Eddie Edwards, Rental Housing Expert (The Rental Housing Centers)

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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Eddie -- 

As always.  It depends.

If I receive a call and if it is my listing...I speak with the caller...ask questions...listen and depending on what I learn...I usually make an appointment to show the property to them.  My job as a listing agent is to find the right tenant for my client -- the landlord/owner.  

If I receive a random call..."I found you online" or something to the effect -- speak with the caller,..ask lots of questions...listen and depending on what I learn...I may or may not make an appointment...I'm not as committed to them when there may/may not have commitment on their part.

With a random call -- I may not be able to help them for a variety of reasons and I try to offer advice/alternatives.  Often --- it feels like they are "Dialing For Dollars" -- no rhyme...no reason...it's all about asking the right questions...and listening.  

Aug 12, 2017 10:01 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     I refer them to a ReMax broker who has a separate property management LLC.  

Aug 12, 2017 06:37 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I send them to my son who manages our properties, and if he does not have what they are looking for then we have a few PM companies in town that we forward them to.

Aug 12, 2017 06:28 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I tell them to check craigslist. There is very little rental activity on our MLS

Aug 12, 2017 06:13 PM
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Paul Antonelli
NextHome Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty

Because we work in Disneys back yard there are 1000's of property management companies, licensed and not. There are more rentals here on Rentals.com than there ever are on the MLS. 

Aug 13, 2017 05:35 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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If they want a townhome in Clarksville and have good credit, they can call me and I would be glad to tell them about one of mine.

Aug 12, 2017 09:38 PM
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Lise Howe
Long and Foster - Washington, DC
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I usually don't take them but  refer them to my buyer agent.  Sometimes renters do turn into buyers (or sellers) so no one should be cavalier about a prospective client.

Aug 12, 2017 08:32 PM
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Carol Williams
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I'm retired now but had my own property management division so I handled them myself.  If someone asks me now, I have two companies to refer them to.  Central Washington. 

Aug 13, 2017 10:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have yet to be called randomly for renting.  The only time I've been called is when I have a property listed for rent and they're calling on my listing.  I've had a few friends and AR members refer me rental clients and I have worked with them, but it is not a demographic I target.

Aug 13, 2017 09:11 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm not crazy about the way you are trying to build your data base.

Aug 13, 2017 09:06 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

I agree with Michael Jacobs .  A

Aug 13, 2017 07:24 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It would depend on what they are looking for.

Aug 13, 2017 06:21 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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As a property manager, I handle the call myself.

Aug 13, 2017 05:44 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I don't represent any residential rentals or tenants, ever. So very few people would come to me looking for one. I would direct to one of the local property management companies. No one in particular.

Aug 13, 2017 05:25 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I accept all calls since renters turn into buyers especially in my area.

Aug 13, 2017 05:25 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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I would refer those prospects to the property management division in our office, RE/MAX Realty Group.

Aug 13, 2017 05:24 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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It would depend on who called, what they were looking for, when they were looking for it.

Aug 13, 2017 04:18 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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If a tenant calls me in my area, I help them if they can actually rent a home.

Aug 13, 2017 03:05 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I work with tenants only from referrals or if my past clients need help. I'm in Los Angeles and S.F. Valley. 

Aug 12, 2017 11:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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No compensation sorry.

Aug 12, 2017 10:22 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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We do our own.

Aug 12, 2017 07:33 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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My property management company; Willows property management.

Aug 13, 2017 03:47 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

It's rare I get any calls or emails about renting.

Aug 13, 2017 01:00 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Eddie we don't get rental calls. Sorry can't help you out here. 

Aug 13, 2017 12:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I refer them to Craigs list.  That is where all the rentals are.  Even the few that are on the MLS are also on Craigs List. 

Aug 13, 2017 10:58 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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I take care of them

Aug 13, 2017 09:19 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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I would call our broker and let them assign it

Aug 13, 2017 06:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Currently, no one. Simply say "I do not do rentals" and wish them luck!

Aug 13, 2017 06:22 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Lancaster, PA - Rick Wennerstrom, American Heritage or Crossroads Prop.Mngmt.

Aug 13, 2017 06:17 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I'm not going to do that. Agents in my area don't want to work them & you're a guy that swears by it.

You're trolling for referrals.

Aug 13, 2017 06:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I never get rental calls because I neither look for them nor want them..

Aug 13, 2017 06:01 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

If they call me, then I'll try to help them. Sometimes, if they already have some maybe homes they've seen online, I'll usually tell them to just call listing agent. In other cases, i've told them to call our office and see if any agents are available that can help them.

Aug 13, 2017 04:46 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
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Zillow!

Aug 13, 2017 03:51 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not .

Aug 13, 2017 03:24 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Eddie Edwards - now this will be a difficult question to answer - as the 'rental agent' is dynamic!

Aug 12, 2017 11:09 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm in Charlotte and I offer them to one of my assistants - if she wants to pick up some extra cash, she takes it. 

Aug 12, 2017 11:04 PM