Central Florida Rental Market
Are you getting frustrated with the limited rental inventory? Like most people you are probably relying on Zillow, Hotpads, and Realtor.com to help you find a rental property. In today’s market you have to give yourself the advantage of working with a Realtor. There are numerous advantages of working with a licensed Realtor® that you may not have even thought about. Lets see if I can convince you to pick up the phone and call me (Albin Hubscher) to help you find your next rental property.
Advantages of working with a Licensed Realtor®
-Your agent can access the property without you being there and take extra photos while being able to Facetime with you if you aren’t able to make the showing.
-By Facetiming or having extra photos you may be more comfortable putting in an application before actually seeing the property.
-Your agent can walk you through the application process and answer any questions you may have about the application.
-Before spending your money on an application fee talk to your Realtor® to see if you are a qualified applicant for the property.
Here are a few things to consider before paying that application fee.
-Do you make at least 3X the amount of the rent payment? (For example if your current gross income on a monthly basis is $6,000 a month you can qualify for a monthly rental of $2,000 a month.)
-Do you have background issues that would prevent you from qualifying for the property?
-How is your credit score? If you are unsure what your credit score is sign up to get a free credit score report. You can also contact your bank to have them run your credit score.
-Do you have pets? If so make sure that the property allows pets.
Now that you have filled out the application what is next?
Once you have filled out the proper application and paid the required application fee the waiting period begins. If the unit is being rented through a property management company it could take longer to get an approval. If the landlord is managing the rental your response to your application could come back much quicker. If you are approved the next step in the process is to agree on the terms and sign the lease. If you are uncomfortable reviewing the lease you can contact your attorney to review any of the terms and stipulations on the lease.
Moving into your new rental
Now that you have signed the required lease it is time to move into your new rental. If you are needing a mover or any other help before you move in make sure to contact your Realtor® for any vendors they may recommend to make the transition as smooth as possible.
The best part about using a licensed Realtor®
In this ever changing real estate market it is very important to give yourself the competitive edge when looking for a rental property. The best part about using a Licensed Realtor® is that you there is no out of pocket fee. It is entirely free to use a Realtor when looking for rental property. Have I convinced you yet?
Pick up the phone and call me – 407-404-4041 when looking for your next rental property.