As an owner I am curious on what tenants think of paying realtor fee's for processing paper work. I just recieved a lease and this particular agent is charging the tenant $45. Plus they are taking 12% of the rental. They are pocketing $423 between this processing fee and their commission. I believe that they should get something but why do they need to take money from both sides.
I as an owner am embarrassed that they are doing this, and feel more people should just rent directly from the owner.
If you rented my property you would save the processing fee, and I charge a little less because I do not have a commission to payout.
Just an FYI to any one that is going to rent in OC. The realors take anywhere from 10% to 15% of the rent. Plus they charge you anywhere from $25 to $45 for a "Processing Fee".