For Rent By Owner (FRBO)

Definition of "For rent by owner (FRBO)"

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Wondering what For Rent By Owner (FRBO) means?

It’s the more popular cousin of For Sale By Owner (FSBO). For Rent By Owner (FRBO) are really common; it’s the name we give to properties that are put on the market for rent by the owner instead of by a property management rental company.

When you see a listing or a house sign saying “for rent by owner (FRBO)” know that it means that home was put on the market (almost with) no help from a real estate agent and you will deal exclusively with its owner when applying for the tenancy and, after, while you’re living in the place.

Internet has made it easier for people to embark on the for sale by owner (FSBO) route. However, there is still too many minutia that makes it a not recommended action. You still can benefit a lot from the presence of a real estate agent by your side. Whereas on the rent side, though, the risk of doing it all alone is not that big. Sure, a real estate agent might help - especially when the time comes for you to determine your rent price – and a property management rental company will definitely help with billing and repairs etc. But say you are retired or you have the time to spend dealing with possible (probable!) Tenant’s dealings, it’s definitely doable. It’s not rocket science! If you have the time and the patience anyone can learn how to go about the Landlord’s life.


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A great way to start your For Rent by Owner (FRBO) life is reading our article on Landlord-Tenant Rights.

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Comments for For Rent By Owner (FRBO)

Shantezia Stafford Shantezia Stafford said:

I'm looking to rent a 3bed 2 bath home in Cobb ga

May 28, 2021  13:26:42

Real Estate Agent

Hi, Great I am happy to locate an agent for you. May I have your phone number. 


Also how many bed/bath? What price range are you looking to be in? 


Thank you, 

Sue Taylor

Jun 01, 2021  09:41:05
Rocky Rocky said:

Looking to rent a house with a few acres and a barn in Rockingham county or Guilford county

Mar 26, 2021  14:23:45

Real Estate Agent

Hey, Rocky! Thank you for reaching out to us! If you get in touch with one of our real estate agents in Greensboro NC, they can help you find the type of home you are looking for. If you have trouble finding an agent, you can reach out to us directly via our phone number (1-866-495-4953) or live chat, and we will help you with your home purchase.

Mar 30, 2021  13:48:41
MaryAnn Swiski MaryAnn Swiski said:

Looking to rent a three bedroom house on section 8 like an orange Seamore Milford Shelton area

Feb 05, 2021  23:16:34

Real Estate Agent

Hey, MaryAnn! Glad to hear about it! We can certainly help you find a rental. If you contact us at the phone number listed above, we can put you in touch with a real estate agent in the area. You can also get in touch with our real estate agents in Connecticut directly if you go to the directory page and search for agents in the area of your choice. Hope to hear from you soon!

Feb 15, 2021  09:34:55
Renee Wilson Renee Wilson said:

I'm looking for a long term rental . Townhouse or detached condo

Aug 22, 2018  07:09:44

Real Estate Agent

Hey Renee,
That's great! Feel free to reach out to our customer support at 1-866-495-4953 so we can help connect you with a real estate agent. We will love to help! Good luck on the quest!

Aug 23, 2018  09:45:23

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