Finding good tenants

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I've had properties where I have been unable to find good tenants for months.  Any suggestions???

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To answer your question... you need to define your market niche; establish your rental criteria; develop a good ad and info sheets; advertise on line and in other places that work for your area; be ready to field the calls/replies; tenant screen well with questions that will help you quickly sift out the rift-raft from the real contenders; be prepared to do full background checks... for rental history, income stability, credit history, and legal history.

Also, if your properties have been sitting vacant for months, there is either a problem with the property or with the price. Make sure your property is a good value for the money and you should do fine. Check out what others are offering by browsing CraigsList and see how you compare.

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