Is it appropriate to call a realtor to ask if the owner of a condo would be willing to rent?

Asked by Movetomadison, Madison, WI Sun Jul 3, 2011

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Michael Emery, , Minneapolis, MN
Sun Jul 3, 2011
Absolutely. If the owner has had difficulty selling, they might consider renting it out. The agent might also have knowledge of other units in the building that may be available for rent.
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The Drucker, Agent, Madison, WI
Wed Aug 17, 2011
Yes. Realtors are licensed to assist with real estate rental or leasing as well as lease negotiation and drafting.

Be careful. The listing Realtor represents the Seller. Find a Realtor who will represent you and your best interests.
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Don Tepper, Agent, Burke, VA
Sun Jul 3, 2011

You have nothing to lose. And the owner might be willing to rent. However . . .

Tip: Get your own Realtor. Actually make an offer. Or have your Realtor contact the listing agent. You'll be at a disadvantage dealing directly with the listing agent, whether it's for a purchase or a rental.

Hope that helps.
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Christina Al…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Sun Aug 14, 2011
Sure why not... You have absolutely nothing to lose asking.
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Vera Gonzalez, Agent, Sterling Heights, MI
Tue Jul 5, 2011

Why not? I have had clients do so when they said they wouldn't. all they can do is say no .

Good luck,

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Teresa Peters, Agent, INGLEWOOD, CA
Sun Jul 3, 2011
I would suggest if you are really interested in renting a certain condo that is on the market for sale; You contact a Realtor and have them right up an offer for lease for you to present to the seller. For several reasons, 1.) all offers must be presented to seller. 2.) putting it in writing shows you are serious, 3.) A one or two year lease sound a whole lot more benefitial to a seller than a month to month renter that might be gone in a month or two.
Teresa Peters
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