If a broker is used and the property is listed, then the commission is paid by the landlord. The tenants do not pay commission, unless there is a special agreement signed by the prospective tenant and their respective agent for a service fee of some sort, but this is rarely the case.
Sometimes tenants will pay for a vacancy or available rental list and those lists allow the landlord to list the property without a payment, but most of these services only give a free text listing and you would still have to pay to get photos, better placement, etc.
If you want to get your property leased out with the minimum hassle to you, have someone else show up for all the inquiries throughout the day, perform all the credit checks and tenant screening, and coordinate all the paperwork, then hiring an agent familiar with leasing would be your best bet and it would be worth your paying their commission.
I am happy to assist with this if you are looking for someone. Please let me know.
Richard "RJ" Kas (SFR, SRES)
"Representing the finest properties from Los Angeles worldwide"
KAS Properties - Coldwell Banker Previews International - Beverly Hills East
9388 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.859-5334 office - 310.488.9826 mobile - 310-273-0670 fax ATT: RJ
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