Real Estate Experts Offer Tips on Navigating Cutthroat Las Vegas Rental Marketplace
LAS VEGAS, NV – With the demand for rentals in Las Vegas absolutely on fire, real estate experts have stepped up to offer some helpful tips for those who may have grown frustrated in their attempts to successfully navigate the at-times cutthroat rental market in Southern Nevada.
This spring in Las Vegas, as many as ten prospective renters at a time are expecting to be competing for any given property. This is due to the fact that not just locals are involved, but a plethora of people who are transplanting themselves into the region from other states. Many of these newcomers are either renting while they have a new home constructed, or they’re forced to rent simply due to the fact that housing inventory in Vegas is low – and thus, highly coveted.
Due to the high demand, landlords and property managers can afford to pick the cream of the crop when it comes to tenants, so one tip is to make sure that you maintain a good relationship with your previous landlord by ensuring that you always pay rent on-time and that you leave your former rental in pristine condition so they will be willing to vouch for you to a new landlord.
Also, those looking to rent may actually want to consider buying a home instead, experts say, since – due to low interest rates currently – a mortgage payment can be less expensive than rent, at least for the time being. And if you’re interested in a rental property, it might be a good idea to ask the property manager how many applicants you’re up against; since most rental applications come attached with a fee, if you’re facing too much competition (again, some rental properties in Vegas can have as many as ten people duking it out) it might be better to pass it up to save money.
Navigating the Las Vegas rental market these days can be tricky, but hopefully these tips – and many others that are available online and through local tenant assistance groups – can help you successfully land the rental property you’ve been looking for.
Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.