The below topics are discussed in much more depth on our members' Advertising Vacancies page.
Advertising is often the only way to attract qualified prospective tenants to a property. The methods property managers traditionally use vary from a simple sign in the window, to slick brochures, ads and mailers. What works best often depends on the competitiveness of the market and even on the time of year. Today, however, more and more mobile people use the Internet to search for new jobs and housing in the next town before they ever leave their current ones.
Vacancy Listing on the Web
The newest and perhaps the best way to advertise rental housing vacancies is to post them on a searchable vacancy listing site like VacancyList.Net . The Internet allow, landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers to post their information directly into a searchable database that can be accessed by others from anywhere in the world. They can search for your listing by using keywords like: country, state, city, metro area, price, housing type, description, and a large number of other variables.
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Newspaper classified advertising is the traditional medium used for rental housing. It should briefly describe and sell the primary benefits of the property, but must not contain any discriminatory language. Classified advertising should contain 5 pieces of information.
There is a real estate axiom that if they call on a for sale or rent sign, they probably can't afford the house; if they call on the price in the ad, they won't like the house when they learn the address and drive by it. Save yourself a lot of wasted time by always listing both the price and the address in your advertising.
To avoid charges of discrimination , property owners should adhere to legal advertising guidelines.
Other Kinds of Advertising Works Too
If you are an enlightened landlord who has discovered the value of allowing pets, cash in on it by marketing your pet policy.
The above topics are discussed in much more depth on our members' Advertising Vacancies page.