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Why use a REALTOR® for rentals?

For Tenants:

Many of our REALTORS® both live and work in the communities they serve, giving them first-hand knowledge of local neighborhoods. If you’re looking to rent your first apartment, condo or house, moving to a new area or are a seasoned renter, a REALTOR® will:

• Guide you through the application process
• Guide you through the application process
• Help you obtain your credit report and credit score, and discuss how it can impact your rental application
• Access the MLS to search for available rental properties
• Familiarize you with the rental process
• Offer valuable community information
• Negotiate the terms of your lease
• Help you secure a property that fits your needs and introduce you to insurance and vendor services
• Save you time and money

For Landlords:

Even experienced landlords can benefit greatly from hiring a REALTOR® who will:

• Gain exposure for your property through targeted marketing and MLS
• Value your rental property
• Qualify and screen potential renters
• Assist in obtaining and analyzing credit reports
• Advise you on the Connecticut Landlord and Tenant Act
• Negotiate lease terms and conditions
• Help you secure a lease

Whatever your needs either as a renter or a landlord, a REALTOR® can help you get your best deal renting an apartment, condo or home.

Renters's Checklist

Set a Budget: Decide how much you are willing to spend monthly on an apartment, condo or house, including utilities, insurance, etc.

Review Comparative Market Analysis

Register for 24/7 Services: Receive email updates on new listings and price reductions.

Visit Available Rentals: Contact a local REALTOR® who handles rentals to advise you on leases, association fees and any potential problems.

Set Your Priorities: Do you need a pet-friendly apartment, washer/dryer, garage or patio? Identify what’s essential to you, and what you can be flexible on.

Choosing Your Rental: Your REALTOR® can help you finalize the lease. If there are repairs or other work that needs to be done, find out when it will be completed.

Credit Check: Most landlords require a credit and reference check. Once you’re’ approved, papers are signed and all fees are paid, you are ready to move in!

Renters Insurance: Your belongings are not covered under the landlord’s policy, so you’ll need to obtain a separate policy to insure your possessions.

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