Zillow agents are from all over the country. What state and Zip are you located in?
You will need to wait until you close escrow on the departing residence unfortunately.
Why did he have his sign on the land without a listing? The broker fee should always be negotiated before any signs go up and offers come in.
Price, presentation, or a combination of the two
Your local realtor can run a title search for you.
Contact a Zillow mortgage pro or if you would like a referral of someone great I would be happy to provide you with one.
I would call your local PD or sheriff and ask what they normally do. Then double check with your attorney. I would hold off on trashing everything until you are 100% sure.
If at the end of the lease they do not fix all the damage then you may take the money out of their deposit to fix the damage.
If you have a mortage on the home then typically yes. I can't see any good reason however not to have it. In addition I always require my renters to have their own renters policy just to be double safe.
Being available at all times and strong negotiating skills with contractors, plumbers, maids, landscapers, etc. This is where we as property managers earn our paychecks.