So you like the idea of income property and decide to be a landlord for the first time, but now you may have a more realistic concern: how to find a good tenant?
With so many free sites out there, you can indefinably easily advertise your property on free websites like "Craigslist" or "Kijiji", but you will quickly realize you will not always attract the best tenant with qualities you need: good paying jobs, good credit histories, or even willing to sign a legal lease agreement?
Think about an example like you were looking for a soul mate on the dating site, do you think you can attract a mate who is more serious about a relationship you found at free sites, or you think people who are willing to pay a fee are more serious?
Benefits to work with a Realtor to advertise your rental property:
All potential tenants that are interested to see you homes have already been pre-screen: meaning they have already been checked with their eligibility to rent.
There will be a licensed agent accomplished all showings and you will know who they are.
All bookings will be done through the brokerage, peace of mind, if you have a job that you are not able to answer homes all time.
The realtor will help you will all paperwork preparation and any other works until the date you hand over the keys to the new tenant.
Your house could be your biggest investment, find the qualify tenant will be as important as choosing your right investment. Think wisely and use the right tool.