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6 REASONS WHY
YOU SHOULD USE ME TO FIND YOUR NEXT RENTAL

find your next rental

With over 5 years of property management experience, I've become a rental expert in Anne Arundel and Howard County.
In Maryland, it is customary to have the Landlord pay the Agent's commission. This means as a tenant,
you will not incur any costs to use me as your representation

1.

Access to Rental Inventory and Restrictions

It might be fun for some people to search online for homes. However, when it comes to rentals the restrictions and requirements for these listings tend to be limited or non-existent when it's syndicated to third party websites. So it's not uncommon for people to find a home they want to view, but find out the landlord won't accept their pet. When working with me, I'll do the searching for you based on your needs. I'll also have access to more listings, allowing you to be more selective in your search. 

2.

Avoid Rental Scams

You've probably seen this headline before: "Family scammed out of money and home by rental scam" and yet people continue to get scammed. How is this possible?

There are a few reasons. One, they don't use a real estate agent who can verify if a rental is legit. Two, scammers are getting more sophisticated. Three, people just think it won't happen to them because they're smart. Well, I am here to say scammers are doing their homework and jumping through hoops to ensure they can fool people. Everything from showing the property themselves, to impersonating the landlord, they are more believable today than ever. Avoid being a victim and potentially losing thousands of dollars by working with someone who can authenticate the legitimacy. 

3.

No More Calling Around

How frustrating is it to call an agent about a rental listing and not receive a call back? It happens all of the time. When working with me, I'll be able to answer any questions you may have and will communicate with other agents on your behalf. Plus, I'll be able to send you additional properties that you may be interested in. Doing this for a living, I know how to work efficiently and stay organized. You will be a top priority! I'll set you up to receive automatic listings based off your criteria, and I can even expand your search to apartment communities. You can trust me to find your next home!

4.

Negotiation Expertise

Submitting a strong application is imperative, especially in a competitive rental market. Every landlord and real estate brokerage will have different requirements when it comes to submitting an application for a rental. Not all landlords will accept a pet, bad credit, less monthly rent or less money down. This can make it challenging to get into a new rental. Together, we will come up with the best strategy so your application won't be rejected from the start. 

5.

Know What You're Signing

There are a few items you will need to sign when renting a home. The first is the application-and if approved, you'll be required to sign a lease agreement. I'll review the details in your lease when it comes to each party's responsibilities and what happens if those responsibilities aren't met. I'll walk you through the process and thoroughly explain what you're signing. 

6.

Final Walk-Thru and Moving In

Just before moving in, we'll walk the property to compile a list of necessary repairs and/or items of notation. I'll coordinate the repairs and key pick-up with the landlord, and exchange the security deposit and first months rent.. The only thing you'll need to worry about is making yourself at home!

Let's Get Started!

Sara Simms

REAL ESTATE AGENT

& DESIGNER

MOBILE:
410-432-4500

565 Benfield Road, Suite 100 Severna Park, MD, 21146

Office: 410.647.8000, Cell: 410.432.4500

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