LIST YOUR RENTALS 4-6 WEEKS BEFORE AN EXPECTED VACANCY 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’ porridge, are “too cold”. Inversely, renters who needed to have a place yesterday are “too hot”, and are probably running from evictions or some other crisis that I’d rather not be a part of. Those renters that I find within 4-6 weeks from the potential move-in date are usually “just right”
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Danielle Purcell Team Laguna Real Estate Owner/Broker 01063725 949-874-1187