Are you trying to find a tenant for your rental property? Don’t want to pay the big bucks to advertise in the paper? Are you looking for ways to advertise your rent house for free? There are many ways to advertise rental property at virtually no cost to you. Here are some ideas to try.
Where to Advertise Rental Property for Free Tip #1: Post it on your Facebook.
If you are on Facebook, and have several Facebook friends in the area, it’s a great idea to post it on your Facebook status. One idea is to write, “Anyone know of someone looking for a rent house? My rental property is available!” or “Looking for a place to rent? Our rental house is available. It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath and in a quite neighborhood.” You’d be surprised and how you might find someone this way. Someone might know a friend of a friend looking for a place to rent.
Where to Advertise Rental Property for Free Tip #2: Advertise on Craigslist.
Another free way to advertise is to place a Craiglist listing. Many people searching for rental property do search Craigslist, especially in big cities. They have separate sections for apartments, vacation rentals, etc. It is easy to join Craigslist and it can work. Check it out here to join and post.
Where to Advertise Rental Property for Free #3: Post fliers around.
Okay, so this one isn’t completely free (as you must pay for the fliers), but it’s pretty close. Print out a few fliers from your computer (or visit the library if you don’t have one) and post them on public bulletin boards. Many grocery stores have bulletin boards for anyone to post on. You might also try coffee shops, bookstores and libraries. If you live near a college campus, you are sure to find numerous bulletin boards around campus to post on.
Where to Advertise Rental Property for Free #4: Put up a “For Rent” sign in the front yard.
This one is very obvious, but the article wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include it. It’s not completely free, as you will need to purchase a “For Rent” sign. If you can’t find one, you can buy one online at eBay or other sites. Many property owners will get calls shortly after placing a sign up.
Where to Advertise Rental Property for Free #5: Word of Mouth
Word-of-Mouth is often the most effective advertising method. Tell your coworker, friends and church, neighbors, whoever that you have a rental property available. They might know someone who is looking for a place to stay and will let them know.
These are just five ways to advertise rental property for free. If none of these methods works, it might be time to advertise in the paper or an apartment magazine. It also might be helpful to ask for advice on message boards for landlords and tenants. Good luck!