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Steps for turning your house into a rental property

Steps for turning your house into a rental property

There are many reasons for using your property as a rental. Maybe your home has been on the market for a long period, and you've determined that you can't sell it at a value that allows you to break even. Maybe you inherited or were gifted a property that you don't want to sell. Or you may be among the many property owners who want to supplement their income by becoming a landlord. Regardless of the...

Setting up a month-to-month rental

Setting up a month-to-month rental

Month-to-month rentals can be a great way for landlords to fill vacancies until they find a long-term tenant or sell their property. However, setting them up properly is an important part of ensuring a successful rental experience. Otherwise, you may face time-consuming issues like resigning contracts or getting the court’s help to evict a tenant. In this post, we explore how to go about setting up a...

Successfully advertise your rental with social media

Successfully advertise your rental with social media

There’s no arguing that social media is a powerful tool when it comes to marketing. Content posted across all of these platforms has the chance to reach a broad, diverse audience and be viewed by thousands of people. Many landlords are realising the benefits of using digital marketing to advertise their vacant rentals. In a highly competitive market, finding new tenants can be hard work. Using social...

Rental scams to look out for

Rental scams to look out for

Let’s face it, the rental world is not immune to scammers. In fact, you might have had your own experience with a rental scam. Or perhaps you’ve heard stories from friends, family, and coworkers about their own experiences with scammers. We are all vulnerable to scam artists, even if we never think it would happen to us. Luckily, there are ways you can protect yourself from rental scams. Read on to...

5 tips for a winning rental application

5 tips for a winning rental application

It is common knowledge that the rental market is fiercely competitive So, how to get a rental property? How can you give yourself the best chance of being a successful applicant? Well, it all begins with a winning rental application. Securing a rental home can be a daunting and frustrating process. So, here are 5 tips for a winning rental application. 5 tips for a winning rental application In a...

How to make a rental house your home

How to make a rental house your home

The prospect of renting a home is becoming more and more common as a consideration for families both young and old. Not just as the booming property markets continue to shrink affordable opportunities to buy in many of the world's urban centres. But also as an alternative for short term comfort, intermittent necessity or long term financial gain. Just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t...

How to market rental listings effectively

How to market rental listings effectively

Tenant turnover is an unpleasant but unavoidable part of the rental property business. As such, landlords must educate themselves on the best ways to market a rental property to find a quality tenant quickly. Here's how to market rental listings effectively, whether you're a rookie or veteran landlord trying to enhance your marketing skills. This guide will walk you through the steps to marketing your...

Types of rental scams and how to avoid them

Types of rental scams and how to avoid them

Let’s face it, the rental world is not immune to scammers. In fact, with the majority of rental property searches, appointment scheduling, and applications taking place online, scammers have more opportunities than ever to take advantage of potential renters. Those aiming to defraud renters have upgraded their frauds as technology develops. Fortunately, there are ways we can protect ourselves from the...

What property managers look for in tenants

Are you looking to rent a flat, semi-detached, detached, or standalone house? Are you therefore in the process of looking at various properties? Whether you are looking to rent from individual owners, agents, or property management companies the application process is the same. Moreover, property managers, landlords and agents all seek the same characteristics in a tenant. With this in mind, what is it...

Everything you need to know about rental deposits

Have you ever wondered why tenants are compelled to pay a security deposit? Or what the whole notion of deposits is actually all about? In a nutshell, deposits are put in place as a security mechanism to protect landlords against damage to the property. In addition, rental deposits are extremely important to safeguard landlords from unpaid bills. From the tenant’s perspective there are some things you...

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