NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Step Realty and WilliamPaid today announced a partnership to help recent college graduates find their first apartments in New York City and build credit history while paying their rent online.
"By collaborating with WilliamPaid, Next Step Realty hopes to help recent college graduates address the challenges of not only finding a first apartment, but also navigating the world of personal financial responsibility," according to Next Step Realty CEO Blair Brandt. "We are committed to offering our clients an efficient, quality, price conscious apartment search, and this new suite of tools ensures that our support doesn't end when you receive your keys."
WilliamPaid will track and record on-time rent payments to be included in a traditional credit report, which may help customers build their credit history.
"We are thrilled to be working with Next Step Realty, and providing recent graduates with an opportunity to make their rental payments matter, starting with their first apartment search and onwards," said Jeffrey Golding, President and Co-Founder of WilliamPaid.
About Next Step Realty New York
Founded in 2010, Next Step Realty New York, LLC is a real estate brokerage firm designed to help recent college graduates find their first apartments in New York City. Annually assisting around 3,000 graduates and growing yearly, Next Step aims to provide a user-friendly experience for recent grads that in the past have been burnt by inefficiency, unqualified brokers, inaccurate online listings, and overpriced fees. Next Step contracts appropriate rental agents that are like-minded to their graduating clients, strategically matches individual graduate clients with the right in-house broker, and automatically discounts broker fees by 20-40% to kick start post-college savings. The company's in-house, up-and-coming agents are given the opportunity to increase their short-term income potential, gain more experience in the field, and maximize the quality and size of their long-term client base, while recent graduates receive cost-effective and professional guidance throughout their first apartment search.
WilliamPaid, an electronic rent payment processor, is the easiest, most efficient way to pay rent by providing convenient and flexible payment options that work with any landlord. Users can pay online via credit card, debit card, bank account or any combination of the three, or in cash at over 45,000 locations nationwide — giving renters the power to pay on their own terms. Renters are also given the option to schedule automatic payments with Autopay and the ability to split and track payments with roommates.
For more information on Next Step Realty, visit http://www.thenextsteprealty.com/ or call 646.568.1312. Next Step can also be located at facebook.com/TheNextStepRealty, and @NextStepRealty on Twitter or Instagram.
SOURCE Next Step Realty New York