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Old 08-09-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What's the best website to list a house for rent? I've got it on rentals dot com, but is that the best site? I'm trying to do it myself without a realtor or mgmt company. It's a 4 BR in Sonterra for $2,300. There's nothing for rent in my neighborhood which would lead me to believe that markets good.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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try a Randolph AFB-populated message board, maybe? I'm not really sure. Craigslist?
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Try craigslist.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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If you use Craig's list be aware that you will get inquiries from foreign countries with very apealing rental prospects. It's a scam. Ignore anything that comes from any foreign country.
The other is to put it in Sunday's newspaper. The last time I rented out a house I got the tenant from the Sunday paper. The Express-News has specials on running it so that you can get 2 weekends and it goes on line also.
The housing office at Ft. Sam, Randolph, and Lackland could be good sources. They are free. You have to go to the housing offices at each base to list them with that facility.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I would also recommend to try to get on the list for military for families that are PCSing to the area. Usually they are good renters because they could be reported to base housing if they destroy anything.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: 1604 & Potranco Area
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Don't rule out a property management company, I had a neighbor that insisted on doing it himself and he will never admit it but he lost his shirt.

6 months vacant x $1200 = $ 7200 lost rent
property management company = 10% ($120 month)

$7200/$120 = 60 months (5 years) worth of property management he could have
"paid for" if he went with a PM company and they got it rented quickly.

Of course there is no saying a property management company would have had it occupied sooner but I feel they would
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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I vote for a property management company, as well. I use one for my property in San Antonio and have had great renters. Just the usual wear and tear on the property, but no damage. In addition, my prop manager knows the area very well and keeps the price competitive.
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