Should I use a rental agent, or go DIY? 1

For most rental owners who aren’t making careers out of being full-time landlords, the decision to use a rental agent is an easy choice—most people simply don’t have time or expertise to deal with all the aspects of renting out their vacant home or apartment. From finding and screening tenants, […]

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What are rental agent fees? What’s the ROI?

Rental Agent Fees Fees can vary from area to area, but it’s typical for rental managers to charge you a small percentage of your monthly rent—commonly between 8 and 15 percent—for their services. If you choose to use a rental agent for “leasing only” purposes, they’ll likely charge you roughly […]

What should I look for in a rental agent?

It probably goes without saying that if you choose to use a rental agent, he or she will play a key role in the ultimate profitability of your income property. Professionalism, friendliness, and a can-do attitude are key attributes of a successful rental manager. Several years of experience and proven […]

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Rental Agent Interview: Tony Strobel

Rental Agent Guide got in touch with Tony Strobel, a rental agent with Lori Gill & Associates, a Seattle-based property management firm, to learn more about his role. RAG: How did you become a rental agent? TS: I’d been working as a sales agent since 2000.  In 2008 I was […]