When you’re on a budget, paying to post your vacancy on rental property listing sites can seem frivolous. Rather than purchasing listing packages or buying one-time posts, make sure you’re promoting your vacancy on these top free rental property listing sites first. With these, you’ll save your wallet from unnecessary spending.
Above every listing site there is, make sure you’re utilizing Zillow’s rental manager. Not only will you be able to create free rental listings (with spaces to enter property details, post rent price, and add photos), but your listing will be automatically posted with all of Zillow Group’s rental sites like Trulia and HotPads. Once an applicant is interested, no matter which site they found you on, you’ll be notified via email with their information.
Similarly to Zillow Rental Manager, creating a free listing on Apartments.com saves time by posting to ApartmentFinder.com and ApartmentHomeLiving.com. While their site mostly caters to apartment complexes, Apartments.com does have sections dedicated to renting homes, condos, and townhomes. With “over 208 million visits in 2015”, your chances of attracting applicants is pretty high.
While you might be discouraged by the mass amount of reposted rental listings and basic layout, sites like Craigslist and Oodle have their own unique value. Not only do these websites let you post for free, but they attract a lot of traffic. To make your rental vacancy a top contender on Craigslist, make sure to post frequently and to utilize their filter options.
Social Media & Facebook Marketplace
As always, your own social media channels are free game. Although Twitter and Facebook don’t specifically target applicants looking for a rental home, your social media channels cater to friends and followers that are in the local area. Who knows if they (or someone they know) might be looking for a new place to live? Although Facebook Marketplace hasn’t been released for very long, if you post your vacancy there as well, everyone within your area will be able to see it and contact you to apply.
While posting your vacancy can be time consuming, it’s vital when you want to attract a great quality resident. By utilizing these top free rental listing sites, you can save time and money while marketing your property. Don’t forget to login to your ApplyConnect account, to take advantage of your unique property links! This will allow your applicants to apply directly to your vacancy and share their credit, criminal and eviction report without having to send an invite.
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