August 29, 2012

How to Rent Your Place Quickly

1 Hit the Internet. The Internet is your most valuable source for finding your new renter. There are thousands of potential tenants looking for homes on websites that have free online classifieds like, rent-linx  and  many others so Google and find what works best for you and take advantage of them.
2 Call a real estate agent or a management company like Landmark Group. He or she will have the experience, knowledge and the resources that you don't—to more quickly rent out your home.
3 Clean the house or apartment from top to bottom. It must look immaculate—even if you have to hire a cleaning company to do the job. No tenant wants to move into a dirty home that looks like it could potentially attract rodents and pests.
4 Have an open house. An open house will allow potential tenants to view the property .Advertise the open house in the local classifieds. Have your Realtor advertise the open house on his company's website. Also advertise it on craigslist!
5 Offer utilities that are included with rent. With home heating prices at an all time high, this will be a key selling point for your potential tenants who are looking to rent in cooler climate areas.
6 Consider including electricity, gas, cable, high-speed Internet, trash removal, parking or a parking permit with the rent. Offering these amenities will make your unit stand out among the long list of other rentals—giving you a  one up on the competition.
7 Spread the word to friends, family and co-workers that you have a rental available for move-in ASAP. They are likely to think of you when someone mentions that she needs a new place.
8 Offer the first month's rent for free. People in the midst of moving are often cash strapped. By  only charging them a security deposit, they'll be more likely to move into your place over another,  or more expensive apartment.

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