Your vacant rental units won’t be filled up through magic. Tenants need to be aware that you have vacant units in the first place. The only way this is possible is if you put in place a plan to inform them. If you are looking for ways and places to find potential tenants, you’re lucky because, in this piece, we take a look at some ways and places to find tenants.
- Rental Websites
In this Computer Age, if you want to find tenants, you’ve to head to the internet and harness them. There are sites like Trulia and Craiglist where you can put up rental listings for free. These listings can be seen by anyone on the internet in search of an apartment in your neighborhood. These sites also enable the potential clients to specify their search by focusing on the rental price, the number of bathrooms or bedrooms among other features that they are keen on. Also, if you have a website, ensure that you include the website URL in the ads.
- Social Media
There are billions of people on social media and among them might be potential tenants if you have a company, set up accounts and pages on sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If you don’t have a company, leverage your personal accounts by letting your friends or followers know that you have rental units that are vacant.
Furthermore, you could list the rental units on Facebook’s marketplace or make a status update on your timeline. Post pictures of the rentals on Instagram or tweet your followers on Twitter about the property.
Some tenants prefer to look for apartments on the dailies and so advertising your property in newspapers will catch their attention. Place your ad on the weekend, preferably on a Sunday as this is the time the newspapers are read the most.
Now, with the nature of newspaper ads being small, you will be limited to a few lines to make an impression. To maximize on the confined space, use abbreviations such as BR for a bedroom or W/D for washer/dryer. However, advertising in the newspaper will set you back a little, but the returns are worth it.