It’s not that easy to locate tenants for many Westside Vancouver rental houses. People paying $5,000 to $10,000 a month for rent don’t grow on trees. Owners of such luxury homes attempting to find suitable renters on their own usually place an advertisement on Craigslist and simply wait to see if anyone responds. The problem with this is that you generally will not receive many serious inquiries. An owner renting a basement suite for $1,000 a month or a one bedroom Yaletown rental apartment might have better success but a AAA tenant is usually not willing to shell out $10,000 to a stranger from Craigslist. While Craigslist is a resource also used by many of the major Westside Vancouver property management companies, renters simply feel more secure dealing with a company when they find a property through this medium. There are many scams on the major online classified websites so at least dealing with a respected company tenants know they are not going to be losing their damage deposit and first months rent.
Another point that an owner of a Westside Vancouver house for rent sometimes misses is, Vancouver property managers might be advertising 10 similar properties. If a prospective tenant doesn’t like a different property its easy enough to show them your house! Most rental companies also have existing relationships with realtors and relocation companies who often have great tenant referrals. Spending money on Google and pay per click generates renter leads and having a large database of past clients and tenants attracts AAA renters as well. The point is, Shaughnessy rental houses, Point Grey rental houses and any luxury Westside Vancouver home for rent needs a multi-pronged strategy to attract sufficient interest to keep vacancies at a minimum. An ad on Craigslist is simply not enough.