As real estate professionals who typically list and sell homes it seems that agents who take lease listings and that portion of their as someting that is not really that important.
I personally have many investor clients as well as clients who decide to lease their home for many reasons and they call me to do that for them. Even though this is not the main focus of my business I consider any listing that I take as a priority to properly represent my client.
Often during this process we get a few more tenant calls than we have properties for and I will bring in one of my team agents to handle the tenant calls.
A few days ago one of my team agents had a tenant who was accepted on a local property rental. With everything in place and ready to go the listing agent who was very difficult to get in touch with told my team agent to write the lease. When I questioned that I would told if we didn't like it go find something else.
My first thought was that is interesting and second, how would I know what the landlord requires in the lease and for his/her protection with a tenant. My next thought was, well we certainly can protect our tenant client easier if we write the lease.
I have had more "that's a first" lately and maybe I missed that class over the last 27 years, but since when would a Landlord/Owner list a home and have the Tenant's real estate agent write the lease?
I'm sure property managers will be on this one as well and no I don't do property management but I sure know how to write a proper lease to protect my landlord client.
Landlords need to know who is looking out for their best interests when listing their rental properties.
When landlords and home owners are considering leasing their residential property, choose the best agent for the best result. Your agent should be the originator of the lease according to your terms.