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Old 09-13-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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We are looking to list our house as a short term rental when the current tenants move out. I have talked to a couple of relocation companies, but they typically deal with people who are looking for leases of a year or more. If you have had a good experience with a company that helped to find shorter term tenants please share their contact information with me. Thank you.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:49 PM
 
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I think it may be better to find the tenants yourself through craigslist, newspapers, etc. There are plenty of people who come on C-D looking for such short leases, so there is a need. The management companies want to do year leases because that's where the most money is. They'd have to do the same amount of work for a smaller return with a short term lease. It's not worth it for their bottom line.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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There are property management companies that will list for the period that you want. You can definitely list it on Craigslist or in the newspaper as well.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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The one thing I am worried about with Craigslist is the whole "vetting" process. Will the management companies have an idea what to look for in terms of credit scores, job stability, etc? I am concerned that finding a tenant myself might end up with me making the wrong choice.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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We use a service called Tenant Verification Service. They have been very helpful to us in uncovering some helpful information and avoid potentially problematic tenants. Also, we are very diligent about checking references and googling business names to check for matching names and numbers. That way you make sure you are actually talking to their employer or former landlord and not their friend who is just trying to help out their friend. Tenant Screening | Tenant Screening Check | USA Tenant Screening
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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I used to work for a company in Raleigh that was often looking for short-term rentals for Japanese clients they had that needed temporary housing while working on projects in RTP. If your house is close to RTP that might work for you. Only problem is they're not a rental agency but more like a relocation services company that hooks up clients with rentals or hotels.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your help. One thing I should have done first is check with my realtor. I didn't realize that his company can offer the listing for rent as well. I appreciate all the great advice!
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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I used to work for a company in Raleigh that was often looking for short-term rentals for Japanese clients they had that needed temporary housing while working on projects in RTP. If your house is close to RTP that might work for you. Only problem is they're not a rental agency but more like a relocation services company that hooks up clients with rentals or hotels.
Would you be able to put me in touch with this company? We are looking for someone to do a lease takeover for a luxury apartment in Cary off Harrison Avenue (less than 10 minutes to RTP). There are 8 months left on the lease. Thanks!!!
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