Hi All! Long story short I need advice on renting out a property I now own, but cannot live in. It’s a nice enough place that would be a good home for someone and maybe also something I could use further down the line.
Now I need to try to rent it out successfully in order to keep covering the mortgage payments but I am struggling because I don’t have a background in anything relevant and I also have a full-time job and other responsibilities that take a lot of my time.
Basically if anyone has any tips on where to find renters? How to be a not shitty landlord? I would love to hear it!
I am also really stuck with figuring out logistics the there affordable/free platforms that people would recommend for creating a leasing application (in the US) or how would we collect rent money electronically? Do people use Venmo or is there something better other than checks every month? What are legit ways to do a credit or background check? Where should we be posting the place? I’ve got Zillow and was thinking maybe Craigslist? Is hotpads free or worthwhile? I’m not on Facebook but any other good places to consider?