Take advantage of a pro's knowledge
With over 5 years of property management experience, I've become a rental expert in the surrounding Baltimore area.
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.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH ME
ACCESS TO RENTAL INVENTORY & 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
YOUR AGENT FOR LIFE
If you're renting, and wish to become a homeowner in the near future, together we will create a game-plan to make homeownership a reality. We'll utilize my resources and develop a strategy to meet your goals. Our relationship doesn't end once your lease is signed. I'm your go-to for any of your real estate needs!
Have a rental
For a small commission, I take care of:
Marketing the property for you
Scheduling viewings with prospective tenants
Determine the market value
Perform tenant screenings/background checks
Draft the lease agreement