property managementHow do you publish real estate listings?

In the past ten years there have been dozens of tools released to help you publish real estate listings. While it is still a good idea to hire a realtor to publish those listings on your behalf, there are numerous other sites now that help both professional listings, property management listings, and FSBO listings.

One of the most popular listing sites for real estate is zillow.com. Zillow recently purchased trulia.com and postlets.com as well, so you now have a one stop shop for some of the most popular listing websites.

Craigslist is also a favorite for job postings for property managers and free rental listings. I see a lot of homes for sale on Craigslist now too.

When you do create a listing, keep these important tips in mind.

  1. Use a lot of pictures! People love reviews and they love pictures. Be honest and post the good and the bad as there is nothing worse than taking the time to visit a property and find out there were hidden problems.
  2. If you are listing a property for rent, be sure to specify that you will be checking their background. This keeps people with horrible criminal records from applying to your propeties in the first place.
  3. Make it easy to contact you. These days, the renting generation loves to text and email. Be accessible by phone, text, and email during normal business hours and the early evening.