Searching for a rental can be a challenge. There is very limited inventory and it helps to have an advocate on your side that can bring you in-depth experience and knowledge of the estate rental market, local neighborhoods, schools, and communities.
Please note; Our Local Santa Barbara MLS auto populates Realtor.com and many Real estate sites. ZILLOW has opted out of the free feed and requires a payment to advertise rentals on their platform (ZILLOW, TRULIA, HOTPADS). If you are setting up an auto search for your rental needs best to have one saved with Realtor.com and one saved with Hotpads.com. Be advised if a house sounds “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” it probably is a SCAM and you should report it.
Also note that many homes advertised in general for our beautiful area are not long term and only available select dates or short term leases.
If you find a luxury home that you would like more info on shoot over an email and I can typically give you the scoop.
BE PREPARED TO LEASE
Standard items local Landlords will request of Tenants are the the APPLICATION TO RENT, PROOF OF FUNDS (10-18 months rent reserve) a recent CREDIT REPORT and a BACKGROUND CHECK ran through https://www.mysmartmove.com/