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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I did that in 2008, and it was a Godsend. Smartest move ever.

Apr 07, 2023 03:09 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Not on your life...or mine!

Apr 07, 2023 10:18 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No, here rentals are not in our MLS. In order to FIND a rental, you need to check 10+ rental websites, and 10+ property management sites.

Apr 07, 2023 06:00 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I used to do a lot of rentals, way back but found them to be more work and with a poor ROI on my time. BUT there are agents in cities that make a very good living with remtals

Apr 08, 2023 05:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services




Definitely not for me. 

I am aware of the outstanding marketing Realbird offers - have been a client for many years!  Thank you! 


Apr 07, 2023 03:29 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I did some "property management" very early in my career.  A good learning experience, however it was not my cup of tea.  Over the years, I have sold many properties to landlord investors, but I had nothing to do with those properties in terms of management.

   May I share some thoughts on owning rental property, please?


I have acquaintances who make good incomes from their rental properties.  I also know people who took a loss, because they *thought* that they could make money renting out properties.


   Here are some some common traits of the successful landlords:


  1.  They do thorough background checks on their potential tenants.  Financial, crime report, all of it. 


  2.  They are strictly business.  If the rent is late, or some breach of the rental agreement occurs, the tenant is served Notice.  If the situation is not remedied, the landlord proceeds with eviction.   They don't get taken in by tenant sob stories.


3.   They own a lot of properties.   Economies of scale, safety in numbers.


4.   One of my friends is diversified.  He has single families, small apartment complexes, office/shopping center space.  And it is scattered in different socio-economic parts of town.   

Apr 08, 2023 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nope... no money to make in rentals in my market.

Apr 08, 2023 05:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As a managing broker, always had a rental department. Not sure many are expanding their services to rentals.

Apr 08, 2023 04:02 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

I love the many features you have on Real Bird for listings, but I no longer do rental properties. My broker does all the property management and I will let her know about the features you are offering. 

Apr 08, 2023 10:06 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

that would be a hard NO!

Apr 08, 2023 07:18 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Not me, wouldn't think of 'down grading' my business by doing rentals.

Apr 08, 2023 06:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Rentals, while lucrative for many reasons is not for everyone. It sounds easier than it is and in many cases is just that UNTIL the problems surface. That's where many agents & laymen fall short & it becomes a risky venture

Apr 08, 2023 05:58 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
What slowdown? We have always had rentals, our own investment properties, though I would not think it worth the money to do it for others.
Apr 08, 2023 12:57 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

not no, but hell no.  

Apr 08, 2023 01:34 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

What slow down?? 

Apr 08, 2023 11:13 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've always been in rentals in addition to sales.  Only change here is I've converted several long-term rentals to short-term rentals.

Apr 08, 2023 09:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, I have no interest in rentals.

Apr 08, 2023 08:46 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Never! That's a niche for someone else. 

Apr 08, 2023 06:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Absolutely no interest in babysitting the ongoing, monthly habits of tenants. I leave that to the people who enjoy that!

Apr 08, 2023 04:46 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Rentals are pretty scarce in my area.  And very pricey.  I'll leave them to management companies. I like my business the way it is.  

Apr 08, 2023 04:24 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

No slow down in home sales in my area. Always did property management and not many empty units, in tight rental market.

Apr 08, 2023 09:05 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I have not personally, but I happen to know two agents that have (also they have gone into semi retirement).

Apr 09, 2023 12:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, rentals are more popular these days than buy/sell... unfortunately. 

Yet, we see suddenly so many rentals and new constructions that rental prices got slightly down. 

Apr 09, 2023 12:35 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

Agents in NYC (my market) can make six figure incomes on rentals alone- nothing to do with the economics of today. The key rental season is June, July and August- where agents that solely work on rentals can earn 2/3rd's to 3/4th's of their annual income in 3 months.  Personally, I had previously only done a few rentals- all as a favor to my single condo unit investor clients, but I haven't really had an interest or the time to work in rentals now. That said, I am working with larger investors, and I may need to create a rental team to handle the business.

Apr 22, 2023 11:56 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are no rentals to be had! All those who are losing out on buying a home are renting instead, until they can buy. 

Apr 11, 2023 01:27 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

No for many of the reasons listed. If you have a property management company here it usually has to be separate from your brokerage. Only a small percentage of rentals are in MLS. It doesn't pay to show rentals as they often offer $50-$250 to the renters agent. The only way I would show rentals  is if I charged to help people find properties like they do in NYC and I'd want that paid up front.

Apr 10, 2023 05:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No way, no how!   Shoot me first!

Apr 09, 2023 07:35 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I'm not buying into your premise that there is a slow-down in home sales, as that most certainly has not been the case in my area, and based on the answers you've received, doesn't appear to be very many people's experience.

Apr 09, 2023 06:23 AM