In our last blog post, we looked at the factors that may make it hard for you to get a rental house in Fairfax County. One of our readers pointed out that we were putting the cart before the horse: the we should first have written on how to get a rental house in Fairfax county, before proceeding to look at the factors that may make it hard for you to get such a house. Against that background, we now feel inclined to backtrack a bit, and look at the ways in which one can get a rental house in Fairfax County in the first place. This discussion should tie in neatly with the discussion in our last blog post — on the factors that may make it hard for you to get such a rental house in Fairfax County.
It turns out that one way in which you can easily get a rental house in Fairfax County is by searching online. There are websites that specialize in these sorts of listings. There are also other general listings websites (for instance, Craigslist) where you can find listings of houses available for rent in Fairfax County.
Another way in which you can get a rental house in Fairfax County would be by visiting the offices of the local realtors. The local realtors tend to know about all the houses that are available for rent. They can also advise you on the local rent rates, to ensure that you are not fleeced.
The third way in which you can get a rental house in Fairfax County would be walking, cycling or driving around the county, looking for ‘house for rent’ signs. If, for instance, you wish to get a rental house near the local adults jail in Fairfax, it would be a good idea for you to just walk around that area looking for ‘house for rent’ signs. Whenever you encounter such signs, you will tend to find a number listed, which you can then call for enquiries about the house in question. The good thing with this approach is in that you get to see the house, and assess it superficially, before proceeding to call the landlord (or the landlord’s agent) for any further engagements.