I'm in Bellbrook Ohio (a suburb of Dayton) and my wife and I are looking to purchase a new home and rent out our current home. I was wondering how to calculate the rent I should set and what resources people in the area are using to screen possible tenants. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Rentometer or Zillow rent estimate will help. I would search rentals in your area to see what that asking prices are. You can also use hotpad as well. Biggerpockets has a tenant screening tool as well.
Craigslist is also a good way to see what other properties in your area are renting for.
I definitely have used both Craig's List and Rentomer, in addition not sure if you are working with a realtor but my real estate agent also provided me reports on similar properties that were listed in the area for rent as there is a division of her company that handles both rentals and new sales, these were really helpful because a bunch of these listings weren't on Craig's list, and they contained pictures so I could compare them to my rental. (Plus she did all the work!)
Thanks for all the insight. I've found Zillow and Hotpads to be the best so far, but I'll keep doing my homework.