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Old 05-18-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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Hubby and I are arriving in Wilmington, NC today. I'm having a hard time finding anyone to show us houses for rent. When, I tell them we will be moving in the fall- they don't want to help us!
We would like to be within 15-20 minutes of the beach. We are open to a gated community or any nice, safe neighborhood.
We are retired and coming from NJ...and want to start exploring the areas- to find the right fit.
Anyone have any ideas of how to get help with these realtors?
Thank you so much for your time and help!
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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Rental commissions are too small for most realtors to bother with them. Contact the property management divisions of some of the larger real estate companies and see if they have anything. Also, check Craigslist and Realtor.com.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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Thanks so much for your immediate reply!
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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We have rented through Starheel Properties, they handle long term rentals, not sure how close to Wilmington you will get.
Good luck!
LongTermRentals - Calabash NC Beach Vacation Rentals, Long Term Rentals and Property Management by Starheel Properties
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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Unfortunately, if you are planning on moving in the fall, a lot of property owners and managers aren't going to want to hold their rentals for you that long. It certainly isn't a bad idea to be looking to get an idea of what rentals cost, what areas you're interested in, etc. Maybe it would be a good idea to talk to a real estate agent.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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The housing market in southeast NC is hot, according to this story.

WilmingtonBiz, April 21, 2017, Counting the Days on Home Sales
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:25 PM
 
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Thank you all for your comments and help! I appreciate the information and have been looking into your suggestions!
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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Craigslist is king for rentals, in my experience. Can't beat it.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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I asked my Wife, A Realtor in Wilmington if she could assist you and she told me her broker does not even help with rentals, they refer them out! Sorry, I tried.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Thanks for trying!
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