Instead of contacting the listing agent you would need a local selling agent to represent you. There are two agents in each purchase and/or rental transaction (unless your willing to sign a dual agency agreement) and since the listing agent is working for the lessor you may want someone representing you as the lessee. If you are not currently working with an agent and are willing to work exclusively with one I would be happy to assist in your rental search. Contact me at your convenience. firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay dry out there!