Has anyone used a REA for finding a rental property? DH and I are looking for rentals in the North Druid/Brookhaven/North Decatur area (basically east of 75 and north of Memorial Drive). We are in a time crunch b/c our lease is up Dec 31st, but we have to give 60 days written notice if we are vacating. Which means we have to find a place on our tight budget by the end of October and then convince the landlord to hold it for us until Jan. 1. I was hoping that maybe an agent could help us out, but who covers the cost for that? Do they get paid by the owner or do we pay them? Any suggestions?
FWIW, I'm on Craigslist and MLS everyday, and we've been driving the neighborhoods we are interested in. I'm just wondering if it would be easier to negotiate if an agent is involved or if it's not worth the hassle.