A good rental experience starts with a great leasing experience. The goal is to effectively and efficiently locate tenants who are responsible and qualified. You want renters who can be counted on to pay rent on time, take care of your property, follow the terms of the lease, and communicate openly and transparently.
Qualified tenants in the Central Florida rental market are always looking for well-maintained homes in desirable neighborhoods, and finding them shouldn’t be a problem.
Today, we’re offering some tips on attracting and placing a great tenant who will lead to a successful investment experience.
Provide a Great Port Orange Rental Home
To find a qualified tenant, you need to provide a great rental home. Good tenants will have high standards when it comes to cleanliness and curb appeal. They’ll want an attractive and comfortable home that feels welcoming and spacious. Make sure everything inside the property works before you open it up to showings. Pay attention to landscaping and lighting. You want the best tenants on the market to be able to imagine living there.
Make Sure You’re Marketing Your Home Strategically
A good marketing plan will attract good tenants.
List your home for rent online. There are hundreds of rental sites that attract tenants. Some of them are free, and some of them will require a fee. You can also create a website that showcases your home, or work with a property manager on leasing so that your listing will be featured on their website. Share your home for rent on social media. Take some professional pictures, write a great and detailed description that includes pertinent information like price, property size, and rental terms, and post that listing all over the internet. You’ll need as much exposure as possible.
Provide a Consistent Application and Screening Process
Encourage people to fill out applications after they’ve seen your property. Most renters will want an online application, so try to be accommodating. There are some great platforms that provide online applications and allow for the safe and convenient uploading of supporting documents like identification and pay stubs.
The screening process is an important part of finding a qualified tenant. Don’t trust your instincts and don’t skip the screening. Gather all the necessary information and conduct a full background check. This should include a nationwide criminal background check and a nationwide eviction check. Then, look at income and verify that your prospective tenants will earn enough to cover your rent. Talk to former landlords and find out if they were good tenants.
If you don’t have the resources or the knowledge to conduct a thorough and fair housing-compliant screening, reach out to a Port Orange property management company. It’s difficult to identify a great tenant if you don’t have a great screening process.
To find good tenants, you need to market your property well, provide an outstanding place for them to be, and screen fairly and consistently. If you have any questions about our process or need any help, don’t hesitate to contact us at Oceans Luxury Realty.