Renting in the greater San Francisco Bay Area can be very challenging. Unlike many other areas in the United States, real estate agents in general, do not assist renters because they are not compensated. To make matters worse, there is no single, comprehensive source for rental apartments and individually-owned properties, like condominiums and homes.
Some areas have current rental lists to subscribe to, other areas do not. One region uses the realtors’ multiple listing services for information on rentals, while another area might only use local property managers and the tenant pays a fee.
How did this happen? Each area has developed its own unique way of doing business over the years. It’s our business to know what that is! Then, we can assist transferring families in searching out suitable communities and rental homes to call home.
Our goal is to provide objective area and community information early in the relocation process, eliminating the stressful “unknown.” Check out these great resources. This will give you some good information prior to your move and provide you with the tools to start your research of your new community.
If authorized by your employer, we can coordinate an area/community tour with a rental agent.