We�re changing the name of our company!
During the last couple of months, we�ve had the pleasure of talking to countless New Yorkers concerning the excitement and challenges of living within the city. We�ve met with painters residing in their art studios and bathing within their sink to save money; young architects who reconnected with their inner-child and created forts created from bedsheets to split their loft into separate rooms. One common thread in your conversations has been the inherently emotional nature of moving. A brand new job, a budding relationship, a breakup. Usually moving is precipitated by way of a memorable life event.
Our team brings more humanity and fairness to the NYC rental market. As New Yorkers, the world thinks a powerful sense of community and camaraderie. Our business structure is peer-to-peer: every renter who chooses to list their property with your company helps fellow apartment seekers start by making moving less costly, friendly, and transparent. Concretely, renters that are relocating can earn an acceptable finder�s fee for introducing their landlord to a higher qualified renter, which amounts to lots of money in savings for apartment seekers. Using this community-driven approach at heart, we�ve thought we would rebrand we with a name that better captures our values.
Enter Joinery. �The methods or techniques utilized to connect bits of wood together.�
Joinery is the art and craft of a joiner, someone that brings function and artisanship into a home because they build its wooden stairs, doors, window frames, cabinets, bookcases. The photos and language conjured up by joinery struck a chord around: we liked the concept of renters banding together to make a less expensive and sensible system of renting.
The rental market has done little to ease our anxiety if we move apartments. Over fifty percent of renters in NYC are paying 30% or maybe more with their total household income on rent. Many renters have explicitly �opted-out� utilizing real-estate brokers, either from financial necessity or away from principle. The overall consensus among renters is the 15% fee charged by brokers?-?an average of $5,600!?-?is completely misaligned with all the service provided. To stop paying this fee, we must make our way by having a labyrinth of lease-breaks, roommates, and allegedly no-fee apartments.
We�re incredibly excited being working on developing a sensible, community-driven alternative. You should be in a position to live and rent in Nyc without having to go through brokers. Help get the word out aboutJoinery: let�s interact to generate NYC affordable again.