Should I show rental home listings?

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Property Manager with Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc.

RENTAL HOMES

As a ReMax agent who also owns a separate property management company, I often get calls from people seeking a rental home. If the home they are calling about is no longer available the potential tenants will sometimes ask if I can drive them around and show them other agent’s listings. I really want to help every potential tenant out there, but the time that it takes to search, schedule, and show, other rental homes doesn’t usually justify the effort. I would not be running my business efficiently by doing this. In my role as a property manager, I am not really looking for a long-term relationship with a tenant prospect. It makes more sense to refer that tenant to a sales agent in my network. Potential tenants would be better served by an agent who has more time to help them find the perfect rental home.

Comments (4)

Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

The referral fees are so low that it is hardly worth the time at all.  Typically I just refer them back to the listing agent on the rental to handle a showing.  Your time is limited so use it wisely.

Apr 18, 2013 11:02 PM
Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc.
Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers

Rob- I'm sure you understand with your extensive background in managing homes in the Orlando area.

Apr 22, 2013 11:40 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

One of the biggest challenges of a Realtor is to manage their time efficiently....that being said many tenants turn into buyers and landlords sooner or later turn into sellers.

Feb 23, 2014 09:45 PM
Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc.
Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers

Good point David. Managing time efficiently is the key.

Feb 23, 2014 11:14 PM