When you want to rent a new home, it's almost like you are purchasing a new house. Because the processes are virtually the same. The only difference is that rentals mean you do not own the place.
But other things like getting a real estate agent, inspecting a property, putting in an offer, negotiating terms, and the likes, are similar procedures between buying and renting.
However, some people who look to rent feel they do not need the services of a realtor. So they opt for a DIY house hunting method.
While you may not be wrong to decide to scout for single-family houses for rent in New Orleans by yourself, you would be missing the ease of using a realtor. You'll also be susceptible to several risks and expenses.
5 Reasons To Hire A Realtor To Get Your Next Rental
Realtors Have Negotiation Expertise
Regardless of how good you are with bargaining prices or terms in other fields, real estate is quite different. And a real estate agent understands the lingua of the market. You will be saving yourself a lot of headaches that can come with trying to negotiate with your landlord the terms of rent or price.
Access to Rental Inventory & Restrictions
Information is available for free these days online. You can surely easily visit listing websites to find different rentals which you can opt for. But you'll only find numbers and meager details.
If you go ahead and pay for one and the homeowner turns out to be someone who will not allow cat or dog pets? And you probably might keep a host of them. You might find it hard to get your money back.
But by using a real estate agent, you'll know all of these restrictions and all the way beforehand. So your payment will be made on a well-informed basis.
You Avoid Rental Scams
A lot of people get scammed these days. And in the real estate market, scam is not inexistent. It is very prevalent.
You most likely will have come across blog headlines screaming about how someone was defrauded of their money by a supposed 'house owner.'
People most times are nonchalant about this especially when it has never happened to them or anyone close to them. But the truth is it can happen.
And another truth is that you can make it never happen. And that is by simply hiring a real estate agent.
They know very well how to verify the legitimacy of a rental and ensure that you are never scammed.
No More Calling Hassles
There is a common complaint amongst people who go scouting for houses by themselves online. They say some agents whom they call to make enquiries about a rental, fail to return their calls of inquiry.
This is quite true. The thing is, sometimes, those agents forget. Another thing is, some of those houses listed for rent are actually not houses they are in charge of. They just put it up to attract callers. So when they get the callers, they rush to find out if the house in question is available. And also try to get replacements if they aren't.
So eventually, they end up not responding or responding late, and probably with a negative response or an offer way different from what you were inquiring about. Hiring a real estate agent will save you the hassle. You don't need it.
Payment & Packing In
You will never get scammed when you hire a real estate agent. Because you will only have to make payment when the keys to the property are ready to be handled to you. So as you make payment, you are given access to the rented apartment. No dilly-dallying.
You have everything to gain when you choose to hire a real estate agent for your rental or house purchase. You are least liable to risks, unnecessary expenses, stress, or what have you.
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