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Best way to find homes for rent from landlords and not companies?

Asked by Carolina Reyes Price, Meriden, CT Tue Oct 30, 2012

I'm currently seeking a home for rent. All of the rental communities are one floor apartments, worn out and not so appealing. I'd like to rent a townhome/two-story condo from a landlord but don't see many posted. Should I ask a realtor for help or is there a place I should be looking instead of browsing the usual rental websites?

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Ron Thomas’ answer
It appears that most Owner/Landlords do not use a lot of services:
They put a FOR RENT sign on the lawn and depend upon word-of-mouth.
I would recommend driving around in the neighborhoods you are interested in, and looking for the signs.
Granted, gas isn't cheap, but neither is TIME.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2012
Outside of the rental websites, Craigslist and the local paper, your best bet is using a local REALTOR, particularly one who specializes in multi-family homes and rentals. They routinely work with investors so they always have their "ear to the ground" for new opportunities.

I'm currently carrying a couple of rental properties myself. One is a 3BR, 2.5BA house in the Mt. Carmel section of Hamden and the other is a 2BR, 2BA townhouse-style condo in the Westville section of New Haven. If you'd like more info, please email me at EmbarkWithMARK@GMail.com.
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