Hi Murphy Law.
They don't need to pay a fee.
Some companies get their fee from the owners and some get a fee from the renter.
It depends on the company.
They should disclose any fee to you when they first show you units.
Of course choosing an experienced local real estate pro can help you save a lot of time.
(Not me for Boston, I'm on the Cape, but I can help you choose a local pro when you are ready.)
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