What a Real Estate Agent Can Do For a Landlord
So far in my “what can an agent do for..?” series, I’ve covered our services to buyers, sellers and tenants. Below, I cover some of the benefits to a landlord of working with an agent to find a suitable tenant for their property.
As a landlord
Like the seller’s agent, a landlord’s agent can bring them a tenant who’s looking for this exact kind of property at the right time. An agent will have the means to reach a wider range of potential tenants who are actively searching for the landlord’s type of property. Many tenants may also be more trustworthy entering a lease agreement knowing that there’s a professional (being the agent) acting as a middleman between them to ensure each party’s interests are protected properly.
Moreover, if a landlord chooses to be less hands-on during the tenancy, they can also hire the agent as a property manager to handle ongoing relations with the tenant such as upkeeping of maintenance and collecting monthly rent. Once an agreement has been made between a potential tenant and landlord, an agent will collect and hold the initial deposit as well as assisting with preparing the lease agreement.
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