We decided to move to Irvine, we are looking for an agent to find us a home for rent, we understand we dont have to pay any fee to him. Thanks

Asked by Mar, Valencia, CA Mon May 3, 2010

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Mon May 3, 2010
Any agent will generally get paid a commission by/from the owner of whichever home you choose to rent. As the renter, you will customarily not pay any fee to your agent, who helps you find a rental, unless otherwise agreed to. Keep in mind finding rentals through an agent, will generally limit your choice of rentals to choose from. Most agents to not have access to ALL rentals. Which is a very different situation to an agent's access to homes for sale. You should, without an agents help, also check local property management companies for their rental inventory in Irvine, Irvine newspapers classified ads, and other online resources that offer rentals. There are quite a few rentals that don't get input into the MLS and handled by agents. Good luck.
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Cheryl Garner, Agent, Valencia, CA
Thu May 17, 2012
John Sturdevant is a FABULOUS Realtor in the Orange County area. Call John at 949-584-5619. Email: johnsturdevant@gmail.com. I'm positive John can help you find a super nice home to rent!
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Tvandemark, , 91355
Tue May 4, 2010
Hi Mar,

Great answer Robert and Brian. I have a renter I am working with and told them the same thing. Do contact both rental companies and a realtor and use the other search techniques mentioned.

Bottom line, as a renter you have look at ALL avenues.
Ask around your network of friends, family, co-workers, and even ask vendors in the area.
If you are pumping gas in Irvine, ask the bored guy pumping gas next to you.
Check college post it boards, sometimes parents bought a home or condo to house their kids during college and once they graduate often they sell or rent the property.
Drive the area looking for signs and chat with locals, you never know who knows what and the neighbors often know quite a bit about their neigborhood.
If you start a new job, ask if the HR department has resources to rental properties.
Last but not least, you too can place an ad in a paper or on-line seeking a rental.

Have a smooth move,
TV-Tracy Van De Mark
Keller Williams Realty
Web Reference:  http://www.TVandemark.com
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