How To Find The Best Athens Rental Properties

Rates for home ownership have been falling for almost the past decade. And that means a lot more people are renting, so it’s getting harder to find good rental properties. But they are out there if you know how to find them. It just takes starting early, some planning, and some strategic tactics. Whatever you do don’t get flustered and just take the first thing that comes along because it will likely be something you don’t really want. Here are some tips on how to find the best Athens rental properties.

Begin Searching Early in the Month

The first thing to be aware of in your search for Athens rental properties is that the best rentals (with respect to price, amenities, and location) are always snatched up in the first part of the month. That means you need to start your search early in the month, not mid-month when you need to find something. Typically, the second and third weekends of the month are the busiest, so if you begin searching by the first weekend, you should be able to beat the competition to the best rental properties.

Move Your Search Offline

It’s fine to begin your search online, but don’t stay there. Nearly 90% of people searching for a rental will look online, usually beginning with Zillow or Craiglist. And that’s fine as a starting point, especially to get a feel for pricing and general availability, but you then need to move your search offline and beat the streets. Get out and drive around the neighborhoods to see what they look like and what kinds of amenities are nearby.

Do Use Social Media

Although you should do more than search rental properties online, you should not neglect social media, especially Facebook. Post on Facebook that you’re looking for a new apartment or rental house and let everyone know that you’re looking. Even if you don’t get any responses from people who see what you post on Facebook, your search and posting will ensure that you are served up those targeted paid ads from people who are advertising rental properties on Facebook.

Offer to Sign a 13-Month Lease

If the competition is fairly stiff for the living spaces you’re interested in, you can sway landlords by offering to sign a 13- or 14-month lease. When the typical 12-month lease expires in November/December, it’s hard for a landlord to find new tenants at that time. So offering to sign a lease that runs a month or two longer would give the landlord assurance that she would have occupancy during those tough months.

Consider a More Humble Building

And don’t go for the shiniest thing out there when looking for rental properties in Athens rental properties doesn’t have to be all that difficult if you follow these tips. Another thing you should do to is to use a local real estate professional, one who really knows the local market, especially where the competition is stiff.  Just be sure to seek out an agent who has experience with the properties you’re interested in and has access to those buildings and neighborhoods.

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Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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