Tips for Renting a Home in Ecuador
At Live the Life, we provide a wide rangeof services that make building your life in Ecuador easier. And when it comes to finding the best rental properties in this slice of paradise, we are the right experts to call.
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Ecuador has an excellent selection of rental homes on the market.
With Live The Life’s significant understanding of the local markets and dedicated team of experts, finding your ideal rental – whether in the highlands of Cuenca or right on the beach – is more than possible.
Here are some great tips to help you get started:
- Start on the internet
The number of property management companies and real estate agents that list rentals online is rising, so it’s a good idea to start your search on the internet. It won’t give you a comprehensive view of what’s out there, but it will give you an idea about the types of rental properties available.Make sure to double-check if the property is still an active listing or not. Our listings at Live The Life are always updated. Have a look here.
- Check leads “on the ground”
The internet may be unmatched in terms of ease and convenience, but the best deals are found on the ground. Check local newspapers and magazines, or network with expats and locals.If you have the time and the energy, you may also want to take a walk in the neighborhood/s of your choice. Quite a few property owners and landlords don’t bother advertising and just put a sign up. Just stroll around the neighborhood and check for “For Rent” signs that state Se Renta or Se Arrienda. And then call the telephone number. The success of this strategy relies on the speaker’s skill in Spanish and ability to pay attention to their surroundings.
- Have a look at vacation rentals
If long-term rentals are hard to find, consider checking out vacation rentals. The allure of a guaranteed income for many months is a great incentive for many vacation rental owners to consider a long-term arrangement. This is true especially for beach resort properties that have lean months to contend with.
- Check the property thoroughly
This piece of advice is applicable for rentals everywhere. Once a rental property has been chosen, you will always want to check the property thoroughly. From minor issues such as leaky faucets to major problems such as faulty wires, it is important to know the condition of the property before you sign on the lease.
- Hire professionals
Working with an agent will make everything easier. They can direct you to the right neighborhoods, provide advice and guidance, and help ensure that you’re getting the best possible rate.
- Everything is negotiable
Talk price and don’t be afraid to negotiate. Long-term rentals are often flexible when it comes to price as landlords are typically in favor of enjoying a guaranteed income for a certain period of time. Remember to ask what the rent covers – whether or not it includes utilities, other amenities, and so on.