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Many agents provide leasing representation. You can simply list your home for LEASE with an agent. They will post it on the MLS. There are plenty of agents working with clients looking to lease.
With so many people having completed short sales, and unable to buy in the immediate future, many are looking to lease.
Contact an agent in your area and list your home for lease. The lease market is heating up.
Much Success to you!!!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
May I ask why you are relying on a real estate agent to bring you a renter? Not that they can't. Just that that is not our area of expertise. We help people buy and sell homes. Renters usually come through property management companies or from rental postings such as http://www.craisglist.com
Another great way to find a good renter is to post a for rent sign right out front of the property. People who are visiting with family and friends, and like the neighborhood, might see your sign and decide they want to rent.
To answer your question, if I, as an agent, had a renter for your home, I would not require compensation. I would, however, ask to be your REALTOR, in the event you deire to sell the home in the future. :)
If you'd like to email me the property address and bed/bath, sq ft, rent rate, I will locate a good tenant for you. I do know someone looking in Natomas for a rental.