Can’t decide where to hang your hat for the rest of your life? Don’t worry, we know that investing in a property for the long haul can be intimidating without getting a feel for the neighborhood or the market. Renting a living space provides a convenient opportunity to reside in an area before committing to it down the stretch. Here is what we recommend you do if you find yourself in these shoes, and are considering kicking them off in favor of some sandals - the unofficial footwear of the South Bay.
CHECK RENTAL MARKETPLACES
Stay alert to rental-oriented websites such as Apartments.com, Padmapper, or Craigslist, as listings are posted daily attracting high demand. Wouldn’t hurt to check multiple times a day if you’re urgently looking for a living space.
Also be aware of local property management listings, including First Light, TMC, Inland Pacific, Jenkins, Marine View, Grand Harbor.
PERUSE THE PORTAL
Reach out to an agent at The DOMO Group to run a search through the MLS Portal, where lot’s of top notch rentals can be found.
Make sure your credit score is in order. Check it for free at Creditkarma.com
Prepare several rental applications on Rent Spree ahead of time and bring them with you when you visit the properties to set yourself ahead of potential competition.
SCOUT FOR SIGNS
Believe it or not, some landlords still use the ol' "sign in the yard" method as their only form of advertising, so keep your eyes peeled for windows or lawns with “For Rent” signs.