Creative Ways To Get A Property Rented...What do you think?

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So we are coming up on a tough time to get properties rented.

I thought it would be fun to list some creative ways to get a property rented.

Here is the list I have so far:







Current renters

What creative strategies do you use to get a property rented?

Distribute/hang flyers in laundromats, bank bulletin boards, supermarket bulletin boards, etc.

You left out Section 8 (via the local Housing Authority). Plus there are other community groups that offer housing assistance (for example for mental health patients, and for sober houses). 

Don't forget places of worship. 

If you are into poaching, you can try leaving a flyer on windshields in apartment complexes. 

A sign in front of the house always seems to work for me. 

I would make a slideshow, put some fun and upbeat music to it and post it on YouTube. This will do a few things. First everyone looking at a house has a smart phone and they will be able to get the "full tour" before even calling you for more information (which will also weed out all the lookers). Secondly it will track how many people are actually watching the video in order to see how much interest you have on your house. You can include this link in flyers, emails, ads, etc. It has worked great for us!!

I like the Video idea....content is always more important than method. I think you should say "no evictions" or "no evictions in the last two years" or "no cats" etc to help save you and the tenants time screening calls.


Word of month

Stage the property for awesome marketing photos, then hold an open house.

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