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Winter Movers (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 19, 2023 9:15 AM
       Winter Movers (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 19, 2023 9:27 AM
       Winter Movers (by Ken [NY]) Nov 19, 2023 9:29 AM
       Winter Movers (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 19, 2023 10:54 AM
       Winter Movers (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 19, 2023 11:40 AM
       Winter Movers (by GKARL [PA]) Nov 19, 2023 11:45 AM
       Winter Movers (by zero [IN]) Nov 19, 2023 1:18 PM
       Winter Movers (by Robin [WI]) Nov 19, 2023 6:24 PM
       Winter Movers (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 20, 2023 7:23 AM
       Winter Movers (by zero [IN]) Nov 20, 2023 7:34 AM
       Winter Movers (by Sisco [MO]) Nov 20, 2023 12:43 PM
       Winter Movers (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 21, 2023 5:48 AM
       Winter Movers (by RentsDue [MA]) Nov 26, 2023 11:39 AM
       Winter Movers (by Jim in O C [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 2:51 PM
       Winter Movers (by Nell [CA]) Dec 3, 2023 10:10 AM

Winter Movers (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 9:15 AM

Are almost always the unrentables. I have two ads in on Craigslist (no I've tried FB even with a biz page and it's awful). I have an ad in at Zumper (boosted). I'm getting maybe one inquiry a day and they are all recycled DQs. I send out a prequal anyway but there situation amazingly never improves. Most don't even bother to fill out my prequal sheet. It is probably apparent to them via the prequal that I won't be renting out to nuisance/problematic tenants.

Unit is a very large 2100 sq ft gut rehabbed SFH with reasonable rent for the area.

I have not yet run a Zillow ad for this place although I expect to.


Winter Movers (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 9:27 AM


Winter Movers (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 9:29 AM

In my area there are facebook groups just for matching landlords and tenants,they might be worth trying --74.77.xx.xx

Winter Movers (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 10:54 AM

This time of year, you have to slog through the trash. I've always been able to get good tenants during holiday season, but it is a lot of work to find them.

Winter Movers (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 11:40 AM

Ken, I'm giving the town FB site one more try. When I did my biz site, it kept getting bot-flagged with "violating community standards" which there was nothing in the ad that did so. Ad was extremely vague (in order to keep applicants from knowing what to lie about).

Of course the recycled DQs keep calling/texting...

Winter Movers (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 11:45 AM

Typical for this time of year. I don't expect to have mine rented until Feb but I may get lucky. Ken, my local FB group is full of folks I'd never rent to, so I don't bother with it. I figure they'll find my FB ad.

Winter Movers (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 1:18 PM

That's a bigger place. Need a niche tenant maybe. One with lots of kids?

I got lucky with my only Zillow ad. Worked as perfectly as I could have wanted. She is living there and he will move in in December when he graduates from college out of state. (Yes I met him)

Haven't had to deal with winter movers since all the tenant problems multiplied.

Best of luck to you.

Winter Movers (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2023 6:24 PM

I just had a tenant move out on me mid-November. All my leases terminate in the summer, but she wanted to move in with her mother to care for her. All the more reason for a solid lease! Mine has an early termination clause and states that rent is for full months only. She doesn't think she has to pay any of that because she's her mother's only daughter and no way is she going to make her mother leave her home, yada yada yada).

If I find a replacement, I will write the first year as a nine-month lease, so if it doesn't work out they'll be moving in September. Yep, pool is pretty dismal right now.

Winter Movers (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 7:23 AM

Zero, Im hoping for maybe younger responsible adults that want to room together or a nice family that works at the local school district or hospital...hopefully with older kids. Nobody parents their kids anymore or says the word no.

The last time I rented with younger kids every mini blind was broken in a month. This time I put in the more sturdy faux wood blinds. Found them at a big discount at Ollie's.

Winter Movers (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 7:34 AM

Another reason I don't do window coverings.

Pets and animals.

Well they can be the same.

Winter Movers (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 12:43 PM

You should try to advertise on every available platform and you should create your own platform.

Every housing search by an out of towner starts with a google search . By maintaining your own website and regularly posting y ou tube videos, you will be seen by the right people.

The dregs of the local renter pool scours the platforms constantly, the good prospects donít yet know what the name of the most used fb marketplace group for rentals in your area.

Good tenants have to move in the winter. Look for the ones who are looking for you.

Winter Movers (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2023 5:48 AM

At one level I absolutely agree with you. Vacancies this time of year are tougher to fill with qualified applicants. The lake effect snow here makes for the affordable prices for the other nine months of the year (although sometime I think winter is nine months long).

When I find myself with a vacancy during an off season, I ask myself how I need to change my management practices to match the market place that I elected to work in. Most of the time - the issue drops down on to my lap ....not the tenants.

That is sometimes a tough pill to swallow.

So maybe it is marketing, perhaps it is screening, or even retention of the correct residents. For me this past month, it was expanding during off season. Please have hope, I have a move in today and another who wants to move in a week ahead on Friday.

Even with plenty of pre-screening, you will have to go through more than your fair share of folks that are not qualified.

Winter Movers (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 11:39 AM

Craigslist is a dumpster fire for me every time. I have been using Rentlinx. They put it out to just about every rental site you can think of. --68.191.xx.xx

Winter Movers (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 2:51 PM

I have found quality tenants just donít move over the holidays. There are exceptions but they are rare. The mistake I made a few years ago was not accepting a short term rental due to a house fire and trying to get a full year tenant.

Winter Movers (by Nell [CA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2023 10:10 AM

This is definitely not a good time to rent because the better tenants wait until Spring. I asked a "complainer" to leave for refusing to have renter's liability insurance and add me as addt'l insured. A good tenant, paid timely no real issues. They vacated the end of November. I'm prepared to winterize and wait. I can see on Zillow that my add is very active with over 300 views and 10 saves in a month. I'll wait. I'd rather have no tenant than a bad tenant. I will also try rentlink, thx.

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