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Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Is it better to ask for References From Your Employer or Former Landlord for a renter?
Former landlord definitely makes more sense. When my current tenants applied they had put together a packet of material that they brought with them - their resumes, letters from their ... more
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Jay Fertman, Real Estate Pro in 80015
Jay Fertman answered:
Who do I contact if my landlord won't fix air ducts clogged up?
I spoke with Samantha Houchin at The Weather Changers. She said they can come out and scope the ducts to try to determine the problem. She said there could be other things causing low a ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I sent 3 emails through Trulia last night. Only one response from a residential agent. What do you consider a 'reasonable' time period for?
If response time is not to your liking and if you are serious about purchasing/renting/selling, why not simply consider working/choosing one agent; be aware that not all internet inquir ... more
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thiagodaluz7, Other/Just Looking in Orem, UT
thiagodaluz7 answered:
I fell down slippery steps at my apartment building and I have asked landlord for two free months rent to cover medical and missed work. Is that Ok?
A move like this is much less likely to go in your favor if you haven't verified the extent of your injuries with a doctor. If you have that evidence to back you up, it's a pretty fair ... more
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Darrius Cott…, Real Estate Pro in 49417
Darrius Cottrell answered:
I am looking for a 3 bedroom home in the Spring Lake area. Grand Haven is a strong possibility as well.
hello i would be more than welcome to help you find the right place for you sir! we have multiple listings of some Houses you might be interested in! any specific other features you wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 4:55pm Rental Basics in Grand Haven
James Loftis, Real Estate Pro in West Palm Beach, FL
James Loftis answered:
I'm moving to West Palm Beach From Honolulu Hawaii and need help finding a place to rent in my budget...
Please contact me, will be glad to send you a list of rental properties that fit your criteria.


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954-261-3361
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0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:40pm Rental Basics in West Palm Beach
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
So I have a group of girls (all of us are college students) that are looking for our first apartment to move out. Who should we put as head of house?
Whitney,
I suspect whoever the landlord will be most pleased to see in that position. Chances are mom has the most credit and income available, but in most cases each tenant must have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:19am Rental Basics in 95969
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Why do you not accept Rent Assistance? Are you judging everyone based on a stereotype of people who receive rent assistance?
Wendy,
you sound like you would be an exceptional tenant.
It is for folks EXACTLY like you that section 8 was devised.

Here is what I recommend.
#1. Identify a number of REALTORS ... more
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Anna Maria, Renter in West Milford, NJ
Anna Maria asked:
Does anyone know if trailer park dwellings are ever rented and what is the general rental price? I am starting to get desperate as I am having such a hard time finding a rental that will accept my large dog. People don't get it that it's the small dogs that are nasty, not the large…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Mahwah
Zach Overturf, Real Estate Pro in 76123
Zach Overturf answered:
I rented my house to a man who signed a month to month. A year later he asked for a favor he wanted to move out and let adult kids move in nothing
Verbal agreements mean absolutely nothing in real estate. I'm sorry but it will be a argument of he said she said. This will not hold up anywhere.

I suggest next time hiring a prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in 92040
Dawson &…, Home Seller in San Francisco, CA
Dawson & Clinton answered:
My wife and I will be relocating from Pennsylvania to the Bay in late July/Aug. & want to rent. Long distance is an issue. Should we enlist realtor?
Hey There,

Being a long term resident and member of the real estate industry in the Bay Area I can attest to the fact that housing here is often hard to come by. Of course the neigh ... more
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Jaime.gomes23, Renter in Stamford, CT
Jaime.gomes23 asked:
Should I use a realtor to find a rental? My family is moving to Stamford, CT in mid-August. I am hoping to find a realtor who can help us find a house that will meet all of our needs. This is not our first time renting, but it…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Stamford
khankobir9090, Home Buyer in New York, NY
khankobir9090 asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in New York Mills
Asad Shaikh, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Asad Shaikh answered:
anyone know of a collection company that collects commission owed by an apartment community as a realtor commission??
I recommend keeping a day off once a week. Where you do nothing but collections. I usually do it on Monday or Tuesday as it slows off. It is better to do yourself. Lot of collection com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Coppell
Frank Pacera, Real Estate Pro in Egg Harbor Township,...
Frank Pacera answered:
What are the laws regarding Certificates of Occupancy for rentals in Egg Harbor Township, NJ?
All you would need is a Fire Detector Inspection.
http://www.ehtgov.org/FireInspections/DetectorApp.pdf
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Egg Harbor Township
alenamauer, Home Buyer in New York, NY
alenamauer answered:
Looking for Good Property Management Company
A property manager can tell you what repairs need to be made to increase revenue. My aunt has been a property manager for years, these are just some tips I have heard from her. I hope t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Las Vegas
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
How to change the status of a listing?
Better to submit a request for that:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Rental Basics
Nick Sanni, Real Estate Pro in Financial District,...
Nick Sanni answered:
Is a six month lease broker fee half of a year broker fee?
Standard commission for a rental up to 2 months is 1/2 a months rent. 2 months to 6 months is 1 months rent. And 6 months and longer is %15 of the annual rent.

If you need any help w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Rental Basics in New York
Nick Sanni, Real Estate Pro in Financial District,...
Nick Sanni answered:
which website or where could I find half-a-year term rental listings?
Hi. any licensed real estate agent can help you access short-term rentals in NYC via their internal database.

A lot of buildings have a minimum of 3 months for a sublet so you wont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Rental Basics in New York
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