You can get the tenant yourself as the out-of-state people have pointed out, or you can ask your Realtor to list the property for rent.
Craig's List does produce calls and emails, and some of them are even from potential tenants. I get a lot of spam from posting on the website, and a lot of "negotiators" trying to undercut the advertised price severely or offer other services. The low end of the rental market does use it more effectively than the mid- to high-end rentals.
Management (collection of rents, maintenance of the property, evictions and other dealings with the tenant) usually are 10% or less, depending on the location and condition of the property. This is distinct and separate from acquiring a tenant.
Finding a tenant (advertising, showing, taking applications, verifying tenant information and background, and contracting) is a separate thing from management and usually runs between one half and a whole month's rent, depending on circumstances.
Both of these are negotiable and the typical fees are not a suggestion to you, but an observation of typical practices in the D/FW market.
Check out different Realtors and see who offers either of these services. Sometimes you can tell by their websites. Use craigslist with care.
As a landlord you can submit your rental property on Trulia. The process is easy and the listing will be live on Trulia in 24 hours so you can start generating more exposure for the home quickly.
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Craig's List is good too. I would advise not placing photos on the inside if vacant. There are alot of scammers out there that we encountered somehow they reposted with old pictures and were trying to get deposit money. They showed up to show the place (our place) and our tenants in the home called to ask what was going on.If you get calls from Craigs list have them drive by first when they first call you. Bring someone with you when you show the home. When you have rented the place be sure to delete your Craig's list ad.
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You should have an application for them to fill out and make sure you pay for a credit report and do a background check on EVERYONE. It's well worth the investment.
Office Max/Depot will have standard rental agreements you can purchase. READ THEM. There's a lot in there and its your responsibility to know it inside and out. You can make through contract items...just make sure both parties intial and date the change to acknowledge accceptance.
And don't foget to establish a relationship with a handyman you can count on when and if those tenant calls come in.
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