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How to Find Great Tenants (Part 2)

May 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Landlord Solutions

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Last month we discussed ways to find great tenants. Let’s continue talking about how to use Craigslist.

Craigslist ads with Pictures

The key for Craigslist is to remember your ads purpose.

Remember, you only have two simple goals for a Craigslist ad:

1. Get the Click: Get the reader to open your ad in the midst of hundreds of competing ads.

2. Get an Inquiry: Get the reader to respond, typically by phone, email, or sending them to a website.

Photos attract more inquiries and responses. It is up to you to close the deal once an inquiry is generated. Pictures encompasses any time of word description that one puts in a rental ad. People will appreciate more information, especially in the form of images, about the things that they intend to buy or rent.

To Get Results, Take Enticing Pictures

Improve your ads by posting photos of your property. But before taking photos of your rental units, take the time to clean your property first. Some rental ad photos on Craigslist are poorly done they may discourage potential clients instead of enticing them.

Put down the toilet seat before taking shots of your bathroom. Open all blinds and shutters and turn on all the lights. This will create a brighter, more airy atmosphere of your property.

Let’s Go Back To Some of the Reasons It’s Important to Find Great Tenants

This all seems like a lot of work. If you feel a bit fatigued, click the following links.

1. Barrie, Ontario Landlords News – Arrest in Landlord / Tenant Dispute

2. Prince Rupert LandLord – Let My Tenant Nightmare Be a Warning to Other Landlords

3. Gov’t Approved Tenant Destroys Calgary Rental Suite!

4. University of Manitoba Student Wants to Break Her Lease After Bullets Shot Into Her Rental Property

Feel motivated again?

How Can You Learn More?

The Ontario Landlords Association Membership option has a terrific manual to help you advertise your rental property.

Ontario landlord how to attract great tenants

It’s important to learn from those who have walked the path you want to walk.

Good luck and go find those great tenants!

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