There are lots of sellers that would be willing to lease. Most of them have placed their homes in the care of a property manager or real estate office. Surfing the TV is probably not going to be the most efficient use of your time. There is a property mgmt sub-section in the real estate section of the yellow pages. Most of the companies have various price ranges and will require an application along with $75-$100 fee. If you have additional questions please call my cell or email me.
The website link below will also give you opportunity to see what is available through our FL Gulf Coast MLS rental service. Happy to help.
Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2011" by Gulfshore Life Magazine
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