I've emailed multiple listing and have not received responses. (nothing in spam) How do I get those with property to rent to respond to me?

Asked by Peter, San Francisco, CA Thu Feb 21, 2013

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Peter, Renter, San Francisco, CA
Thu Feb 21, 2013
Hi all. I appreciate your answers. I have not yet encountered any listings with phone numbers. If I do, I'll certainly call. Otherwise, I'll utilize other methods for searching for a place to rent.

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David Tapper, Agent, Burlingame, CA
Thu Feb 21, 2013
I think your best bet is to work with a property management company or a real estate agent that does rentals.

Good luck,

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Alan May, Agent, Evanston, IL
Thu Feb 21, 2013
I find that a phone call, to the agent is far more effective.

But I would strongly recommend that you find your own agent to represent you... and they will make sure they get timely responses from those agents.

Good luck.
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Alina Aeby, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Feb 21, 2013
Have you tried looking those rental up on craigslist.com as well? There are few well known real estate companies in San Francisco that specialize in rentals or property management. Some of the rental agents represent the landlords only, while others work with the tenants and find them properties.

I am not a leasing agent, but I can point you to few companies if interested.

Good luck!


Alina Aeby-Broker Associate
Pacific Union International
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Walter 'Skip'…, Agent, Brea, CA
Thu Feb 21, 2013
Hi Peter,
I agree with Lance and Laura that Trulia is not the best place to find rentals. Good luck and be careful of scams.
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Feb 21, 2013
Using trulia for rentals seems to be a nightmare for everyone. We get bombarded with contacts for rental requests when we don't deal with them and renters don't get responses. I would use another service
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Laura Coffey, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Thu Feb 21, 2013
Most Realtors don't deal with rentals. I would contact someone that specializes in rentals. You can hire someone and typically the Landlord pays their fee for finding a qualified tenant.
Check into property management companies in your local area. Good luck.
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