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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Read the lease carefully, first and foremost. Take pictures and make notes of anything that is in the least bit damaged. Be aware of what other properties are renting for so that you ... more
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Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Alachua, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
Is there a standard amount for a pet deposit?
There is no standard amount....and even though an amount is stated, it may be negotiable depending on the size of the pet, their age, etc. In real estate, everything is negotiable.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 10, 2012 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Alachua, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
Are tenants responsible to have the carpets cleaned upon move out?
Generally yes....however to be absolutely sure, if the tenants are responsible, it should be stated in the lease agreement.....that way there is no question as to whether they are or ar ... more
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Sergio Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Sergio Hernandez answered:
What is the average time it takes for a vacant home to rent in the current market?
That's generally determined by the marketing campaign and the asking price.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 10, 2012 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Mike Malina, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Mike Malina answered:
Should pest control be tenant or owner responsibility after the tenant has moved in?
Depends on the rental agreement. In my personal property, I provide pest control as a value added service.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2015 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Does the rental market slow down or pick up during the holiday season?
Anecdotally, I've seen rental slow down every year starting around mid-November, just like the rest of the housing market. Renters don't like moving during the holidays.
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management asked:
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What interior upgrades are most important to long term tenants?
Eliminating all smells.
Clean Carpets.

Gas stove
Wood/Laminate floors
No Fluorescent Lighting
No tile countertops
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 10, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Tanya Donaghy, Real Estate Pro in Nebo, NC
Tanya Donaghy answered:
Will tenants be apprehensive to rent a home that is also on the sales market?
This could certainly deter some prospective tenants. However, it really depends on how the lease is written, it should definitely address what would happen to the lease if the property ... more
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Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
Should the homeowner or tenant be responsible for HOA dues?
Depends on what you agree to in a lease (if you have one).
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Laura Betz, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Laura Betz answered:
Are homeowners more comfortable with accepting a cosigner or additional rent upfront, for an applicant with poor credit history?
As more homeowners are losing their homes or deciding to proceed with a short sale, it's more common than ever to be faced with this issue. Most property owners feel comfortable w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Sergio Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Sergio Hernandez answered:
Is a two year lease more desirable to home owners, rather than short term or one year?
It is more desireable if tenants are difficult to find and rental rates are declining in the area.
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management asked:
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Michael Kerr, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Michael Kerr answered:
Are furnished rentals more appealing to long term tenants rather than unfurnished?
It really all boils down to the renters need. That being said you can charge more money for the rent than if unfurnished. Be sure to get extra security in case of damage.

Michael Ker ... more
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management asked:
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Ed Rudolph, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Ed Rudolph answered:
What amenities are most important to a potential renter?
They will want a place to park, a pool and a place to put the bicycle.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 10, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Summer Steph…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Summer Stephenson answered:
Are properties located closer to the beaches or downtown Wilmington more popular with potential tenants?
Absolutley. Any property located close to one of our local beaches will appeal more to potential tenants. The good news is these properties usually yield higher rental amounts for lan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 21, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
How often should a property inspection be completed by the owners or management company on an occupied unit?
Depends on type of property I would recommend approx. 3 - 4 times per year .

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dalla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 10, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Vivian Olkin, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Vivian Olkin answered:
Is a longer term lease, such as 2 years, more appealing to renters?
It depends on many factors. How much do the renters like the home and is it difficult to rent a comparable property? What is the stability of the renters? If grad students, it depend ... more
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Myra Gouger, Real Estate Pro in 89052
Myra Gouger answered:
Are school districts a big determinate when renters are looking for a new home?
If they have kids ABSOLUTELY. I f not, it doesn't much matter to a renter what the schools are.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 11, 2010 Rental Basics in 28412
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