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6 Reasons To Use a Realtor When Looking For a Rental

Happy Couple Moving Into Their New Rental Home

If you or someone you know is looking for a rental these days I highly recommend you use a Realtor. Competition is fierce for just about everything and the really good places last no more than a few days.

You can’t rely on the sites available to the public as their information is so often out of date that they are quite misleading. I’ve had customers send me listings they found on Zillow and Craigslist, especially, and they are continually disappointed to find what they saw is already rented, sometimes months in the past.

Here are 6 reasons to use a Realtor when looking for a rental.

  • Realtors will tailor the search for your place to your exact needs, so you don’t have to make who knows how many calls to find out if some detail is available.
  • There’s no need to spend time on third-party sites that aren’t up to date.  The only real-time provider is the multiple listing service we Realtors use.
  • Realtors will coordinate showing the places you want to see at your convenience, so you see several rentals at one time.
  • Avoid the scams that proliferate these days by having someone working for you who knows the signs of deceit and can validate ownership in a property.
  • Realtors are familiar with rental values and have access to the histories of each property. We can negotiate on your behalf with experience and confidence.
  • There is no cost to you to engage the services of a realtor. We are paid a prearranged amount by the owner of the property.

With the above points in mind I can’t imagine why anyone would DIY it when looking for a rental. Leave the footwork to your Realtor. If you’re looking in the Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, or neighborhoods nearby I am a local specialist. Give me a call or text me at 305 794-6570 or leave me a note here.

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Renting in Coconut Grove With Pets

Pets Welcome Doormat

I’m one of those who considers my pets to be family members so I understand the importance they are to renters. Finding a place to lease with your pets can be frustrating as there are condo rules that prohibit tenants having pets, and homeowners who don’t want to rent to people with pets.

They are heartless souls, if you want my opinion. But there are plenty of places for rent that do allow pets! Breaking it down below are all the homes and condos, furnished and unfurnished available for rent in Coconut Grove now.

Furnished Homes, Townhouses, and Condos

Unfurnished Homes and Townhouses

Unfurnished Condos

There are rules for the size or number of pets in most condominiums and homeowners usually require a refundable pet deposit, but you can find a rental for yourself and the whole family in Coconut Grove!

If you need help finding a rental, or you need a Realtor to help you find a new tenant give me a call at 305 794.6570 or leave me a note.

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Raise Your Family on the Coral Gables Waterway

4910 Biltmore Drive on the Coral Gables Waterway

I’ve listed a home at 4910 Biltmore Drive that is perfect for a growing family. Its central location is just north of the University of Miami on the Coral Gables Waterway, and the ample lot has room for just about every outdoor activity you can imagine.

As well as formal living and dining rooms there’s a family room and eat-in kitchen that open onto the enormous covered patio facing the canal. In the spacious backyard there is a heated infinity pool and spa and a dock over the water. There are three fixed bridges to reach the bay on your boat.

In 2005 a second level was added creating an upstairs master suite with bathroom, walk-in closet, and a smaller room ideal for a nursery or home office. There are 3 or 4 bedrooms downstairs, depending on how you use the rooms, and 3 full bathrooms. Other features are an oversized 2-car garage, circular driveway with room for a dozen cars, and a utility/laundry room.

The home has 3,300 square feet under air, a lot of 13,651 square feet, and is listed at $1,450,000.

Looking across the living room toward the family room

See all homes on the Coral Gables Waterway for sale

To see this or any home you fancy, call me at 305 794.6570 or leave me a note. To stay updated with all local real estate information, receive my blog posts via email by subscribing.  Once you register, you must activate the subscription in a follow-up email.

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