PitMix Feb 09, 2021 07:28 AM Real Estate Agent Handling Rentals The agency approach is guaranteed to cost the most, right? Because they will need their cut on top of what goes to the owner. In a 0.5% vacancy town, creative approaches are the best. We used to go around to garage sales and ask if they were moving and if we could have the contact info for their landlord. Another neighbor met their landlord at their church. Tell everyone you know you are looking and ask for their help. If you have already done all this and still can't find a place, I wish you good luck.