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Do’s and Don’ts of Searching for Homes for Rent

FOR RENT graphic with a floor and roof over the wordsSearching through homes for rent can be a long drawn out process if not conducted properly. If you don’t have experience in finding a rental home you may be looking in the wrong places or missing out on a huge portion of the market. At Vision Realty we have a few tips for you to get the most out of your search.

Be Weary of Homes for Rent Listed by Owners

Renting from a private owner should not be slashed off your list solely on principal. However, you should know what you are getting into before hand. When you are given a tour of the home you need to be on your toes and ask lots of questions. You will want to know how quickly repairs will be conducted, what is the policy for the landlord entering the property and what the policy states concerning getting the deposit returned. All of these questions should be answered up front and be listed in writing on your contract. If you are going to sign a contract with a private lister you need to read it over carefully. Anything that is not listed in writing will be up to the landlord to decide how to handle. These loose ends can end up as trouble later on down the line.

Get Everything in Writing

Whether you are renting from a property management company or a private lister having a thorough contract is vital. You don’t want to be left frustrated when a repair takes to long or the landlord shows up and walks in unannounced. You can protect your rights as a renter by reading and being away of the details of your contract.

Bring the Necessary Paperwork

If you are competing with other renters for the same homes for rent you want to be sure to be prepared. If you come with all the paperwork ready to go, the landlord or property manager may be more inclined to cater to you. The proper paperwork includes a completed application, written references with contact info, and your current credit score. It is best to have all of these items ready from the start of your homes for rent search.

Contact Our Rental Management Team Today

If you are looking for a rental home in El Paso Vision Realty is a great place to start. We have a wide variety of houses on the rental market in several areas of town. Whether you are looking to stay in a specific zip code or want to stay within a specific budget, we have something for everyone. Contact us today for more information.

Posted by: visionrealty on January 5, 2018
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