How to: Improve Online Rental Ads to Attract More Renters

So you want to know how to attract great renters quickly with your online ads? You’ve come to the right place.

rental ads that attract great renters

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The millennial generation is the generation that rents, especially in the most competitive markets. There are many articles out there explaining why, the gist of it is that we’re not ready to settle down until much later in life. So, whether you like it or not, you need to know how to target us and I’ll show you how.

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[Case Study] How we saved our client $3750 in Q4

RenterResume saves Nomadic Real Estate $3,750 in the first fiscal quarter

Nomadic Real Estate, a full service property management company servicing Washington, D.C, has developed a strong reputation in the market by providing its clients industry-leading technology, service and support. The Nomadic team approached RenterResume looking to save time with their tenant screening and selection process. They wanted to set themselves apart from their competition by offering cutting-edge technological solutions for their clients.

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How to win over potential landlords

With an ever-competitive rental market, setting yourself apart from the competition is no easy task. Here’s how using renter introductions can help set you apart from others renters.

a sample rental resume

When renting an apartment, it’s always the same song and dance…submit your application and let your credit report speak for you. After talking with countless renters, we know that you need a voice too! Introductions by RenterResume will give you the tools to stand out from the crowd, when used wisely!

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The key to elite organizations: teamwork

There are few things that can unite humans around the world like sports.  The World Cup, Super Bowl, and Olympics are some of mankind’s most celebrated and watched events. This isn’t a new phenomenon, and one only needs to look at the history of the Olympics for evidence.

The reasons that we unite behind sports are copious, but I’ll focus on my favorite: teamwork.




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4 tips to keep your tenants happy during the holidays


the happy landlordTis’ the season for tenant retention!

Show your tenants how much you appreciate them this holiday season by doing a little something extra. Maintaining a positive relationship with your tenants is a great way to create loyalty and increase tenant retention. Keeping good tenants long-term is the best value you can have for your rentals. So, what can you do to spread a little joy this year?

Follow these tips for simple ways to show your appreciation!



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My Interview With A Forbes Author: The Future Of Rental Housing Prices

Implications of a disastrous monetary policy.  (Part 2 of 2)

In my last post, I explored how rent prices could be affected by the latest Federal Reserve announcements. Judging by the amount of positive feedback I received via Facebook and email, I really hit a nerve!

While rent prices probably won’t increase drastically in the near term (1-2 years), they could be significantly affected within 5 years. Many different factors could spur this including: Increased credit standards for mortgages, decreased demand for buying a home, and inflation.

The truth is, there is no predictable or easy answer to how rent prices will fluctuate in the coming years. An economist is better suited to give answers on this complex subject.

Since I don’t have an Economics degree or Wharton MBA, I interviewed someone who does! Mr. Richard Finger is also a regular Forbes contributor and his work, in its entirety can be found here:

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How Would Your Life Change If Rent Prices Doubled Next Year?

Implications of a disastrous monetary policy.  (Part 1 of 2)

How would your life change if rent prices doubled next year?

Foreclosure street

The Federal Reserve (The Fed) makes monetary decisions that affect all of us by way of our purchasing power, and there is no escaping it. Any smart investor tries to predict future market trends to get an edge on the rest of the herd. Herein, I will help you do just that within the rental housing industry. Whether you’re a landlord or you rent your house, you will be affected!

If you’re a landlord, you’re in the business of making money. If you’re a renter, you probably want to save money to buy a house. If you don’t care about extra money, maybe you’ve found the wrong blog?

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4 key factors to consider when screening tenants

Allow me to paint you a picture: It’s a hot summer afternoon and you have just shown up at your rental property to complete a final inspection after your last renter moved out. As you are walking up, you notice they have left some trash behind.

This is a little concerning but they paid the rent on-time every month, so no issues are to be anticipated right? Guess again! Upon entering the home, the stench is almost unbearable! As you turn the corner you have just been greeted by a sink full of roaches and a scene of absolute filth.

What is one to do?

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Stand above 95% of all other renters to get any apartment you want!

Life can be unfair, and sometimes the lesser man (or woman) wins. But not today.


Follow this proven plan to separate yourself from the other 95% of all renters (your competition)!

How can I stand above the competition you might ask? Hint: while your competition only turns in the completed paper application, you do something radically different.

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