At least twice a week, I get a call from someone looking for a rental in LA. I love helping, however, depending on the price range, there is a 90%+ chance, that person is going to find their rental on their own without the help of a Realtor.
The higher the rental price (over $3700 for me) the better the chance I can find you something. If your budget is over $3700, please call me prepared to answer:
What is your credit score? Income?
Will there be roommates?
Do you have pets? If so, what type, breed, and weight?
Do you smoke?
Have you narrowed down your location? LA is HUGE!
Do you have 2 months' rent as a security deposit?
Are you already working with another Realtor?
REMEMBER – if something sounds too good to be true, it is!
There are a ton of rental scams out there asking you for $$ upfront with an out-of-town owner. RUN!
Rental Search Ideas + Websites:
(now merged with Apartments.com)
Craigslist – be careful!
One Fine Stay – higher end
Palazzo (next to Park LaBrea – higher end)
AVA (between Hollywood Hills + Burbank)
Area Signs – drive neighborhoods- my best suggestion!
Word of mouth
Social Media – Facebook friends
Older listings that have been for sale on the market for a long time – but you must know which area specifically
If you have another way to search, please let me know so I can add it to this list!
If something sounds too good to be true – it is! Do your homework!
On the flip-side, if you are an owner looking to lease your property, I am happy to give you some tips to get it rented quickly for top dollar even if you don’t need to hire a Realtor.