Creative Ways To Advertise For Renters

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Hi BP,

I am searching the web for ways on how to get renters ASAP if I have a vacancy. I won't be getting a property until a few years down the road but want to learn as much as possible. I am reading about basic ways on blogs but are their special hacks not well known?

Local facebook groups have been very successful lately. A few years from now that could be a whole different story
Originally posted by @Cody Evans :

Hi BP,

I am searching the web for ways on how to get renters ASAP if I have a vacancy. I won't be getting a property until a few years down the road but want to learn as much as possible. I am reading about basic ways on blogs but are their special hacks not well known?

We run a very large portfolio ($50M+) so advertising & neighborhood presence is HUGE for us. We advertise using the following tools

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Google+
  • Twitter
  • Zillow
  • Trulia
  • HotPads
  • Craigslist
  • Yard signs
  • Lettered vehicles
  • City Parades
  • Charity Events
  • Billboards
  • City Murals
  • Little League Sponsorships

Did you try listing thru an agent? Or getting on the most? Agents will have tenants not available elsewhere. Instead of also trying to look for more places to advertise have you improved and differentiated your listing? 25 photos? Key works like mint, updated to call attention?

You're researching advertising for Tenants for the chance that you have a rental property in a few years? 

Honestly, don't get caught up in the minutia of RE investing.  Finding Tenants should be the least of your concerns right now.

The first step is getting yourself postioned for your first purchase, whether it be financing, down payment, finding a deal, or working numbers.

Don't put the cart before the horse.  It will overwhelm you.  Just take one step at a time.

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