Finding your next apartment can be a hassle. Between price ranges, neighborhoods, and making sure there’s parking, there is a whole lot to consider when finding the perfect place. What if there were a way for you to just enter what you are looking for and have someone else find the perfect spot? Well, there is!
Try using a real estate agent.
I know you are probably thinking; “I’m looking for a place to rent, not a home to buy,” and we get that. But a real estate agent can facilitate and manage your rental transaction with ease.
Hiring an agent takes away all the hassle of searching for your next apartment, condo, or rental. As an area expert, your real estate agent knows the neighborhoods you are looking in and the average prices of units. Simply tell the agent what you are looking for and they will come back to you with a full list of choices for you to review. Even if you are unsure what exactly you’re looking for, a real estate agent can bring you a multitude of options.
The real estate agent will also manage all communication between you and the prospective landlord or property manager. Between setting up showings, and collecting relevant documentation, you won’t have to worry about a thing. They will set up multiple showings for multiple properties on your schedule. They will make this process as comfortable as possible for you.
Once you have decided on your next place, your agent will take point on the application and the lease. They will review each document line by line for you so you know exactly what you are agreeing to and what you should know. They can also help protect you from potential scams, and leases that take advantage of the tenants. Once you fill out the application and sign the lease, your agent will hand deliver the documents to the landlord or property manager.
Perhaps the best thing about using a real estate agent to facilitate your rental transaction is that now you have someone you can trust for your future moves. A real estate agent can help you purchase your future home. Your real estate agent can provide you with Market values, mortgage rates, and financial advice when you are ready to purchase a home.
Even if you aren’t looking to buy, your real estate agent is chock full of important real estate information and advice, so don’t be afraid to reach out and take advantage.
One last thing about your real estate agent… they are an advocate on your behalf. Their sole job is to look out for you, and protect your best interests.
They have the experience, they’ve literally done this hundreds of times, to get you the perfect place. Using an agent increases your chances of landing the place you want. If you’d like to speak with an agent or view any of the millions of properties on Rental Beast, click here.