Where can you find tenants in Tampa?
When you are looking to find tenants for your rental property in Tampa, you have got to be on the Internet. More than 80 percent of tenants will find their next rental home by looking on the Internet. It’s important to remember that the law of supply and demand will dictate how successfully you will be. The more broadly you advertise online, the faster your property will rent. You want to rent your property fast because vacancies are sources of income you will never get.
When it comes to advertising online, there are two platforms to consider; free sites and paid sites.
There are a couple of websites that are free to advertise on, and they work really well in Tampa. There is Craigslist, which you have probably already heard of. Placing an ad on Craigslist is free, so there is no reason not to. Another site that works very well is AHRN.com. This is a military relocation website that is widely used by service members at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. We have found some great tenants on this site, so make sure you put your property there when you are trying to rent it out in Tampa.
Premium Pay Websites
You also need to think beyond the free sites and advertise on pay sites. People often ask me why the pay sites are necessary and the answer is simple: they work. These websites are able to charge money because they get results. That’s why it is important to take advantage of the free sites, but also place your property on the paying sites too. Websites that work very well in Tampa are those such as Rentals.com, RentalHomesPlus, FloridaRentalAds, RentBits, HotPads, Zillow and Trulia. To choose which ones you advertise on, you have to consider the amount of rent you charge. For example, if your property is renting for $2,000 per month, you should probably consider advertising on all of them because you want to rent your property fast so the income begins flowing. If you have a property you are renting for $700 per month, you might want to choose two of those sites to advertise on, because you won’t be missing so much rental income if it takes a little while to rent out the home.
If you have questions about renting out your property and finding tenants in Tampa, Contact us or give us a call at (813) 875-7474.