If you’re a homeowner or investor who needs your rental vacancy filled fast, avoid the dilemma and stress of trying to do so yourself. Real estate agents can help make the process smooth and seamless with their connections to qualified renters and professional screening processes. Hiring a realtor to handle the logistics of your rental property is a smart move for many reasons. Explore the top 5 benefits to using an apartment realtor for your property below.

1.) Gain the Most Visibility for Your Rental

Advertising rentals requires experience, efficiency, and access to marketing outlets. Real estate agents leverage online advertising platforms such as the MLS rental listings, their office websites, and social media. With the visibility gained from marketing, the realtors can screen potential tenants to ensure the individual(s) or family is the right fit for your property.

2.) Make Top Dollar for Your Property

Why use a realtor? An apartment realtor will accurately price your rental to help you make top dollar. Using a real estate agent who knows the region can help your property get rented fast while avoiding sitting on the market vacant for months.

3.) Hire a Real Estate Agent to Find Qualified Tenants

The realtor you hire will be the one interacting with potential tenants. Their purpose is to save you the stress and time it takes to rent your listing. Each tenant interested in your property will undergo a screening process to ensure reliable employment, reputable credit, references, prior landlord recommendations, and a criminal background check. Once the candidate is qualified, the realtor can coordinate a landlord and tenant interview upon request.

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4.) Save Time and Avoid Tedious Paperwork

Once the tenant screening process is complete, the realtor will form a lease agreement that adheres to state law. They will outline the property’s rules and regulations, which include areas of use, the monthly rent due, any penalties for failure to do so, security deposit details, and any other legalities set forth by the landlord. If you do not have a realtor to expedite this process, you may have to hire an experienced attorney to ensure the paperwork is legally binding.

5.) The Cost of Using an Apartment Realtor Is Your Tenant’s Expense

For rental listing fees, it is common practice for the tenant to pay the realtor fee along with their first months’ rent and security. The real estate agent will only receive the commission once your vacancy is filled and a suitable match is provided.

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About the Author: Nancy Pavic

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Nancy Pavic is an expert in the New Jersey real estate market. For the past 25+ years, she has brokered Casa Real Properties, a well-distinguished real estate office in the Northern New Jersey area. Her prestigious awards include membership into the Top 1% of Realtors, the “Circle of Excellence” award by the New Jersey Association of Realtors, a front page cover spread of Top Agent Magazine, and a recipient of the Mayoral Award for Financial/Real Estate at the 2009 Paterson Women’s History Awards Ceremony.