Some communities require agent involvement, however if yours does not you can always list on your own. I recommend working with an agent so you have more exposure (MLS, other agents), access to lease forms and have a professional experience.
If you choose to list on your own, you are looking at things like Craigslist and whatnot, which can be not as safe or reputable. However, people do it every day so it's always an option.
I work with renters regularly and am happy to list rental properties as well.
Best of luck!
Cristyle Egitto http://www.PalmBeachPerfection.com
JOAN LORBERBAUM MOORE
Broker Associate, GRI
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton,FL 33496
Marshall Reiter, Broker Associate
Keller Williams Palm Beach
It is up to you what you pay the listing agent and the cooperating agent. The standard is 1/2 month to each party so one month commission in total. Seasonal commissions are usually 5% to each agent so 10% total commission. To attract agents some owner may offer 10% for annual commission and more for seasonal. You want to attract agents and tenants by offering a property in good condition at market value. Ask the listing agent what they include in their commission. They may just list it or they may include a long line of services that will save you money in the long run. It is also important to decide what utilities you pay and which ones the tenant pays as this can have a big impact on your bottom line. Who pays for the tenant screening process? Who pays for the lease preparation? If I can assist you further or assist in establishing fair market value for you rental to reduce vacancy, please call or email me.
Susanna Malmgren-Grubb, PA
Virtual Global Realty, Jupiter, FL