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Using Trulia in Belltown : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Wendy Hughes-Jelen answered:
I like seeing what kinds of questions people are asking - the market is always changing and it brings up new questions. I have a previous background in property management so I have answered questions for people who are moving to Seattle for a job and need help finding a rental. The Craigslist way of finding a place to live, especially when you are on the other side of the country, just doesn't cut it (even when you are local). Too much competition. So I see my mission is to help people get relocated and into a rental in a community they are going to enjoy in SAFE AND SANE manner. It doesn't pay hardly any money, but a couple hundred bucks for my expertise via email is something i don't mind. Ironically, my husband is now considering a job in California - and the first thing I did was reach out to real estate agents I know down there and I have been working with someone for 6 weeks over email - not taking up too much time, but I am flying down there in a couple weeks and she is picking me up at the airport and going to take me to see some rentals in person. I would do the same if someone was coming from another state and needed my time and expertise. Honestly most agents won't take the time to do rentals since the paycheck is so small. But there are some of us out there, all you have to do is ask! ... more
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