Top Tips for Finding the Best Tenants

As a rental property owner, you soon find that great tenants do not come easy. Tenants can often be trouble makers, refusing to pay rent due to small issues or creating wear and tear on your property. To avoid any issues, you want to find the best tenants possible.

  • Monday, May 21, 2018

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As a rental property owner, you soon find that great tenants do not come easy. Tenants can often be troublemakers, refusing to pay rent due to small issues or creating wear and tear on your property. To avoid any issues, you want to find the best tenants possible. But how do you do this? There are a few tips you can follow to ensure that the individuals you select will be the best possible fit for your rental property needs.

Online Listings

If you want to find tenants from today’s top pool of renters, then you must have some type of listing online. Be it a Facebook page for your company, an actual website or listings on such sites as Zillow or Craigslist, you have to have an online presence. Consumers are constantly online today, so you must appeal to this market. Without an online presence, your listings will not be seen by a larger group, which means you will have a much smaller pool of potential tenants to choose from.

Choosing the Right Rental Location

When purchasing rental properties, think about the location of the home or apartment, including what’s nearby. With properties close to schools and shops, you are opening up the rental pool to individuals who have families and are responsible. This means that you will be able to find renters who want to make a home and will be responsible for rental payments as well as caring for your property. Appealing to the right group of people ensures that you have a good group of tenants to choose from.

Provide All Info Up Front

When listing a rental property, be sure to provide all information up front. If you require tenant screening, which you should, then this should be disclosed. The potential tenant needs to know all about the property as well as the application process. With background checks in your tenant screening, you can research the history of potential tenants, finding out if they are a good fit for your property or not.

Make Renters Insurance A Priority

It is also important to make renters insurance an obligation of the tenant. This way, you are protected as well as the tenant. If a tenant is willing to have insurance, then you know they are serious about renting your property. The insurance will cover unforeseen things that can happy in the home such as a fire and is the best precautionary measure a renter can take. You will be ensuring you are renting to good tenants by having this requirement.

Following these tips will ensure your next tenants will be of the highest quality, paying rent on time and taking good care of your property.

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