My team and I work with renters all the time. In fact if you review some of our feedback on here, you'll see a few of them are from renters. To answer to your question: I could set you up with an auto-search and a "portal" TODAY if you'd like so you get ideas, but really, I'd start looking and applying about 3 week before your move in date. Of course, I'd have questions for YOU, like, are you going to be doing this sight unseen, or fying into town 3 weeks before, or would I be showing it to someone on your behalf who's already here? I have picked out some properties for clients moving here from out of town in the past and they get it sight unseen, though, of course, there's always pictures. And everyone I've done this for has always been extremely happy with my "judgement" for them.
Let me know if I can help. e-mail: MisterRogersHomes@cox.net
Rentals in the Gilbert area are easy to find. When it comes to rentals that take cats are a different story. I do have several investors that own homes and guarantee approval to rent with cats as long as you don't have an eviction and they can verify good source of income.
Most landlords do not want to hold the property for the tenant for a period longer than 2 or 3 weeks. Looking sooner than that will hurt the landlord financially and they will pick another prospective tanant that is moving sooner vs. one that is moving until May.
You can ask for a free list of available rentals to get a feel for the market. Not all homes that are listed as pet friendly accept cats either. I just placed a tenant with two cats and one dog under the same price range in Gilbert. 80% of the MLS homes did not accept her cats. We were still able to find a wonderful home that matches her exact needs and she has able to keep all her furry friends.
Let us know if we can be of assistance.
Yamile Hirsh (Shamile)Psy. D, SFR, e-PRO,CLHMS
Real Estate Investor Specialist.
Home Smart Real Estate
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Gilbert , AZ 85297
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