why do real estate agents make it so hard to get an apt? I believe they are more picky than the owners

Asked by Zoranda Wilson, Valley Stream, NY Wed Oct 5, 2011

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Beth Atkinson, Agent, Midwest City, OK
Mon Aug 6, 2012
Alot of times if people call at the last minute we already have appointments set up. You have to contact the owners also, sometimes that takes awhile.
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Brad Warner, Agent, Norman, OK
Wed Oct 5, 2011
Be specific on when you can meet and when you can not. I'm sure if they want your business then they will adjust there schedule to accomidate yours. If there not willing to work with you find an agent who is. Happy house hunting.
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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Wed Oct 5, 2011
Househunter,
Some agents get confused and put their tastes and preferences ahead of their clients. If the agent you have been working with is too difficult, find another. Our job is to listen first and then confirm what our clients are requesting.
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Joseph Hasti…, Agent, Bayside, NY
Wed Oct 5, 2011
Hunter, since you didn't elaborate in the least, your question raises questions. Are you suggesting that you are financially handicapped? Credit card debt, collections, low credit scores and more will contribute to problems for anyone looking to rent. God forbid there is a judgement on your credit score. That would be pretty effective in stopping anyone from renting an apartment. Mr Lang makes a strong point.

Good luck in your search.
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Bruce Lang, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Wed Oct 5, 2011
i can only speak as someone who is an agent and a landlord....if a landlord accepts someone, they do it by choice. once they have hired a realtor, they have requested professional representation. in that case we have a duty of care to that and every customer. while at times the requests seem over the top, it is what we promised we would do for our client, the landlord. in many jurisdictions, the cost of eviction is high, and if an agent did not fulfill their duties, it is possible thay could be sued for damages....therefore...more scrutiny.
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