Around this time each year, 55receives many inquiries from retirees who are planning to winter in a popular retirement destination and would like to rent a home in a 55 community.Based on our experience — and the pleading tone of these inquiries — we know that finding an ideal rental home is not an easy task.If you’ve ever wondered why finding a short term rental in an active adult community is practically impossible, we have a few ideas: 1.
While there may be some homeowners who live elsewhere and rent their property, we’ve found that most retirees who purchase a home in an active adult community do plan to live in it themselves. Low Realtor Commissions It may seem logical that Realtors would be the best choice for finding an available rental property in an active adult community.
They know the local real estate market and are adept at matching people with their desired homes.
However, Realtors work on commission and the large time commitment of working with renters combined with small amount that they make from lining up a rental arrangement may not be financially worthwhile.
Their time is often better spent on helping buyers and sellers, where the commissions are more lucrative. Lack of Rental Resources Retirees who search online for a rental property in a 55 community will quickly find that there are no resources specifically designed to help them.
Short-term vacation rentals can be found through many different websites.