How to Set the Best Home Rental Price – Tips and Tricks from an Pittsburg Property Manager

March 21, 2022
Rental Pricing and Vacancy - How to Set the Best Home Rental Price – Tips and Tricks

Today we’re talking about how to determine a fair price for your rental property. One disclaimer: renting to just anyone is not a good idea. Even if someone promises you more than what you were going to rent it for, or they want to pre-pay their rent 12 months in advance, you still want to make sure you have a quality tenant. No prepaid rent or higher amount is worth having a property that’s damaged. Evicting tenants will be time consuming and expensive, so regardless of the price you attach to the home, make sure you do your tenant screening and get a high quality tenant in your home.

Pricing and Vacancy

Rental Pricing and Vacancy - How to Set the Best Home Rental Price – Tips and Tricks

If you have watched our other videos, you know that not properly screening tenants is one of the biggest mistake housing providers make. Complete your due diligence and run a detailed credit and background check. More importantly, make sure you use the same process for every single applicant. If you don’t do that, you’ll find yourself in hot water.

Pricing Data

Instead of putting any price that you’re hoping to get on your property, you want to collect data to determine the proper price and get it rented quickly. This is where it’s an advantage to work with a professional property manager. We have real data at our disposal to determine the right price.
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Our rental portfolio of the properties we manage will tell us what homes in your area are renting for. That sampling will give you a gauge for what the market will pay. You can find out what the average price is for a two bedroom, three bedroom, a townhouse, a condo or even a large estate. A property manager has access to information that will demonstrate how to price your home.
As an independent housing provider, you may not have access to that information. You can go to larger real estate websites that provide value estimates. Those are close, but not entirely accurate. Remember that even a $25 or $50 dollar difference will change how quickly you get the home rented.

If you have any questions, or you need help pricing your own rental property, please contact us at Wolfgang Property Management, and we’d be glad to offer assistance.

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