Let’s face it, not everyone can afford to buy a house and even more and more the rental rates in metropolitan areas are going through the roof. After all, metro areas are in high demand and rental properties receive as many prospects if not more than open houses. Now that summer is around the corner, students are scrambling for rental properties and professionals are relocating before their new jobs start. So for these reasons and more we are seeing an increased demand in requests for rental properties.
When we work with rental clients we definitely want them to be happy about their rental experience So nothing is off the table in our negotiations process. As I’m sure our clients will attest to hearing us say “we can always ask”.
Before you ask, however, consider its importance to you and don’t be unreasonable. In other words don’t ask just to be asking or to try to get a “deal”. Will $50 less a month put you in the neighborhood you want and need to be in? Does parking make or break a deal for you? Can you consider an extended lease to lower the monthly rent? If “fido” or “hello kitty” needs a home as much as you do are you willing to increase the security deposit?
The point we’re trying to make here is keep an open mind and don’t dismiss a rental property because some of the small things don’t meet your needs. Ask your agent to represent your interests and represent them well. That is our job and the primary reason we should be engaged for rental properties. That and the myriad of rental rules and regulations that are important for Landlords to adhere to especially Equal Housing.
There is nothing more satisfying than a satisfied client to us, whether a renter, buyer or seller our goal is to do everything we can so everyone walks away happy! So when you take on finding that special home send an email to email@example.com or cal 202-823-9313.