Two weeks ago one of my investment properties needed a new tenant. As a REALTOR/Investor, in addition to using our wonderful MRIS, I use Craigslist to advertise my rental properties and can proudly boast a 100% success rate in finding new tenants.
Savvy as I’d like to think I am, my ad was not going to be a regular ad, oh no, I went onto Postlets and created a more dramatic flyer with numerous photos of the house rather than the standard four photos Craigslist permits.
April 26, 2011 will mark my official one -year anniversary of living in Metro DC. And after one year, it is once again time for me to sign a lease or look for a place to buy.
While both my roommate and I absolutely love our condo, David has started to consider the idea of purchasing his first home and I’ve realized that if I want to start saving for my first home, I needed to find a place closer to my realistic “housing budget.”
And so the search began…again.
The days of sitting down with the Sunday paper to browse for a new place to live are over. The Internet is now an extremely powerful tool to help people search for a new place to call home. Personally, I’ve found my last three apartments online. With everything right at my fingertips it’s easy to search and sort through hundreds of listings, view pictures, take virtual tours and contact someone for more information all within minutes.