Lorraine, Renter in Oakland, CA

What's the best way to find a house for rent? Are there really realtors that specialize in rentals?

Asked by Lorraine, Oakland, CA Sun Oct 13, 2013

REALLY need a small house near 94611 Oakland by Nov. 1. $1500 is budget....HELP!

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No.Some landlords may not post properties on Craigslist but they will check for potential tenants who advertise they are looking. You could try advertising yourself as a potential tenant. Wellington property management is one local company you could contact. Sometimes you can get a place ahead of the crowd through a property manager For $1500 you may want to check a less pricey area like Maxwell park or further South. Or a condo near lake Merritt. Montclair and Piedmont Ave areas are not realistic with that budget.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 17, 2013
Your best bet is to find a property management company. Google property management companies in the areas you like, then talk to 2-3 rental agents to find out how they can help you. Sometimes, they may have rentals that aren't even posted yet.

There are so many scammers out there that hijack legitimate listings and post them as their own, fooling people into providing personal information via an "application form", and then wiring money via Western Union.

You may want to rethink your budget range. $1500/month for a house in the zip code 94611 may be very challenging. A good property manager/rental agent can help guide you as to what to expect in certain budget ranges, and where.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 13, 2013
There are many fine Property Mangers that will be listed in the Yellow Pages.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 13, 2013
Ron Reece at Caldecott.com specializes in SFR rentals, but $1500 is not going to get you anything I think. You can also look on padmapper.com, forrent.com, padlister.com, hotpads.com, rent.com, homes.com, etc. Good luck.
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