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Here is what some of my customers are saying. . .

"Thank you for all of your help in getting our condo sold, and the things you did above and beyond being a Realtor. We really appreciated it. You are one of the best!"
The Kirby's

"David Anderson was my 3rd realtor and by far the most attentive and responsive real estate agent of the bunch. He really took the time to listen to me and he made me feel like everything was under control and being handled properly. Being in Michigan, it was a great comfort to know that someone I could trust was looking out for my condo down in Florida. Since our building didnt allow lock boxes he was there at each and every showing and provided me with feedback on each showing. The other two agents didnt even call to ask the showing agent what their customers thought of the place. Another big difference between Dave and the other two agents was that he advertised the heck out of my property which I do believe was what brought in the buyer. I can't say enough good things about him. I know if you deciede to list your home with him you will be as pleased with him as I am."
Eric O.

"Thank you so much for all your hard work and help! You have made our dreams come true and the start of a new chapter in our lives. You could always make me laugh with your wonderful sense of humor. You are the greatest...thanks for everything!!"
Kevin & Nicole

"Thanks a million for all the help and guidance you have given me over the last five months. You are one in a million and the best Real Estate agent ever!"
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Renting a condominium or single family home in Fort Lauderdale

Many people contact me for help in finding a rental property in Fort Lauderdale. Most are familiar with the search process and for others this is their first experience searching rentals with the help of a Realtor.

Most real estate agents in Fort Lauderdale limit their property search to those properties that are listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) by other Realtors. These properties include condomimiums, town houses, villas and single-family homes that are offered for lease by individual owners and investors. If you are interested in living in an apartment complex, you should tell your real estate agent before hand. Your Realtor may not be familiar with the apartment complexes that cooperate with brokers and agents.

There are several things that you should be aware of before beginning your search for a rental.

  • Bring your check book!

  • Once you have found a suitable rental, you will be asked to make a deposit that usually includes the first month's rent, a one month security deposit, a last month's rent and an application fee (usually $50 to $100).

  • Bring a photo ID. A drivers license or passport is preferred.

  • Most landlords will request a credit check before offering you a lease. The nicer the property, the more weight a landlord will place on your credit score.

  • In order to rent a town home, villa or condo, the condominium association must approve you as a tenant before you will be allowed to enter into a lease.

  • In most cases, an in-person interview will be required by the association. This is a formality, however, you must be prepared to attend the interview. Most association boards meet once or twice a month to interview prospective buyers and tenants. Some are much more flexible and informal and may be able to schedual your interview within a week's notice.

  • A newly formed condo conversion may not require an interview if their condo association hasn't been elected.

  • Most owners of single-family home rentals will not require an interview and may have less demanding up-front move-in deposit requirements.

  • Florida law requires Realtors to collect an 11.5% tourist tax on all leases that run less than six months.

  • In summary, if you are anticipating renting a condo, the typical approval process will take two to three weeks on average due to the whole condo association approval process. If you require a fast possession, a single-family home may be your best bet. If the home is vacant and ready for occupancy, you may be able to move right in.

    It is best to communicate your needs as specifically as possible to your real estate agent. The last thing either of you wants is to be looking at rental properties that are beyond your means or that do not meet your timeframe for taking possession of the property.

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