No. 1 thing about your dilemma.... it is almost a rule that VACANT rentals will not be held longer than two weeks, maybe three at the most.
So you need rentals that are ONLY available the first week of February or later.
Since May of 2011 I have assisted approximately 150 families find rentals.
I do not charge for my services. The broker will pay me a finder's fee on the property you eventually rent.
I will be happy to set you up with an automated search in the MLS search engine. Unlike trulia, zillow, homes.com, and hotpads the MLS search engine I will provide will be updated as fast as is humanly possible. Those other websites many tiomes will have stale listings sometimes rented as far back as four months.
They get a feed from the MLS. I am a member of the MLS. Their goal is to sell advertising to advertsiers based on how much they can get you to look at their webpages. My goal is to find you a home as efficiently as possible, so they we spend less gas and time looking at homes. I have a very different goal from those websites mentioned.
Here is what I need to know:
Your phone number. (cell)
If you are military I need a non-mil e-mail.
Min sq feet?
Do you need it pet friendly?
Single Family only? or is a Townhouse OK?
What is the last day, do or die, you must be moved in? (Mar 1?)
What is the fastest you can move in?
Do you want Ocean Front or nearby, or is near the bay OK?
Let me know how I can assist you.
William E. Wood & Assoc.