Saturday, July 10, 2010

RENTAL ALERT!!! Vacancy rates below 1% again!

After a much needed respite, I am back!

This is a busy season as within seconds of posting an ad, I proceed to get calls for twelve hours straight from 11:30AM-11:30PM yesterday. There are tons of people looking and not much selection. There is also very little time to deliberate as I have been showing in groups. If you don't want it, there are four more people lined up outside who will take it.

The rents are rising and the landlords are not offering concessions as much as they were in the past years. This is the time to find a good broker and go out looking during the week. You will maximize your chance of viewing the right place and securing it. Viewing on the weekend can leave you applying for an apartment only to find out that someoone else is signing leases on it that Monday.

Many of my clients can attest, that you will be glad to pay the fee for a lower monthly rent. Anything that is offered as a "no fee" during this time of year, is something that you are really just paying the fee back to the landlord in the form of a higher monthly rent.

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