Real Estate Agent Handling Rentals

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Can anyone recommend a real estate agent who assists tenants with finding suitable rentals? Do any exist? Thanks!

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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.

seahorse Feb 06, 2021 01:39 PM
Real Estate Agent Handling Rentals

Are you a prospective tenant or landlord? Almost all rentals are listed on Zillow. You can look at listings on Zillow to gather names of property managers, some of whom are also real estate agents. Can’t hurt to contact a few property managers because they will know about listings before they are advertised.

Cadillackid Feb 06, 2021 09:08 AM
Real Estate Agent Handling Rentals

South coast realty in Goleta they are SUPER EASY to deal with and VERY Kind! They will rent to you no matter your credit or rental history, over all they help people who struggle and they are amazing! David is a really good person give them a call, they are on 5951 Encinoa rd Goleta 805 9644276

jak Feb 06, 2021 08:25 AM
Real Estate Agent Handling Rentals

One frequently overlooked area to check before contracting with a manager is what kind of bonding and insurance they do or do not have. Remember that if they harm a tenant in any way and are unable to take financial responsibility for their poor behavior, you as the property owner are going to get shaken down and possibly destroyed economically. Your homeowner's insurance liability provisions may or may not cover your imputed liability as your insurance company may refuse to pay because you were "negligent" in contracting with a "bad manager". So always check the manager's liability insurance situation and then check with your own insurance company - buy a rider to your policy if necessary. My extensive research 7-8 years ago turned up no a single good management company in the South County but Sierra is acceptable. I doubt things have changed much. Rentals in California are a rough business to be in.

Becky Feb 05, 2021 03:32 PM
Real Estate Agent Handling Rentals

IF you are looking for a house, the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors does have some rental listings on it's MLS site. We have used it before to rent our home to appropriate tenants when we were out of state for an extended period.

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