Can you find quality rentals on Craigslist? The answer is YES... BUT, are you finding all of the available rentals??? NO!
Craigslist is a great resource for listing rental apartments, rental condos, and rental homes in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, but Craigslist does not list all the available rentals in the area.
Many landlords and property management companies use the services of a Realtor to list, prospect, and sign new lessees to their properties. Realtors use an MLS listing service to show these listings as available rentals, most of which do not get posted to Craigslist. The MLS is the same system that Realtors use to list properties for sale in the area.
In addition, landlords use realtors to help lessees through the process that can sometimes be daunting. Realtors assist lessees with how to pull their credit reports, finding the appropriate property that meets their budgets and needs, and completing background checks and other requirements deemed necessary by the landlord. Most times, landlords are just too busy to handle these items on their own.
Do your research. Don't miss out on the rental you have been looking for just because you are only searching on Craigslist or other rental portals. Having a Realtor access the MLS opens many more rental listings you might just be wanting to call home!
For Ft Lauderdale rentals, Wilton Manors rentals, Oakland Park rentals, call Warren Vess, Realtor with Castelli Real Estate Services at 954-860-3731 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Search for rental listings at www.warrensoldit.com.