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Kirby Sommers, Founder/CEO

 Get Help. No Stress. Rent Direct.

   Access to broker fee apts for no fee. Yes!

   Receive broker incentives as free rent. Why not?

   Access *best* apartments only.

   Avoid problem apartments - i.e., rats(!). It's costly to move again.

   Avoid bad landlords. You pay rent for a reason.

   Beat the competition. Never lose your application fee again.

   Show your financials *only* to the landlord. Avoid identity theft.

   See real apartments. Avoid bait & switch brokers.

   You're going to be happy you found me. Seriously.



Teamwork. I find. You go see. Save money & time.


Helping people rent a better apartment and saving them money since 2006.


Rent any apartment no fee.

Personalized help with access to best apartments.

You don't need to see 20 places, you only need to see the best.


No Pressure. No Stress.

No tag along broker.

You rent direct with landlord.



The best rental experience you'll ever have. Yep.

The AptStar Process

Simple Steps: Fill out form. Get accepted. Rent your home.




You and I will communicate via phone, email, and text.

Accessible, personalized + comforting support through lease signing.

Whether you begin the process from another country, another city, or NYC.

Let's work together!


AptStar Service Charge

One-time cost 1,000*
(*Option to get started at only $295 / 2-part installment plan)

Your move in date is ideally 30-60 days from today.

If your rental price is $3,500 or more the one-time cost is slightly higher and your savings substantially greater.

Fill out the form via "Get Started" and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


One Time Cost
Make no payment until you are accepted by me.

Clients are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

To ensure you fit into my calendar, reserve your spot now.

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About Kirby

  1. I'm a writer who grew up in New York City. I was a commercial real estate broker with a fancy office on Park Avenue. Just before Labor Day on 2005 I was about to embark on a much needed long weekend when Hurricane Katrina hit the Golf Coast. The moment I walked into my apartment on Wednesday, August 29th I tuned in to watch the news. Images of stranded Katrina victims with haunting looks of despair immediately made me want to help. That night from my livingroom floor, armed with a computer and a phone, I created what was to become known as Katrina Home Drive. With the help of volunteers across the country we helped to find new homes and resources for thousands of survivors.

    It didn't take me long to realize that renters in New York City were in need of help too. And so I started Landlord Links (which can still be found here). These became the first landlord directories with links to landlord websites (where renters could bypass broker fees). Landlord Links paved the way for my AptStar Program -- which I continue to do. I have created a life for myself where I help people. And I love it.

    AptStar: Revolutionizing the Rental Industry in New York City

    Press Release: Friday, August 16, 2013 The process of renting an apartment in New York City is overwhelming even for seasoned renters. [Read More]

    AptStar: The Apartment Matchmaker (documentary)




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