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Elizabeth Ra…, Renter in Antioch, CA

If a rental property is just a bit out of your price range say by $50-100 dollars. Is it bad form to see if they would take your price?

Asked by Elizabeth Rabago, Antioch, CA Tue Jul 31, 2012

Our price range is $950 per month, but the homes in safer areas are all $1000 . I would love to be able to be in a nicer area, but because we are young we are in the worst areas. Thank you in advance

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no. try to negotiate the best price. but I don't understand why $50 to $100 a month would be such a big deal.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 10, 2013
Negotiate, Everyone does it, it doesn't it hurt, I seen people that are millionaires ask for a discounts on $20 items.

but when your ready to buy your first home,

coldwell banker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 10, 2013
Another option is offering to cover something that might cost the landlord otherwise. Maybe you can offer for a 3 month trial to maintain landscaping, etc. Everything in this market is up for negotiation. A lot of times with a longer lease term, which means you are obligated to stay the lease term, you may be able to get in with a slightly lower monthly, so they don't have to incur the expense of rehabilitating after a one year lease for a new tenant. That can often save the landlord $500-1000. It never hurts to ask so long as your reduced rent offer amount isn't significant.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
If you could commit to a longer lease you may have a shot at a lower amount each month.
This is always a good reason to work with an agent in this process as they can 'sell' you as solid tenants. (Granted good credit, and jobs help)!

Good Luck I hope you were able to rent where you wanted to be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2012
As mentioned below - EVERYTHING is negotiable. Give it a shot.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 6, 2012
THe first thing to remember is that in real estate all things are negotiable. All they can say is no. If you have strong credit, stable income, and a good reference from your previous landlord, it is worth asking. On the flipside of the coin, there is an increased demand on the $1000-1300 in the Pittsburg-Antioch rental markets.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 31, 2012
Try negotiating a lower rent ($950) with higher deposits and/or terms in favor of the landlord. Hopefully this landlord can understand and be willing to rent to you. Everything in real estate is negotiable...good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 31, 2012
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