As with buying a home in New York City, the number one rule is to be prepared before the search even begins. The rental market moves at lightning speed and is unlike any other rental market in the world. The rules that apply elsewhere do not apply in New York City. I am here to help you every step of the way, but it’s important to know what to expect ahead of time. I’ve put together a simplified overview of the steps involved in renting your dream NYC apartment.