Best way to find rental home/property... need some help

Asked by skakid812, Houston, TX Sun Aug 11, 2013

I am pretty internet savvy but when it comes to rentals there is just loads and loads of rentals online. I know there are plenty of nice homes for rent with little signs that may not be listed. I would like to know the best way to go about finding professional help finding a nice rental home within my budget without paying a large fee. I can be reached at and look forward to your help!

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Jay Thomas, Agent, Houston, TX
Sun Aug 18, 2013
If you're searching for a home in Houston go to You can do a broad search or enter a neighborhood or zip code.
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Persis Behra…, Agent, Cinco Ranch, TX
Mon Aug 12, 2013
Hello, as Mark and Al suggested, it would be very helpful if you enlist the help of a realtor, at no cost to you.

Depending on your specifications, we should be able to find you something.

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Mark McNitt, Agent, Houston, TX
Sun Aug 11, 2013
You need to find a Realtor that works in the area your looking at. has a feature that lets you see offices by Zip Codes. You might start there. Getting a referral from a friend, family member or someone at work always helps.

Keep in mind Realtors will get paid a small commission to assist you in finding any home, but it is a small commission. Thus, you want to be as upfront with your needs and be flexible with your time as all Realtors currently are very busy. Weekends are always booked so being available during a week day or an early afternoon always helps.

Don't look too far ahead. Most landlords will not hold a property for longer than 30 days. Some 2 weeks max. You will have more difficulties if your credit is poor or if you have a pet. Not impossible, but it might limit your choices. Be VERY careful when dealing with for-lease-by-owners if they are out of town. Good luck.

Mark McNitt
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Al Geffon, Agent, Houston, TX
Sun Aug 11, 2013
Simple solution ... work with a Realtor! There is no cost to you as a tenant (we're paid by the property owner's agent), and you'll be certain to avoid the scams and bogus listings that are all over the Internet. Answer a few questions to determine your budget, location, needs & wants ... and you're on your way! I'm sure there will be replies posted by many reliable Realtors who are willing to help you find a great rental ... and with no fee involved. Best of luck ...

Regards ...

Al Geffon
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