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Advertisements (by Alex [GA]) Nov 23, 2023 6:17 PM
       Advertisements (by Vee [OH]) Nov 23, 2023 8:05 PM
       Advertisements (by plenty [MO]) Nov 23, 2023 8:35 PM
       Advertisements (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 23, 2023 9:27 PM
       Advertisements (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 23, 2023 9:48 PM
       Advertisements (by zero [IN]) Nov 24, 2023 9:20 AM
       Advertisements (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 24, 2023 2:19 PM
       Advertisements (by zero [IN]) Nov 24, 2023 3:38 PM
       Advertisements (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 25, 2023 12:10 AM
       Advertisements (by Sean [OR]) Nov 25, 2023 12:38 AM
       Advertisements (by Scott [IN]) Nov 25, 2023 8:53 AM
       Advertisements (by Scott [IN]) Nov 25, 2023 9:34 AM
       Advertisements (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 25, 2023 7:31 PM
       Advertisements (by zero [IN]) Nov 26, 2023 11:45 AM

Advertisements (by Alex [GA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 6:17 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Quick questions on Rental Ads,

1. Where do you advertise to get a tenant? So far, I have been advertising in CraigsList and Zillow.

2. Is there any other platform that you can recommend?

3. How about your views of FaceBook MarketPlace?

4. Where do you find single guys to rent rooms for a Rooming House?


Advertisements (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 8:05 PM

You just have to screen well - 3 times is the normal these days to get the chafe off and find actual qualified financially able bodies, once you have an established place like airline workers or hospital staff, then it seems to go smoother using word of mouth, you will collect a lot of app fees from craiglist lurkers, make sure you have letter of denial prepared in advance.

Advertisements (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 8:35 PM

I'm also using

Advertisements (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 9:27 PM

You may try TurboTenant

Advertisements (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 9:48 PM

That varies around the country. I use FB marketplace here, it's the standard. When I get onto Craigslist, Zillow, trulia, Zumper, and they have very few listings compared to the number of FB marketplace although has been gaining some momentum the last few months. They are advertising heavily locally.

Get onto each platform to see which has the most. I also like to see the posting dates because some platforms have very old listings skewing the number. Once you do a little investigation it will likely become clear which one(s) are the most used local platform.

Advertisements (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2023 9:20 AM

FB sucks in my area. Mostly people complaining or asking for one more chance.

I have been very fortunate that two utility companies have a landlord list they give out to prospective people. Now this has become the FB drama for me.

Never did anything else except put signs with arrows up. Lately I have noticed I was getting the same people asking for housing that didn't make it the time before.

Friend of mine from here asked why I was wanting to get applications from people that were driving by, hoping to get their deadbeat adult child out of their basement?

So after reading some info on here about sites I decided to try Zillow. First hit I got was from a couple guys that admitted they couldn't get housing.

But then I did get a hit from someone who sounded good. Turns out she was a good fit. She is in the place now.

Funny that everyone said the first five would be crap. That's about what I got, but I am happy enough with using Zillow for free.

Advertisements (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2023 2:19 PM

Beware of They make you disclose the actual street address which causes at the very least scamming. Happened to me.

In lower than B class hoods, no "for rent sign" in the window (there is a bldg near mine with a PERMANENT for rent sign and you can see the dregs hanging out in front of a wide open commonway there)

Don't believe in disclosing the actual address. You're asking for squatters, break ins and scammers.

Advertisements (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2023 3:38 PM

Interesting part about the ease of scams.

In my Zillow ad I put the actual address. No pics of the outside. Didn't matter since I put signs up out of habit.

Can you put an ad on Zillow with no addy?

Advertisements (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2023 12:10 AM


Advertise every place you can find. Your app should ask “How did you hear about us?” to track results from each source.

I will add that yard signs work. Many of our apps come from hard signs.

We do not put a phone number on signs, only our website which has photos and info, and an online app.


Advertisements (by Sean [OR]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2023 12:38 AM

FB and word of mouth. I haven’t put a sign in the window for years.

Advertisements (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2023 8:53 AM

Zero, Zillow requires an address.

Advertisements (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2023 9:34 AM

Since scammers already have the address from Zillow, I don't see much additional risk from using a yard sign. Those have been 2 of my best sources for applicants, so I have to accept it.

Of course, there has to be a scam warning in the window that all transactions (showings, keys, lease, money) happen person-to-person only. Owner or agent will show photo ID. You can put that in the ad as well.

Advertisements (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2023 7:31 PM

If you have a couple dozen units or more, I would recommend using Rentlinx dot com

Advertisements (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 11:45 AM

Well since you have to put the address in Zillow I see no reason not to have the signs as well.

Just this week I started a website of sorts. I will just put that on the new signs I guess to make it look better. Maybe I should have link and phone tho, even though the phone goes to VM?

I like the window warning about potential scams. Guess I also need to watermark the pics.

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