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Rent vs Buy in 94949 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Lombardi.enterprises answered:
Hi Ferrisr001:

I may know of the perfect 3 bedroom 2&1/2 bath Novato home with large fenced in yard, and a great dog door so the dogs can just let themselves out to sit on the deck and play in the yard on a sunny day.

How can I contact you to discuss? And when do you need the property? Furnished or Unfurnished?

I am not experienced on answering questions on Trulia so I do not want to give out my contact information in a public forum.
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Thu May 2, 2013
Keith Keller answered:
Hi Ferrisr001, Of course it is! I will take it that you are looking to rent in the way you question is worded. So here's the deal. As a long time landlord I can attest to the difficulty of renting to a tenant with a large dog so here's what you do. Offer a dog damage deposit! It should be brought up as soon as you ask if the landlord will take a large dog. Second ask that the landlord come meet your big (hopefully) sweet and lovable dog and be prepaired to show that your dog will follow simple commands like "out " or "sit". You need to demonstrate that you have your dog under control at all times and his or her behavior is not destructive! Finally be ready to do a simple demonstration of you control of the dog so the landlord can be put at ease. And don't for get the old "the dog stays in the garage pitch"... ... more
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