The rental market is extremely strong. Prices are high as ever and inventory is extremely low, which makes a great scenario for landlords/investors. Fort Lauderale was listed as 1 of the top 10 investor markets in the nation.
Great time to invest and rent out properties here, and also Miami.
Prudential Florida Realty
Are you advertising to renters or to local real estate agents?
The best way to reach renters can be determined by the price. I find that many lower priced properties do well on craigslist and a slightly higher priced rentals do well on zillow & Tulia, hotpads, Just rentals...
There is a free service called Postlets.com that will syndicate your ad to all the top sights then generate you an html code so you can post a very nice ad to craigslist. The best place to market rentals is "everywhere" so you can reach a larger data-base of clientele.
HD quality pictures helps a ton when advertising online and plenty of pictures of the inside areas and community area such as pools. Also a billboard in the community center is good. Flyers in the current residents mailbox helps a lot because in general renters always try to convince their friends and family to move into their communities.
Social Media too--If you have lots of friends online like myself adding the poropeties to a social media sight may help.
If you would like to put together a pamphlet including commission rates it may be beneficial to drop it off at local real estate offices and introduce yourself. I am always happy to take a look at your rentals. If you would like to list your rentals with an agent such as myself I can include all the marketing for free and do it for you. If you are cooperating with agents it would cost you the same rentals fees to list your place and get faster results. I hope Ive been able to provide with some good ideas.
With so many scams going around, you want to work with an agent you trust.
DO NOT wire money to a anyone claiming to own a property, if you have not previously actually met the person. Many scams ask for the first 3 months be sent by money order to a P.O. BOX in another country.
Ask your agent to see if there are any foreclosure proceedings against the person whose property you plan to rent. You can then periodically check on any actions against the owner by check the county clerks website for your county.
Renter (buyer) beware.
Hi Justin: Wow! A totally realistic list of wants & desires! There are some great communities on the east side of Ft. Lauderdale that have everything that you are looking for, including warm and sunny winter days! If you would like to give me a call I will be happy to tell you about what's going on here in Ft. Lauderdale. I will be able to send you some great homes to take a look at and when you are ready to come down I can set up the showing appointments. I am a full time top producing agent right here in on the east side of Ft. Lauderdale and have lived here for almost 30 years, so I know the area well. Please feel free to give me a call anytime.
Atlantic Properties International
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Make a PLAN: say, a savings account with $100 a month.
Give up Pizza, Movies and CD's; the house is more important!
Don't make any major purchases.
Get your Credit in order.
In 2 years, or less, you could qualify.... more
Yes. When you have at least 25 percent equity in your property is possible. Some mortgage broker they built the closing cost into the new loan amount and the borrower will not have to come out with that money at front.
I do not know if it is a license you need rather than a valid reason such as working fo rthe buyer and then get the permission of the listing agent to enter. If you are looking to complete estimates in the hope a seller hires you, you may be out of luck.... more