As our Chief Executive Officer Jim Gillespie often says on TV, homeownership is something that a vast majority of Americans aspire to. In fact, in a recent Coldwell Banker survey on the American Dream of Homeownership, we learned that 83% of renters agree that they want to own a home someday. With that said, many people, including myself, are in life stages that necessitate renting.
Knowing that owning a home and being on your own is a serious responsibility on multiple fronts, I personally wanted to dip my toes in the water and get oriented to the “real world” before I’d graduate to buying my first home. Besides, I felt like I needed to learn how to cook for myself first before signing off on my own mortgage! So once I finished school and began my career, I moved out of my parents’ house and have been renting and saving up for my own home over the last few years.
In my past experiences, the process of looking for a rental property has been filled with frustration. Popular websites offer inaccurate and sparse information on properties, a lack of photos or they take a year and a day to answer your inquiries. The Coldwell Banker Brand, recognizing that renters across the globe need a consistently superb and reliable web platform to look for rental properties, have released an exciting upgrade to coldwellbanker.com.
As of this month, in addition to being able to search for homes for sale and agents and offices, consumers now have the opportunity to search for rental properties as well! This upgrade to coldwellbanker.com reflects the reality that thousands of our Coldwell Banker agents in the world’s top markets also list and manage an impressive suite of rental properties.
Simply visit our website, hit the “Rentals” tab and search away! You’ll be able to search by country, state, city, zip and address just to name a few. If you’ve already got a clear picture of what type of rental you want, you can refine your search by entering keywords like “pool”, specifying the min and/or max you’re willing to pay a month, the number of bedrooms and baths and a host of other amenities and property types.
If you’re in the market for rentals, have fun searching and connecting with one of our world-class real estate professionals. We’ll most certainly be here for you as well when you’re ready to buy that first house and make it home.