Harder to find tenants due to COVID?

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I used to have no problem generally unless winter or fall. Since last summer it has taken me much longer to find quality tenants. I raised my criteria to a 700 credit score instead of 650 due to eviction moratoriums. I only accept people who have stable verifiable rental history.

Now I've got a rental sitting vacant 3 MONTHS...all I get are low life's who have a 500 credit score, those who stopped paying their bills due to covid, and all kinds of other rif-raf. I just had a guy contact me with bad credit and no credit history. I'm super frustrated...

It seems like unqualified problem tenants are what is out there now...

I would lower the credit score criteria or lower the asking rent and see if that helps. Its better to take a loss of $50/month than have a bad tenant for a year. You can always increase the rent after a year. Good luck!