US News & World Report – Should You Use a Real Estate Agent to Find Your Next Rental?
Should You Use a Real Estate Agent to Find Your Next Rental? US News & World Report
When it’s best to take advantage of a pro’s knowledge to secure your next apartment or rental home.
“The biggest benefit is, first and foremost, the personal touch. I think it’s something that’s been lacking over the last five or six years in the real estate industry, especially on the rental side,” says Justin Cleary, CEO of the Philly Apartment Company, an apartment rental agency in Philadelphia. Cleary says his company receives about half of its business from individuals moving to the Philadelphia area from out of town. “The other 50 percent are people that just don’t want to bother sitting in front of a computer for days and weeks on end, trying to narrow down places. And I think the biggest difficulty is getting in to see properties,” he says.