are thre any real free websites to find a home to rent/lease?

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Deb, Home Buyer, Sacramento, CA
Mon Oct 21, 2013 old favorite
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That is a great one!!!
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Deb, Home Buyer, Sacramento, CA
Mon Oct 21, 2013
Ooops...It's....Intero Real Estate Services
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Deb, Home Buyer, Sacramento, CA
Mon Oct 21, 2013
I've been using Interon, I like it for my mobile home searching.
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Greg Kaiser, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Tue Oct 15, 2013
Any reputable property management company will have a top-notch web presence. And yes, Lyon has a great property management division.
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Maria Cipoll…, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Sat Sep 7, 2013

A good real estate professional can be a great ally in the quest to advertise and choose the right tenants for you. It will save you time, effort and aggravation.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Doug & Bud Z…, Agent, Placerville, CA
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Trulia and Craigslist are good sources.
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James Tan, Agent, elk grove, CA
Wed Jul 17, 2013
Jaime and Jim are right. Trulia, Zillow and Craigslist are all good websites. But if the advertized rent is too good to be true, usually it is either a scam or the owner is not paying the mortgage in preparation for a shortsale/foreclosure.

In the former case, the scammer usually copies an actual photograph of a legitimate advertisement (say on Trulia) then posts the same ad, often using the same words at a far lower rent say on craigslist. When contacted, the scammer will say that he is out of town and after some proforma qualification, will ask the prospect to wire money or send a money order to him, to get the key.

This happens all the time, and it recently happened to one of my clients.
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Eddie Martini, Agent, Auburn, WA
Wed Jul 17, 2013
Craigslist, trulia, are a few otherwise you can hire a property manager to help you like a Realtor would for a buyer/seller...
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Marc Afzal, Agent, Walnut Creek, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
My recommendations is to do a search on google for local Property Management Companies in areas you are looking because they typically have listings for lease that you wont sometimes find anywhere else on the web.

Marc Afzal
Lic: 01423695

Office: 916-426-2505
Fax: 888-958-5828
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Jim Walker, Agent, Carmichael, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Jaime made a good point. Be careful of the rental scammers, they are as common as junk mail from Nigerian "Bankers" (maybe the same guys)

If they want you to wire money via western union without meeting at the house.
Even if they meet you at the house, can they provide proof of ownership? or prove that they are the agent of the owner? Feel free to ask your local real estate agent to look up the owner of record to see if the name of the person you are dealing with is the owner or if you are dealing with a phony baloney.

Renter beware.
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Jaime Becker, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Trulia is a great website to find rentals as well as Craigslist. Just beware of rental scams. There are many of them out there. Usually the rental price will seem to good to be true. If the owner says anything about being out of the country and to email them a bunch of information, it is most likely a scam.
Good luck!
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Morgan Larson, Agent, Folsom, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Generally you can search for free on any of the below mentioned websites. Sometimes you'll need to register your name, phone #, and email address to do further searches. Generally those types of sites do have the most accurate information.

Craigslist is a great place for rentals. Trulia, Zillow, and are also great. Good luck!
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Ed Favinger, Agent, Folsom, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Mr. Herbie...

try hotpads... padmapper... craigslist..

and just type in a search engine the area you want and see what comes up.

all of our advertising is on the web.
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Alan Kurpiew…, , California
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Craigslist is probably the best for private owners renting their own properties. If there is a listing agent, then any website that has access to the MLS will work - like those mentioned including or - assuming it is up on the MLS, which most would be.

Also, let me add that as a lessee, using an agent is "free" for you. Your agent's commission will typically be paid be the landlord/owner when a lease is signed.

Perhaps an agent is the BEST FREE source to find a home to rent or lease?

Best regards,
Alan Kurpiewski, Realtor®
CA BRE 01912043
(619) 35-HOUSE
(619) 354-6873
Web Reference:
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david fritsch, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
In CA Craigs List is the best option.
Many property management companies and private owners list there. It is a great free option that the masses use.

I just posted my rental this morning and I got 3 called in 2 hours.
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Keisha Mathe…, Agent, Elk Grove, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013

..and hundreds more of you search property search.

Hope that helps,

Keisha Mathews, REALTOR®
CDPE®, HRC®, HAFA® Certified
SAR Masters Club Member 2012
SAR Masters Club Steering Committee
Mathews & Co. Realty Group
@ Century 21 Landmark Network
(916) 370-1803 cell
lic#: 01439130
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Michelle Tho…, Agent, El Dorado Hills, CA
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Besides Trulia, and Craigslist try Lyon
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