Renting a home is the best option if you don’t want to be tied up on the place for a long time. It is the option that people choose if their job requires a lot of relocation or if you are someone who has other priorities in mind. If you’re thinking about leasing a place then here are some important tips that you need to know.
1. Research the place
You should take time in checking out the place where you’re planning to rent a home. It is important that you can get the best out of it. You have to consider the location of the place if it’s near your job, transportation services, things you need are just around the corner, and the price that you have to pay.
2. Don’t Speed up your viewing
If you are looking for a home that you can rent, surely you will visit each property. Don’t do your viewing in a rush. You have to be certain that you have inspected the area thoroughly. If you spend time when you’re doing an ocular, then you can feel the vibe of the place. Your guts will give you an idea if you fit in the place or not.
3. Negotiate the price
You will be the one to spend for the rental, so you have the edge over the landlord. Give an asking price lower than what he is expecting. Remember that you are not the one who is trying to fill the properties. If the landlord has no tenants, then he is out of profit.
4. Be straightforward
If you have noticed a problem on the property, immediately inform the owner. You don’t want the things that are broken before your arrival be charged to you. It is important that you inspect the place with the landlord to make sure he or she can also see the problem first-hand.
Just follow the tips, and I’m sure you won’t have a problem in finding the right home to rent.
Radio/Article segment by Kelowna Real Estate Agent, Annette Denk