Starting the search for your next home online – whether it's a rental or purchase – has become commonplace, if not completely expected. But when it comes time to tour homes and condos and narrow your options, it may seem like only homebuyers have the advantage of calling on a real estate agent to help them through the process.

But renters shouldn't sell themselves short!

Our dedicated Carol Evans team will gladly represent a renter searching for their next place to lease.

Here are Five reasons working with us to find a rental is a great benefit to you:

1. It costs you NOTHING!
It is COMPLETELY FREE to use us tio find you a rental.  We get paid by the landlord so everything we do (the showings, the offer, the lease, the negotiation) costs you, the renter nothing.

2. Your Location Calls for It

If you're going to be living in the Greater Toronto Area (or a small borough in the suburbs!) , having a professional on hand would be helpful – and in a competitive market like Toronto, a real estate agent is necessary to help you get appointments to tour available homes for lease. You're Relocating to The Greater Toronto Area

3. As someone unfamiliar with the city's layout and neighborhoods, it is a major advantage to call on the experience of The Carol Evans Team Leasing Department.  We spend our days scouring neighborhoods for available homes and apartments. Plus, if you can't visit your new city ahead of your move, We can be your eyes and ears on location to tour places and bring you along via video chat.

4. You Won't Get Scammed

Rental scams exist, often in the form of a copied availability listing meant to trick unsuspecting renters into wiring a security deposit or first month's rent without any real chance of living at the place they see online. These kinds of hijacked ads are a growing problem in the rental industry.

There are a few signs that will tell you when a rental listing is a scam – from the landlord revealing he lives outside the country to no request for a background check – but if you're worried about missing these details, a real estate leasing specialist will be a helpful barrier.

"If the prospective tenant for a rental property is dealing with a Realtor, they pretty much have a 99.9% chance they will find and lease a legitimate home"

5. Rentals Are Going Fast

The COVID-19 pandemic had many people seeking a move away from major urban centers (Like Downtown Toronto) for more space. While vacancy may have decreased in city-center high-rises, the overall vacancy rate for rental properties in the GTA has not seen major changes, in fact it has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels.  

Knowing you have fierce competition, you want to have an agent who can help you navigate listings and prepare to submit an application to lease quickly to avoid getting beat out by competing renters.