Beautiful 3 bedroom/2 bathroom bungalow located in high demand Oakville location – Bridge and Third Line. Features include but are not limited to fabulous modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious and bright bedrooms, large family/rec room in the basement, huge private backyard and freestanding garage – everything that best homes of Oakville have to offer. Showings could be booked starting September 30. Available for lease – October 1st. Please, provide credit check/employment letter/references. First and last month deposit. $2500 per month, tenant pays utilities. No smoking, pets might be considered. Please, call to inquire – 416-843-1515 or email email@example.com
It often surprises me how lightly some of the home owners and also some of my colleges treat rentals.
I might be wrong, but I treat rentals just as seriously as I treat sales. I will not offer to do open houses or print super expensive brochures, but the rest bells and whistles Landlords are entitled to just like home Sellers.
Our job as Realtors is to bring the world to the property (since we cant bring the property to the world) and how could we possibly do this without fabulous photographs, appealing descriptions, floor plans and all the possible advertising media.
As to the Landlords, yes, I know, you are not selling your home, but it still needs to be cleaned, maintained and repaired to attract the Tenants you will be comfortable with.
Got an investment property sitting empty? This is not the way to go!
I am in a nasty mood today. I am in a nasty mood because I fail to get it - how some of my "collegues" could be so ridiculously unprofessional and still not get fired. The only reason I can thin of is beacause they don't charge much. And clients get what they pay for. It is pretty much like ordering a coffee at Starbucks and leting barista spit in your cup so that you can only pay half of the amount. Oh, well, here they are - the listings, great marketing tool!
1. Halloween time - book your free scary ride with your local real estate agent. Looks like photographer has a vary vague idea of the concept of horizontal lines.
2. Today is October 1st. Home is on the market for 48 days. Weather in Ontario, Canada is SOOOO severe it actually SNOWS in JULY!
3. This property has THE FLOOR!!!!
4. OOO, laundry detergent is included in the lease for this property! 118 days on the market and still not sold. May be the landlord could throw in another bottle of that amazing detergent!
5. Home staging goes wild - tired panda, two dead plush animals of unknown kind and hanging blue ball in the corner
6. Your default message on MLS when you don't have any pics is "No photo available". This agent took it to the next level and uploaded "Photos to follow shortly". Property is on a market for mere 54 days. Two years won't even pass before we see the pics
7. Agent got so high on that smell from the fridge, he actually had to bring a chair and have a break in the middle of the staircase
8. Oh, real estate gods, please, be merciful - there is something really scary hiding under that kitchen table!
9. Is this the closet where you hide your family sceletons?
10. Advanced home staging - beautiful and cost effective. Also, makes any room look sooo big!
11. This is what they call "a side door". Gotta be Tom Cruz to get in. So far in 58 days noone was able to enter.
12. And this is another "side" entrance, that leads.....
to a "side" room!
Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty!
It seems like everyone is familiar with the the procedure of renting a home, documents needed and everyone's expectations are predictable and realistic. Most of the times this statement is true, but for those rare occasions when tenants still need help, I thought this little post would be helpful
Before you even start looking for a new home to rent:
1. Establish your budget. I know you would like to spend as little as possible, but this might not cut out for your life style, so pick a range, say 1300 min to 1400 max.
2. There are also utilities to remember about - on many houses you will have to pay all the utilities on top of your rent price, for condo apartment - usually hydro and TV would be extra.
3. Employment letter - get this in advance, so when the right home comes up you don't lose it just because your boss is on vacation.
4. References from the previous landlords. Believe it or not, bidding wars are not something uncommon for the rental sector, and having a good reference letter would be a huge advantage
5.Credit score - most landlords would be satisfied with just the first page of the Equifax report - here is a link - containing just your score, but some would demand the entire report to be send to them. Years ago credit score of 600 was good enough to get you a rental, now many landlords would refuse anything under 700. And who could blame them, when so many listings, especially prestige condos Downtown Toronto generate multiple offers and landlords have a wide selection of tenants to pick from
Once you find your home:
6. Rental Application - standard document, you would fill it out once you find your dream home. Some of the information could be pre-filled to save time. Shall you need a form, please, let me know and I will e-mail it to you.
Once your lease agreement is successfully signed:
7. Have your deposit cheque ready (usually certified cheque of bank draft) - for the first and last month
8. Get your content insurance
9. Transfer the utilities into your name if applicable. This would be very municipality specific, but your landlord shall be able to communicate all necessary contacts for this matter.
And as usual - shall you have any questions - I will be right here!
Text, email or phone all work!
Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty