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Why should a landlord use an agent to find them a tenant?

Asked by Trulia Houston, Houston, TX Thu Mar 14, 2013

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Several reasons include....
* Exposure. Getting the home on the local MLS to expose the home to 29,000 Realtors in Houston.
* Internet. When listed on the MLS, relisted on multiple web sites like
* Showing. Meeting prospects at the home and presenting the home it the best light.
* Screening. Reviewing applications and understanding what a credit report says. Criminal too.
* Advise. As with sellers, we can advise on what to do when preparing a home for lease.
* Negotiating. Understanding terms of the lease and how to set it up for the landlord.
* Property Management. We can offer turn-key services from collecting rent to making repairs.

And there is more, but the idea of doing it by yourself is no better here than trying to sell on your own. For the commissions involved (and they are typically not that much) we provide a lot of services. Most seasoned agents don't like to work with leases, but will do this as a service to long term clients or as a stop-gap measure till the time is right to sell.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Its always a good Idea to have a licensed Real Estate Professional represent you in any Real Estate tranaction. With a licensed Realtor, you can expect proper disclosure and that the represented party has accurate information to make an informed decision. Additionally, a licensed and fully certified agent can give your listing the exposure you need to quickly procure qualified leads, and minimize the time your property is on the market. In most cases 30 days or less.
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There are many other reasons besides marketing on Let's take you, Trulia, for one, Craig's List and other various other sights. Yes, HAR may be the largest media sight, I am a Realtor as well, but it's just one way. WE OWE OUR CLIENTS MUCH MORE THAN JUST MARKETING A HOME on Har. Call me for maximum exposure in the City.

Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
(281) 785-5132
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Good Afternoon,

The main reason is to obtain a tenant as quickly as possible, and this is done with an agent listing it through MLS. Most renters and buyers check the local MLS, Houston Ass. of Realtors (HAR) before going any place else first.

In Houston's market, via an agent, you should be able to have a tenant lined up within a couple of weeks, depending on the area. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

Nadeem - Realtor
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You should use an agent to find you a tenant because the agent knows what to check for when screening tenants. Tenants can be very sneaky and leave out pertinent information that is needed in order for the landlord to make a good, solid decision. Agents will check backgrounds, credit, employment, previous rental history, etc..... We also use TREC real estate forms to make sure that the landlord is covered just in case the tenant becomes a nuisance and needs to be removed from the property. It is always a good idea to use a licensed agent when dealing with tenants. Be safe.....not sorry!

Diane Hermis Schrakamp
Total Real Estate Services
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Knowledge is power. I lease floor a living, I have had several listings for lease and they are quickly leased. My client's have been very happy with my service.

Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
(281) 785-5132
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