Tips for Searching For and Finding the Right Rental Property

Posted by on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:12am

Looking for a rental property can be tiresome. It can be especially difficult in a market where houses are leased within days sometimes hours of coming onto the market. Luckily, there is a much easier way to find a rental property fit for you than driving around looking for signs on the road.

Taking your search online can make the process much smoother, but if you are not careful, you can come across a scam. Having the information right at your fingertips can be both a blessing and a curse. Learn how to safely and easily look for a rental property online with these few simple tips.

Know what you want in a rental property

Before you start searching, take some time to really think about what you are wanting in a rental. Are you wanting a townhome? A duplex? An apartment or a house? Think about how many bedrooms you are going to need, and how many bathrooms you would like.  Make sure to consider all features that you want and need, and write down your criteria so there is something you do not forget later on.

While listing your criteria, differentiate between the features which are necessities and the features which would be nice to have. For example, you may NEED four bedrooms to fit your family or your roommates, but you may WANT a property located in Southside. After identifying your “needs” vs your “wants” make sure to prioritize those into the things most important to you.

Start at

A great place to start your search is The rental team at TM5 Rental Locators has taken their time to make sure that their website is up-to-date with the most accurate information. This is one website where you are can go and be confident that the information you find is correct. Sometimes, it is easy to come across scams or old posts when looking for rentals on or With, we can guarantee you will not come across a scam.

Narrowing down your options

You will be able to search to find properties that fit your criteria. Using the search bar, you will want to start with the basics or the needs most important on your list. This will narrow your search down significantly, and if your search is still too big, then add the features that you “want”.

Inquiring about properties

Once you have found a few rental properties that interest you, submit inquiries. Once you submit an inquiry, an agent on the TM5 Rental Locator team will contact you shortly after. At TM5 Rental Locators, you can be assured that you will hear a response back from an agent in a timely manner without having to wait for days.

*As a renter, TM5 Rental Locators will help you find properties that fit your criteria at no cost to you*

You can also search our agents on the TM5 Rental Locator team, and find one that you are interested in working with. Agents contact information is readily available on the agent’s biography page.  Also, you can always call the TM5 Rental Locators office and speak directly with an agent about properties you are interested in.

Working with an agent

Once you have found an agent to help you, the process is a smooth ride from there. Agents will help locate properties that you might have missed. They will also set up showing times for you to view properties that you are interested in, and once you finally find a place you are ready to call home, TM5 Rental Locator agents will guide you through the process of filling out applications and signing a lease.

Looking for a rental property does not have to be stressful. Follow these tips and you could find the rental property of your dreams in no time!

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