Yes, it is standard to pay 10% or 1 months rent as a commission for a rental in Connecticut. In most cases, this commission is paid by the seller. Agents work very hard with rentals as well as sales, showing all appropriate rentals (and the inventory is high now), negotiating, following up re lease, paperwork, walk through, etc.Agents spend hours working with clients on finding the most suitable rental....Not only is there time involved but please remember, in most cases, they are driving their clients around and that is an expense as well. Good agents earn every penny of ttheir commissions whether it be for a rental or a sale!
Should you or anyone you know need any help in finding a rental or a property to buy, I would welcome the opportunity to represent you. Please call me at 203-221-2186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (William Raveis Real Estate). Thank you, Randi Hutton