Everything You Need to Know About Renting But Didn't Know to Ask: All the Insider Dirt to Help You Get the Best Deal and Avoid Disaster (Paperback)
The rental process is complicated, but your journey to finding a home doesn’t have to be dominated by confusion and frustration.
Everything You Need to Know about Renting but Didn’t Know to Ask gives you the information and confidence you need to seek, secure, and flourish in your new home.
With more than 20 years of experience in the rental industry as a renter, landlord, property manager, and now founder of Dwellsy, the largest US rental marketplace, Jonas Bordo has compiled a comprehensive and practical guide to help you:
- Prepare for the rental search
- Find the best place for you
- Avoid scams
- Succeed in the application process and get the place you want
- Make the most of your new home
- Get your security deposit back when you leave your rental
Whether you’re a first-time renter or hoping to make your next rental process smoother than the last, Everything You Need to Know about Renting but Didn’t Know to Ask will help you navigate the entire process. You’ll find tips on determining your price range, touring options in person or from afar, negotiating your lease, bringing your pet with you, moving in and moving out, being a good neighbor, and much more.
With this book as your companion, eliminate surprises and leave frustration behind as you find your next home with confidence and ease.
About the Author
Jonas Bordo is the CEO and cofounder of Dwellsy, the largest U.S. residential rental marketplace. He has been in renting and rentals for more than 20 years. He’s been a renter, a small-scale landlord who managed eight units in Chicago, and he managed a portfolio of 60,000 apartments for Essex Property Trust, one of the nation’s largest REITs. He is husband to Rosalind and father to Bailey, Zach and Thea, an avid hiker, a lifelong learner and a maker of things, sometimes out of wood.
Hannah Hildebolt is a staff writer for Dwellsy. Her writing has simplified the complex world of real estate for Dwellsy’s nationwide audience of renters. Hannah recently returned to the United States after studying abroad in Scotland, where she earned a master’s degree in English literature. She currently resides in New York City.