Best of luck finding those landlords! I've found the most business in that regard here came from sellers who decided they want to lease out their homes, or from buyers of retirement properties who want to lease them out for awhile. You might try contacting agents who have properties that have been on the market for awhile. They might not be interested in managing a lease listing, but maybe they would use you as a referral if their sellers are interested. Just a thought....
Annette has good advice and I would say, secure the clients first buyer/renter FIRST, then find them a place. Landlords are tired of the calls.
A far cry from Brooklyn or Manhattan, Dunedin is a literal 'Mayberry' on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I do however, work on a consultative basis with large companies with extensive holdings in Philadelphia.
The territorial nature of landlords seems to be universal and reflected in the way Philadelphia landlords operate also. They see no need to pay for these renter leads or clients when the are at 97% occupancy already. These folks, however, exert extreme passion, in making certain their marketing is effective..therefore 97% occupancy.
With this reality, you need to take care presenting what you are bringing to the game? More rental folks! They don't need you?
First rule of negotiations...
1. What does the other party want/need? Often you must reveal to them the problem and your solution. (Solutions, one of the only four things for which people will PAY)
2. What is most beneficial to you? Hint: What is the most essential resource for agent success?
I trust you will understand that I have no intent of posting this information on an aggregate website Q & A thread. After all, this is a business, not a hobby. I have however, provided sufficient information for the curious mind to uncover the pathway to a collaborative relationship with these territorial landlords.
Best of success to you
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
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