What is Joinery?
Joinery connects departing tenants with incoming tenants, making the apartment rental search easier and cheaper for people in the New York City area. Incoming tenants pay drastically lower fees, and departing tenants are well-compensated for showing their apartment. Landlords get lower vacancy rates and well-vetted incoming tenants.
How it works
Departing tenants list their apartment on Joinery, providing relevant details, pictures, and their move out date. Their landlord approves the listing and, once live, departing tenants may correspond with prospective tenants, answering any questions and eventually scheduling viewings. Joinery runs all prospective tenants through a background and credit check, so that we can see that they meet the minimum qualifications -- no wasted time. Once the incoming tenant signs the lease, departing tenants make a commission that they have set, which is up to half a month's rent.
How do I list my apartment?
Go to the list my apartment link, and fill in the pertinent details. Your landlord will need to approve your listing, and provide other details like monthly price and minimum credit score before it is made public.
Is my landlord okay with this?
We require that all departing tenants receive approval from landlords -- it's not in your best interests to post your apartment without consent. For example, your landlord may already have a new renter in mind that you don't know about yet. You can contact your landlord or we are happy to do it on your behalf.
How is my commission calculated?
Your decide your own commission. The maximum amount you may charge is half a month’s rent.