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Top Eight Rental Websites by Traffic
These are the top 8 rental websites by traffic:
Top Social Media Sites for Rentals
Right now, Facebook Marketplace is the best social media site to advertise your rentals.
The traffic is not as qualified as potential rentals coming from Zillow and the rest of the top websites.
If you don’t mind paying a procurement (leasing fee) to a real estate agent, listing in the Multiple Listing Service is a great option because it gets your rental in all of the websites listed above plus it’s completely hands-off way to find a tenant. The agents answer the phones and show the property.
The benefit of being listed in the MLS is that your rental goes out to thousands of agents, who have a financial incentive to find you a tenant. Usually, the procurement fee is equal to one month rent, 30-50% of that goes to any cooperating agent who brings a tenant.
Another reason we like listing in MLS is the quality of the applicants we get. Real estate agents work with a lot of people who are relocating and need to rent.
Craigslist works for some areas but in others is just useless and spammy. We have used it with success in Virginia for example but not in Florida.
Websites for Military Housing
If your rental is close to a military base consider listing in these two websites.
Other Rental Websites
- Oodle.com – Oodle is a marketplace, rentals are just part of what they offer
- Doorsteps – doorsteps is Realtor.com property. If you list in Cozy.co, it will syndicate your listing to Realtor.com and
- Rentlinx – This website posts to 88 sites and many landlords love it. I should say used to love it before it became paid. Currently, $19 per month for 10 units.
Short-Term Rental Websites
- Go Section 8 – For investors who accept the Housing Choice Vouchers Program (often referred to as “Section 8”)