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Old 03-17-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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We have a house up for rent and have a sign in the yard, it's listed on MLS and we are using a property management company and so it's on their website too.

It has been up for lease for over 2 weeks and nobody has yet come to look.

Where is the best place to list a home for lease? The house is in Ft Worth.

Thank you.

(Posted this in the Dallas Forum too).
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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Depends on the rental amount. If you are renting under $1200/month. I would try craigslist. We own a few rental properties that all rent for sub-1200, and we seem to do well by just using craigslist. I don't have any experience with higher end rentals.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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could be lots of reasons why no one has come by--the crummy weather being one--
and could be that the house is not priced correctly for the area--what comps did the leasing company show you for similar homes in your area
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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You may also want to check on the commission offered by the property management to the other agent. Typically 50% is common but anything less than that would not be worth the time of an agent showing it after the split with the broker, insurance and expenses.

I also notice that on rental listings, many companies don't bother to post pictures or write a description. Have you looked at the listing on realtor.com? are the pictures nice and is the write up inviting?

Naima

Last edited by nsumner; 03-18-2010 at 02:59 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:07 AM
 
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Naima, The pictures look dull and boring. Not bright and light like the house is, there is also a typo in the write-up.........

The comps that were shown were comparable to this home and so it is priced just about right. We are going to reduce it a little and see if that helps.

I am not sure what percentage is being offered to the other agents. I will find out.

Thank you for the replies.

ETA: One of the pictures on realtor.com is lopsided.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Default I have a bit of luck renting

I have rented out my houses before and also am about to rent/sell an investment townhouse. I have had responses from craigslist.com tho I'm not really certain the folks who have inquired are viable tenants. I also found a realtor who will list my place on MLS for $299; in the past I was very successful just posting a sign in front of the place but I think in these times it pays to try several things. FYI, I always rent my places for about 10% below market to attract many applications so I can find a very desirable tenant. So far its worked for me. I check credit and references.
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