APARTMENT NO. 2
101 Charles Street
Broker: Auguste Olson (pictured)
of Mark David & Co.
Apartment: One-bedroom, one-bath, fourth-floor walk-up; pets allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Monthly rent: $2,600.
WHAT THE BROKER SAYS: “The vacancy rate in the West Village is astonishingly low—under 1.2 percent. Locking down a location was hard—I checked every hour, found a gem, and then watched it get rented.”
WHAT THE CLIENTS LIKED:
Andrew: “It’s cute! The washer-dryer in the bathroom is okay, but it can get steamy and noisy in there when it’s running.”
Christine: “Really? You didn’t like the washer and dryer?”
Andrew: “It’s there—I wouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
Christine: “This kitchen is glorious. Ours is gross—the floor is coming up.”
Andrew: “The schools are two blocks away—that’s good.”
WHAT THEY DIDN’T:
Christine: “Is a washer-dryer and dishwasher worth boosting our rent by $750? For that price we could drop off our laundry and eat at Jane every day. I’m considering getting a studio, so the rent for that place plus this—and this is higher than our ceiling—that’s a lot. [But] I like this one better. If I had my way, I’d knock out that wall and make the bedroom smaller—”
Andrew: “—or divide the bedroom so we can have one for Josie.”
Christine: “The hallways are creepy.”