La Quinta and the Greater Palm Springs area is home to a diverse assortment of rental properties perfect for vacationers or anyone looking to test the waters with a rental before seeking a permanent residence.
The process of searching for an ideal rental home can sometimes be a tedious experience. To ensure a smarter and more efficient process, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:
Begin Your Search at the Start of the Month
Don’t wait until the midpoint of the month to start your search – some of the best rentals, in terms of location, price, and amenities are often available earlier in the month. It’s best to begin your search around 60 days before you need to relocate, especially if you’re looking for place that doesn’t have many rental properties.
Start Your Search Online (but don’t rely on the internet too much)
Online resources like Zillow are a good starting point for any search, as looking through listings can help give you a good idea on pricing and amenities. If you’re moving from somewhere outside the city however, its best to get in touch with local realtors or visit the area yourself, as most websites don’t have all the information on neighborhoods or local amenities.
Work with a Professional
Realtors can make any search easier. Try to find a real estate broker who specializes in rental properties, as they are the ones who can help you find a rental home even in areas with tight competition. If you’re looking for a condo or apartment, try to find an agent who has access to the building or community you’d like to rent in.
Make a List of Features You’d Like to Have
Other than the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, think about other features you’d like to have. Would you like your rental home to have a patio or deck? Are you looking for a full bathroom, or would a basic one with just a toilet and shower suffice? These are just some of the many questions you need to ask yourself – knowing the answers before you look for a home can make your search easier.
Choose Your Rental Type
This particular step depends on the length of the lease term you’re after and the size of the property you’re looking for. Depending on your requirements and the market, you can choose from a wide variety of rental home types.
If you’re after a short-term rental, you may want take a look into our Vacation Rentals Company, La Quinta Resort Leasing (www.LaQuintaResortLeasing.com), which is usually more expensive, but convenient to newcomers in the area. Renters who are looking for a long-term rental (usually around 12 months or more) will often find plenty of options available.
If you need help looking for the perfect rental home in the cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, or other sought-after communities in the Greater Palm Springs area, call us at California Lifestyle Realty at 760.564.1200. You can also send us an email at info(at)califestylerealty(dotted)com.
IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate. Source MLSs include Desert Area MLS (DAMLS).