As the housing market cools, homeowners are looking to renters to fill their unsold homes. Many of these owners have little or no knowledge about being a landlord and the legal issues it entails. Philadelphia suburban REALTOR Christopher Benedict is seeking to help those dubbed, "accidental landlords" by offering free advice and tenant placement.
Paoli, PA (PRWEB) 5, March, 2009 - Rather than kick homeowners when they're down, RE/MAX Main Line REALTOR Christopher Benedict offers to aid the "accidental landlord". These are people who cannot sell their personal residences and are seeking to rent their vacant or unsold properties. Home owners can find more information or contact Mr. Benedict through his portal, http://www.ThisAgentWorks.com.
As more properties remain unsold, owners are becoming landlords by accident, many of whom turn to property management companies or real estate agents, rather than deal with the headaches of being a landlord themselves. While agents can find the owners a tenant, once the lease is signed, the owners are often on their own. These newly minted landlords often have little or no knowledge about tenant-landlord law, fair housing issues, or local ordinances.
Most real estate brokerages charge a fee for tenant placement. Property management companies charge a tenant placement fee, and then take a portion of the rents as commission to manage the property for the owner. Neither of these options may be suitable to a distressed owner. That is why Mr. Benedict is offering to assist in tenant placement fee-free, so more owners can afford to take advantage of having their property properly managed. This is an ideal situation for owners on a tight budget who are dreading the thought of dealing with tenant issues.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release (or for a sample, copy or demo), contact Christopher Benedict or visit http://www.ThisAgentWorks.com.
About RE/MAX Main Line REALTOR Christopher Benedict:
Christopher Benedict coined the brand, Ask The Big Guy in 2001. Something of a maverick on the ritzy Main Line, Christopher is developing a network of young, high-energy professionals who share his "Strength In Numbers" philosophy. Christopher Benedict specializes in working with investors, as well as continuing to provide real estate services for buyers and sellers on the Main Line and the greater Philadelphia region.
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