1.Know how to work rental websites
To find a great rental, you have to know how to search for one. And for many, the search begins online. It’s important to know which sites will help you find what you’re looking for.
Looking for an apartment in a large rental community?
Rent.com is a site that allows people to analyze and compare rent prices.
Leased by the owner or in a smaller apartment company?
Check out on Craigslist.org.
Another option is using a search engine, such as HotPads.com which features both rental and for-sale home listings from 400 partners, including multiple-listing services and brokerage companies.
But those search can be overwhelming after a while, so we suggest to use our online to Rent search to find your next paradise. Do not forget that using a Realtor will not increase your rent, and a contrary, may help you to get the best deal possible.
2.Word of mouth can be powerful
In addition to surfing the web for listings, tell friends and family members that you’re looking for a place, too. They may know something not on the market yet.
Telling on Facebook what you’re looking for, can lead to a great deal.
3.Consider a single-family home
These properties are often priced lower than other rentals, partly because they may not come with the same level of amenities but also because these owners may be more motivated to get their places rented.
Your Realtor should be able to help you determine the right value.
4.Look beyond the rental listings
For-sale listings could be a good option as well. If a house has been on the market a little too long, you can approach that owner or that Realtor to rent out the unit. Sellers may be willing to rent it out to you instead. You may be providing some relief to that seller or that owner.
Of course, we are here to guide you through this process.
5.Assess whether rents are fair
After finding a place you’re interested in, Your Realtor will search comparable rentals to make sure that the rent price is competitive with the rest of the market. Analyzing how a particular rent compares with others in the neighborhood, is very important.
6. Go ahead and flaunt your good credit
Having a good credit is very important, your Realtor will highlight that to the landlord. With so many people dealing with job losses and missing bill payments, those who have good credit really shine.
7.Trust your local Realtor
Your Realtor knowing the subdivision, the neighbor or the area, will be able to guide you towards a great deal.
We are the professionals of Real Estate, we have the knowledge, the experience and the tools to help you in the best of your interests.