When it comes to finding tenants you need to be proactive. Don’t rely on luck. Put yourself in the driver’s seat when searching for tenants. Never discount the fact that there are good people out there looking for good places – it’s just up to you to find them.
One of the most important things that a landlord should keep in mind when it comes to finding a new tenant is that the better the condition your place is in, the easier it will be to rent, and the higher the caliber of tenant you will find. With a high-quality property, tenants will be willing to pay a higher monthly rent, stay longer and will be less likely to miss a payment. Put simply – make sure everything is clean, updated and of good quality. Now, every property and landlord situation is different. However, as a landlord – regardless of your situation, you have to take care of your property. Here are some of the ideal attractions that your investment property will have to help ensure you get the best tenant(s) possible.
- Updated kitchen
- Updated bathroom
- Hardwood floors (above grade)
- Quality windows
- Stainless steel appliances
- Fresh paint
Figure Out Where to Promote Your Listing
Over the years the process of advertising an apartment for rent has changed a lot. Today the best way to advertise a property is on an Internet rental site. Unlike classic print ads and traditional bulletin boards, online rental sites allow you to post plenty of pictures. Remember: Pictures are the number one thing that will help get your place rented.
Websites like Zoopla and Right Move are certainly options, but I have always found that targeted rental sites are the most effective. Most cities have local rental search engines, and that is where you want to be.
Here are Some Fantastic Ways to Advertise
When it comes to advertising your property you want to make it sound as appealing as possible, but you also want to be honest. Make sure to include the following:
- Availability date
- Proximity to public transit