We have seen a rapid increase in rental properties coming on the market that is causing properties to rent for less money and take twice as long to find a good tenant. Make sure the company you choose has recently rented homes in your area and markets your property in all the major sites such as rent.com, FMLS.com, realtor.com, ajchomefinder.com, postlets,oodle,vast,hotpads,yahoo,craigslist...etc. They need to have someone that actually answers the phone when a potential tenant calls too. Right now tenants will just move to the next property on the list until they get someone to take their call vs leaving a message and hoping to get a call back.
Make sure you thoroughly interview the company you choose. Good luck.
Key Locations Property Management LLC
Hank Miller, SRA, ABR
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
Prudential GA Realty
Therefore, I would recommend that you interview a few different agents to determine who is going to do the best job for you in protecting your interest. And you can certainly compare fees between the agents also; however, I would caution any consumer on thinking that all agents are the same and just choosing the cheapest. Sometimes you do pay for what you get!
There is a huge difference between agents which explains why some agents are thriving in this market and others are not!
My company, Atlanta CityLiving Properties, charges 1/2 of one months rent to lease a property. We perform credit/criminal checks, verify employment and income, and review the prospect's past rental or mortage history. The prospect pays the application fee. We are available to show the property 7 days a week at any reasonable hour.
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For instance, The Rootdown Group will have a rental listing on over 30 websites - not just autopopulated IDX placements, but 30 separate user accounts.
Do you have a Section 8 voucher?
You'll see fees ranging from $1000 to $2000 for a property like this...