Negotiating can get you a discount of 8% to 40% from the quoted rental price or a free first month.
Agents might not be thrilled about giving in on that, given that also means their commission might be 20% lower.
It’s best to negotiate when the owner is present, rather than trying to negotiate with the agent.
This is also another reason why you want to seek out a place that is offered by the owner.
If there’s something missing that you’d like, like a flat-screen TV or a washing machine, this is also a good time to bring it up.
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