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Empty (Rental) Shelves

Empty (Rental) Shelves

We are heading toward Thanksgiving and many people think it’s much too early to think about rentals for 2012. But, it’s a great time to prepare to rent your home. We expect a fast rental market due to the empty shelves we are experiencing with quality rentals. The rental market remains active, in part, due to many people being in transition. Lack of quality inventory has been frustrating for tenants who are currently searching. There are limited desirable listings in every price range. If you are a landlord or thinking about renting your home contact us for a free analysis of the current rental market and pricing. If you are tenant, we will turn over every stone to find you a perfect place to live.

Our Westport Rental Group is a team of highly qualified agents who understand the rental process in Fairfield County Connecticut and have extensive resources to assist you, whether you are a landlord or tenant. A member of this team will work with you to deliver the highest customer service to ensure that you understand the rental process and have a positive experience.

Also ask us about our HomeEfficient Services with a single point of contact who can assist you with connections for phone, electricity and home heating. This is a free service that is focused on the client in providing all of the resources you will need to settle into your home. We also provide a list of vetted home improvement vendors that can be utilized. Our team works with you on short-term, long-term, and seasonal rentals. We also have access to listings throughout Fairfield County Connecticut.

Contact us at (203)253-9222 to begin the rental process or for assistance with any questions as a landlord or tenant. We will match you with the perfect agent for you.

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The Accidental Landlord

The Accidental Landlord

No doubt the Westport real estate market has shifted in some many ways over the past two years. The process has become more complicated and regulated than ever before. Leverage is with the buyers and there continues to be overall downward pressure on pricing and a build-up of inventory. Even though we are seeing the “discretionary” seller virtually disappear, many sellers are still motivated to sell due significant life changes including a need to scale down due to retirement, divorces, and deaths. With limited buyer activity in some price points, many sellers are also listing their home for rent, and becoming “accidental landlords”. Knowledge of what it takes to be a landlord becomes an overriding need. It’s important not to take it lightly. Gaining some knowledge will give you a better sense of control in this new realm of being a landlord. Start by working with a real estate professional who understands Connecticut Tenant/Landlord Law and can guide you correctly through the marketing process, appropriate pricing and give you assistance with tenant selection. Clearly, involvement from your local attorney is encouraged to make sure you and your home are protected during the term of the lease. Here are some resources to check out prior to making that big decision.

The state of Connecticut has some resources that are available to you.

Here is a link for landlord/tenant law: http://www.jud.ct.gov/LawLib/law/landlord.htm

Here is some additional information on how security deposits should be handled. http://www.jud.ct.gov/LawLib/law/securitydep.htm

Some frequently asked questions that will help guide you. http://www.jud.ct.gov/faq/landlord.html

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Luxury Rental Listings Are Needed

Fairfield County, including the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Wilton and Norwalk are highly desirable towns for rentals.
We are experiencing a lack of quality luxury rental listings in lower Fairfield County. We have tenants looking for rental properties that fit their needs.
We will assist you with establishing the rental value on your home and helping you through rental process. Proper representation is the core of our business and I we zero in on your needs no matter if you are landlord or tenant.

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