If you are interested in becoming a landlord, one of the most important things you will need to know how to do is find tenants. Owning rental property can provide you will regular income every month, but you will only collect rent if your properties have paying tenants in them, after all.

There are many things you can do to attract responsible prospective tenants to your rental houses. First, you can put a sign in your property’s window and yard so that passersby know the home is for rent. You can also use your social media accounts to inform the people you know that you have a house for rent. Of course, you should also mention that you have a house available for occupancy to the people you interact with regularly face-to-face, including your friends, family members, and coworkers, so that even more people know about your property through word-of-mouth.

You should also place ads on websites such as Craigslist and in print media, including your local paper. If you don’t want to find a tenant on your own or are simply not successful generating interest in your rental house, interview several real estate agents who are experienced in finding tenants for landlords. Once you pick an agent you are comfortable with, the agent will list your property in the MLS system, which will increase its exposure. Be aware that if you decide to use a real estate agent to find a tenant, you will typically have to pay a commission of approximately the amount it would cost to rent your property for one month.

If you are thinking about becoming a landlord and are concerned about the type of insurance you need to carry, contact Black Box Equities at 623-866-5548 or send an email to info@blackboxequities.com.

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