by Lucas Hall
In my opinion, the best time to look for new tenants is 4-6 weeks prior to the expected vacancy. Not only will you likely avoid having an empty unit, but I also believe that the renters who are searching for housing 4-6 weeks prior to their desired move date, make the best tenants.
I’ve noticed a correlation between finding tenants, and the “Goldilocks principle“. There are certainly extremes between renters, but the best ones are somewhere in the middle. Those renters who are too extreme in their housing search are usually the worst tenants.
For example, renters who are attending showings three months prior to their move date won’t be willing to sign a lease so early, and like Goldilocks’…