Homes for rent in Payson- FAQ for Owners

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ

We get many calls and emails every week from Owners of homes in the Payson area. We find ourselves answering the same questions many times. Here are a few which I answered several times this week:

Can you rent my furnished home?

No. We don't handle furnished rentals. Why, you ask?
1) It would involve very detailed inventories and get very expensive for the Owner, as we couldn't "donate" our time, it would also invite disputes between Owner and tenant.
2) A tenant is not as likely to "fly by night" and leave owing you if they have to move their furniture out.
3) Most "good" tenants will have their own furniture, will WANT to use their own furniture, and won't want your things.

Can you rent my house for a) weekends b) a week or two c) a month?

No. We don't handle short term rentals. Why not?
There just isn't that much call for it (MAYBE for 3 or 4 months in the Summer), it would be harder to get an adequate deposit and deal with utilities, laws may vary depending on length of stay, and we are just too busy with long term rentals (our area of expertise) to want to bother. Sorry.

Do you do commercial property management?

Not generally, what do you have?
We have, we might, but we have to tell you that there is a LOT of commercial space available in Payson right now. I mean A LOT! So be prepared to offer a very good price and some enticements to prospective tenants if you really want to fill your commercial space.

How's the rental market in Payson?

Right now (Thanksgiving to New Year's) it is very slow. But in general, it's not bad.
We manage over 100 residential properties. We have about 15 or so vacant right now. Low end to mid range properties aren't too hard to fill, but the higher the rent the harder it becomes. Many of those houses which aren't selling are now on the rental market, so prospective tenants are "shopping around". Be prepared to have your house in top shape, and to offer a good price and terms.

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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Leslie:  That should answer just about any general question that landlords and tenants have in your area.  You know the Payson rental market like the back of your hand.

Dec 19, 2009 07:19 AM #1
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Clear answers Leslie of the types of rentals you handle!
Dec 19, 2009 07:32 AM #2
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

A good list of facts that can be put to use on your website too Leslie.  I did a similar one for the top questions we get asked.

A Merry Christmas to YOU TOO!

Dec 19, 2009 11:32 AM #3
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Chris Ann, Gary- we answer these questions CONTANTLY.

Diane- I have some of this on the web site- but I guess an actual FAQ wouldn't be a bad idea.

Dec 20, 2009 02:51 AM #4
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Leslie * you live in a beautiful area * my ex's brother lived in Scottsdale 25 years ago and we went for T'giving and then to Sedona * We woke up to SNOW on the red rocks and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!

Dec 22, 2009 09:25 PM #5
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Wallace- I've been to Sedona when it snowed- wow, it is gorgeous!

Dec 23, 2009 04:58 AM #6
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