Our focus at The Agency Real Estate Group remains the same whether you are buying a home or renting one, and our priority is to exceed your expectations. Our agents work with you to understand your needs, screen properties, and match you to the perfect layout, location, and development. One of the most important decisions you can make is whether to buy a home or rent an apartment. There are times when it makes more sense to rent. When that’s the case, one of The Agency’s expert representatives can help sort through the lifestyle and financial considerations involved and help you make the right choice for your needs.
An experienced real estate agent knows the market and understands the rental process. We can negotiate on your behalf and guide you through the complexity and range of considerations you’ll face in today’s rental marketplace. Some factors you may want to consider in your decision to rent versus buy:
FREQUENT JOB RELOCATION
If the nature of your job means that you relocate often, or you are likely to relocate sometime within the next few years, renting may be the ideal solution for you.
HOME MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
If you don’t have time for ongoing maintenance and repairs, renting is a better option, as the landlord or management company is responsible for the property.
WHEN RENTING COSTS LESS
One of the most obvious cases for renting instead of buying a home is when renting simply costs less. Renting can also give you time to get to know an area and become comfortable there before choosing to buy.
Why use a Broker to rent?
In an ever-changing real estate market like NEPA, a seasoned agent from The Agency Real Estate Group can help you navigate the ins and outs of renting. Our well-versed team of agents assist their rental clients with exclusive listings, daily showings, hands-on management, and in-depth knowledge of contracts and leases. Every one of our agents is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and is a member of both the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors, as well as the Luzerne County Association of Realtors, which institutes strict ethical business practices designed to protect renters such as:
- Neighborhood and apartment selection
- Understanding types of leases, including rental laws & restrictions
- Documentation and financial preparation
- Lease signing