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Online advertising for rental property


Postby TomEv » December 5th, 2018, 3:30 pm


I'm looking for an alternative to real estate agents. I want to cut my costs when it comes to advertising my properties. Do you know any reliable alternatives, that are also time efficient?


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Postby DaveE101 » December 5th, 2018, 5:26 pm


I've used Openrent the last few times with my property. Sometimes just relying on applicants from just their (free) website and sometimes paying £29 to be included on all the major portals (Rightmove, Zoopla, Gumtree etc).

Their system is very user friendly and makes it easy to track enquiries.

They also offer a referencing service for £20 per person.


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Postby richlist » December 18th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Local newspapers.
Local shop windows.
Company notice boards in large local firms.
Large sign in window of property.
Your own website.
Professional magazines/ websites.....medical, teaching, engineering etc.
Word of mouth.....offer finders fee.

You are only limited by your own imagination.

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Postby James » December 18th, 2018, 6:41 pm

Another recommendation for OpenRent. I had to beat off offers with a stick just using their free listing. Very well thought out website and service. Will use again the next time I need tenants.

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Postby Mike4 » December 22nd, 2018, 12:19 pm

Excellent looking site, many thanks for the recommendations. They have 68 properties listed in Reading so seem to have very good market penetration. I'm gonna try them next time I get one vacant too. Will report back what happens. Might be a long time though as most of my tenants seem to stick around for years nowadays!

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