Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - Does anyone help renters? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate And I still say, "who pays"?&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ And I still say, "who pays"?&nbsp; Certainly not the buyer, that has to come up with first and last month, plus a security deposit.&nbsp; Certainly not the landlord that listed on their on that never asked for a Realtor's help and doesn't want it.<br/><br/>Sure, a Realtor will find you "something", but they are not looking at the majority of rentals that are available, and are not getting the information about them in a timely manner.<br/><br/>Maybe Steve works for free on the hopes that he will get more business in the future?&nbsp; Perhaps more "rental business" where he would still be expected to work for free?<br/> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-11-12T00:51:00Z Lots of good agents love ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ Lots of good agents love to help renters!&nbsp;&nbsp; Smart agents know that the commissions are small but the work load is light......show 3-5 rentals in about 2 hours and BANG - you close the deal days later.&nbsp; PLUS you land a potential client that will someday buy!! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-11-11T20:40:00Z In a tight rental market ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ <div style="text-align: left;">In a tight rental market it's best to contact several different property managers in the area you're interested in. The property managers will have firsthand knowledge of any of their properties that will be coming on the market, before they are advertised for rent. Therefore, it's best to remain in contact with them on a regular basis while you are still looking for a rental.</div> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-11-11T20:17:00Z Many Realtors and Real Estate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ Many Realtors and Real Estate offices&nbsp;will also deal with rentals. If you are ever in Michigan and need a rental let me know :)<br/><br/>-Terry Zink<br/>Broker<br/><em>[hotlink deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T16:55:00Z I work on rentals daily. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ I work on rentals daily. Too bad you are not in NY... Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T16:39:00Z For San Joaquin County rentals ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ For San Joaquin County rentals please conta<em>[hotlinks deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T16:05:00Z Most rentals never make it ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ Most rentals never make it to the MLS, and most landlords have no intention to pay a Realtor to find a tenant, and most renters don't have money to pay a Realtor to find a rental if the landlord is not paying to find a tenant....<br/><br/>Most of the rental listings on Zillow are not from the MLS, and most of the MLS's provide no feeds at all to websites like Zillow.<br/><br/><br/>And Realtors desperate for feedback and affirmation are probably not people you want representing you anyway.<br/><br/>Yes, some of the rental listings on Zillow are outdated, but they all expire within a month anyway.&nbsp; You can save your search to get E-mail notifications on changes that meet the selected criterion.<br/><br/>But as mentioned, you should also look up the larger local management companies in the area, as they are more likely to have vacancies that wouldn't be advertised in places like this.&nbsp; Also check school and church and community club bulletin boards.<br/> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T06:21:00Z Hello -&nbsp; not knowing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ Hello -<br/><br/>&nbsp; not knowing where you are located.... find local property management companies.... they have the rentals.. Zillow is great, but sometimes the info is out of date, like most of the secondary websites that all feed off the MLS used by real estate agencies/agents.<br/><br/>best to you. <br/><br/>I crave a thumbs up. The above will involve a few phone calls or web searchs for local PM companies...but may be&nbsp; a good way to go.<br/><br/>p.s.&nbsp; good advice---- how about a thumbs up...thanks Wed, 04 Sep 2013 04:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T04:12:00Z I am pretty sure there are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ I am pretty sure there are more rentals out there than the ones listed on this site...There are also plenty of entries in the "rentals" section that aren't even available anymore.<br/>&nbsp;I was wondering if there are real people someone like me (looking for rentals in Tracy below 1600) can actually network with and find out what options might be coming available, etc. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 04:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T04:04:00Z Hi Tracey-&nbsp; at the top ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ Hi Tracey-<br/><br/>&nbsp; at the top of this page is a link...RENTALS...<br/><br/>&nbsp;best to you in your search.<br/><br/>ps&nbsp; this was an easy one to answer, but a thumbs up would be nice, and if Tracey, a best answer is an honor..thanks Wed, 04 Sep 2013 03:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-help-renters/509892/ 2013-09-04T03:33:00Z