The holiday season brings fun, festivity, family, and travel -- all activities that, combined with the shorter days and cooler weather, make potential great tenants less likely to be looking for rentals. If you have open rentals, you still need to get them occupied, regardless of how distracting the holly jolly season can be. Here are our tips for attracting tenants over the holidays, without compromising the tenant screening process.
Get tenants in the door by offering them temporary financial incentives. Offering to pay utilities for the remainder of December, or a discount on the first month of rent will make many previously reticent tenants eager to move right away.
Hold a holiday party that sparkles
Whether your rental is an apartment complex or a detached house, you can make it shine in the spirit of the holidays with glistening decor - and a "for rent" sign right next to it. Hold a holiday party with food and festive music in the property or your complex's common area, and hand out information about the property. If you use our tenant screening forms, you can give prospective tenants information about how to apply online.
Get your current tenants to help you
Offer your current renters a current holiday bonus of sorts: offer them a discount on a month's rent if they refer a potential tenant who ends up renting from you. Nothing motivates tenants to help you fill vacancies like the promise of financial incentives.
Our tenant screening forms will help you find qualified tenants for your rental all year-long. Look at our free online resources to get an idea of how we can help your landlord business.