Realtor FAQ

  • What is your "Referrals for Rentals" program?
    • We love paying referrals!  Our team offers a 20% referral to any agent who refers us to an Owner client with an income property that needs to be leased. We understand that your time is better served going procuring sales listings vs. being bogged down with the cumbersome details of leasing a property and we'd love to help!
  • Can I get a referral fee for sending you a potential Tenant lead?
    • Unfortunately, no, we get many calls daily from tenants seeking our assistance and we are unable to offer referrals for these leads.  
  • Why should we use Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc to lease one of our client's properties when we can do it ourselves?
    • Liability and Reputation.  Renting a property in California is not as simple as it used to be; Fair Housing is complicated and the risks are significant if you don't know what you're doing.  (We can't tell you how many agent mistakes we see out there every month.)  We are educated and have policies and procedures in place to protect Owners from potential litigation.  Additionally, we are better positioned to advise and service your rental clients.  Leasing properties is our business and we have an in depth knowledge of what the rental market is doing at any given time. We understand the ins and outs of the leasing process and have developed a streamlined approach to marketing, showing and leasing a home. We also have a Tenant vetting process that qualifies applicants in a fair, firm and consistent manner.   When you refer us to your landlord clients, we'll make you look good! 
  • What happens when my Owner wants to sell the house? Will you try to represent them?
    • Absolutely not. Our philosophy is that this is your Owner and we are working with you to offer them the best leasing service while they are with us. When the time comes when your Owner wants to sell their house, we want you to reap the benefits of nurturing that relationship.  We're happy to put this is writing for you as well.  
  • Do you cooperate with agents on the MLS.?
    • Yes and we make it easy!  However we have a couple ground rules:1) The listing must be on the MLS. 2)You need to be the first person to call with your client to get credit for procuring the applicant. 3) You need to show the property to your client. After that, we will handle the application process and work to expedite the transaction.