Rental Finding Service vs DIY

Why Choose A Rental Finding Service vs. Doing It Yourself?

How many times have you thought about taking on a home improvement project? How many times have you thought, I can change the brakes on my car—no problem? I don’t know about you, but unless you find joy in the challenge of doing it yourself, sometimes it just makes sense to let the professional handle the job.

It’s no different when it comes to rental finding for your transferee.

In today’s world, technology is at our fingertips, and you might think that’s all you need. It allows you to gather a lot of information immediately; but the missing piece is perhaps the most important—the expertise of a rental finding service.

Let’s explore four reasons why you might want to consider a rental finding company instead of taking on the challenge yourself.

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Neighborhood Insights.
If your transferees are relocating or new to the area, they can get a quick download of areas to focus on (or better stated, NOT to focus on).

Access to Properties.
One of the biggest complaints we hear from our customers who have tried to do this on their own is that no one would call them back. Why? Nationwide, the available units only average 4%. We all know the rules of supply and demand, and there have been more people looking for luxury apartments for rent than there are available units. A rental finding company has connections with local landlords in the area, and being represented by an expert instills more confidence and credibility with a landlord. A good rental finding company should also explore all resources for rentals. Both strategies mean more callbacks and more property options.

Time Savings.
No more endless searching of ads and websites, leaving messages/texts, and waiting for callbacks. When you work with a corporate rental finding service, most of the leg work is done for your transferees, and they’ll be delivered pre-screened choices, determine which ones they want to see, and the rental finding company will take it from there, making appointments and transporting the transferee for a productive and successful day.

Rentals are a rental finding company’s expertise. A good one provides a lease review, knows how to avoid scams, assists with lease negotiations, prepares transferees for what to bring – especially if they have four-legged family members – knows the questions to ask. Plus, a rental finding company provides specialized assistance if a transferee needs to:

  • rent without visiting the area;
  • are moving from overseas;
  • deal with credit blemishes that may exist.

There are countless other benefits to partnering with a rental finding business over the DIY method, including less stress, peace of mind, and having a local friend to call who knows the area and can help find a handyman, babysitter, or just meet for coffee.

PorchLight Rental & Destination Services, a women owned business, works with organizations of all sizes to provide rental finding and settling-in services to relocating employees and their families throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our unique service model offers choice and customization to meet the individual needs of each customer. PorchLight’s experienced, on-the-ground local destination experts and in-house transferee support resources guarantee exceptional service, quality support, and predictable performance outcomes.

Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 888-622-4325 or download our free e-book: 5 Areas to Reduced Renter Lump Sum and Managed Relocation Costs.

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