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Here's How to Find a Tenant for Your Rental Property

System - Friday, September 9, 2022
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Vacant rentals aren't doing you any favors. 

However, putting the wrong tenant in your rental property can result in unpaid rent, damaged property, broken leases, and other nightmares. Finding a good tenant for your rental property isn't always easy, but it's a crucial part of the job for a landlord. So, what's the best way to find the ideal renters? 

To find a tenant, you need to utilize the best marketing techniques, perform screenings, and make your rental properties look good. Start with these tips for landlords. 

Know How to Advertise the Property

Part of finding tenants involves making sure they find your property in the first place and then appealing to them with key aspects of what makes your property special. 

Make sure you take professional photos that showcase all of the best details. Low-quality pictures will make you look unprofessional and won't appeal to your renters. 

Highlight all of the key amenities and perks, such as a washer and dryer or laundry facility, the parking situation, pools, workout rooms, access to highways, proximity to parks and shopping, etc. 

Renters aren't just looking for a place to sleep at night; they want a new place to call home. They want to learn about the neighborhood and all the benefits they can get when renting with you. 

Stage It

Homeowners will stage a property to get buyers more interested by envisioning themselves there. You can do that as a landlord, too. One of our favorite tips for landlords is to use virtual staging. 

Staging a property makes it easier for renters to imagine themselves in the space, as they can visualize how certain furniture fits and get a better idea of the size of the place. 

Staging can even result in getting renters to sign a lease faster and for higher rents than unstaged properties. 

Rely on the Professionals

Getting leads and advertising is a real struggle, and there's no doubt that it takes a lot of time and effort. You already have a lot on your plate as a landlord, which is why investing in property management services is such a great move. It allows you to focus on other tasks and make the most of your rental investments. 

We can help you collect leads, show the property, and process applications, all to ensure you get the perfect fit in your rental property. Plus, a property management company handles the screening process, ensuring that all applicants meet the necessary qualifications for your property. 

Find a Tenant for Your Jacksonville Property

Use these tips to find a tenant fast and fill any vacant rentals you have. Make sure you make the most of your advertising and screen applicants to find the best fit. 

Finding great tenants for your Jacksonville rentals doesn't have to be hard. HomeRiver Group Jacksonville can help you out with everything from attracting quality leads to showing the property to screening tenants and much more. 

To learn what we can do for you, simply give us a call or send us a message