Apartments and House for Rentals by owner
The main reason that owners opt to rent directly is to save money. Listing a rental property with an agent requires fees and time, and many owners would prefer to cut all of that out. Years ago, such a decision would have been much more complicated. However, today, thanks to the Internet, it is significantly easier. Now, owners can list their properties themselves on an apartment finder website for one very low fee. Because the Internet provides global access to millions of motivated potential renters, this can be a very effective way to do business. In addition, some owners may be looking to rent a vacation property for just a few months at a time, and they don't want to have to go through a broker whenever it comes time to secure that renter. While all this is great for the owner, it can be very good for you as the renter as well. Often the savings that the owner enjoys by renting directly can be passed down to you too.