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Old 05-13-2021, 05:09 PM
 
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I guess not specific to Phoenix, but are there any agents who look for rentals on behalf of renters? Or, agents who look for renters on behalf of landlords?

Partner and I will be moving to Phoenix next year for one year (temporary) and am looking for a home to rent. Budget is above 3K/month so that may help with whether or not an agent/landlord would bother.

Anyone know if this a thing? If so, any referrals?

Thank you!
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:53 PM
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Yes, there are. Most of them do it unless they have millionaire clients.

Homefinders is what I used when I moved to PHX. Maybe it was Homesavers? I know it had "home" in the name. Wish I could remember her name. First name was Barbara.

Somebody will come on and clue you (and me).

P.S. I found her name and email. I will direct message you with her info. I found a place in two tries inside of one day.

You should be able to find a nice rental with that budget.

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Old 05-14-2021, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Any agent worth their salt won't bother (unless they know you might be buying a home in the near future). Reason being is that commission for a rental is typically about $250. That may not even pay the gas driving around to look at homes, not to mention all the time involved. Now, if you said we want to rent for a year and then plan on buying a million dollar home....well, then I assume some would jump on it.
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Old 05-14-2021, 04:25 PM
 
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Any agent worth their salt won't bother (unless they know you might be buying a home in the near future). Reason being is that commission for a rental is typically about $250. That may not even pay the gas driving around to look at homes, not to mention all the time involved. Now, if you said we want to rent for a year and then plan on buying a million dollar home....well, then I assume some would jump on it.
Figured as much. I wouldn’t need to be taken to the properties though. We’ll be renting a place sight unseen since we are coming from out of state and don’t have time to look at properties.

I’m really just looking for someone to use their network/connection to find us the home we need for one year. That could mean just browsing the web and negotiating the deal on our behalf.

I’ve seen these services on HGTV but figured they weren’t a thing. Maybe on multi million dollar properties where rent is $13,000k/month.
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Any agent worth their salt won't bother (unless they know you might be buying a home in the near future). Reason being is that commission for a rental is typically about $250. That may not even pay the gas driving around to look at homes, not to mention all the time involved. Now, if you said we want to rent for a year and then plan on buying a million dollar home....well, then I assume some would jump on it.
There are a couple agencies that specialize in apartment rentals, they don’t typically show more than one or two places that they already know you’re qualified for.. often the complexes they push have bigger commissions & accept rough credit, felons & such. The agents won’t spend much time with you, they’re trying to place a couple tenants per day to make the $$$. Check Craigslist..
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Old 05-17-2021, 02:15 PM
 
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I trust www.Realtor.com which shows rentals and has a number of filters you may apply.

Here's a search I just did for SFHs btw $2500-$3500 month. The search returned 92 properties.

I would not trust craigslist as it's full of scammers.
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Old Today, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Metro Area
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Figured as much. I wouldn’t need to be taken to the properties though. We’ll be renting a place sight unseen since we are coming from out of state and don’t have time to look at properties.

I’m really just looking for someone to use their network/connection to find us the home we need for one year. That could mean just browsing the web and negotiating the deal on our behalf.

I’ve seen these services on HGTV but figured they weren’t a thing. Maybe on multi million dollar properties where rent is $13,000k/month.
That's not true! It's not always about the money - good to be of service esp to those who are from out of state!!! The sad part is that the landlords and/or property management tend to list their own rentals on apartments.com or zillow etc. and so for an agent they don't have a comprehensive list of homes available on the MLS.
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