The first thing to consider before looking for a place to live in LA is the rental market in the area. You can have the best location, the nicest furniture, and the biggest TV in the building, but if you can't get anyone to rent to you, then you're not going to be successful in getting a place to live in Los Angeles. Even if you're working with an agent or a mortgage broker, who has a reputation for making his or her clients money, that same reputation will not automatically make you successful. What you need to do is be persistent and patient. The good news is that if you're in Los Angeles, you're living in one of the most desirable locations in the world. If someone wants to live in Los Angeles, they will find a place if they want to.