5 Web/App Tools for a landlord to have

Either you are a tenant or a landlord, you will find the following tools are so easy to use that helps you make the real estate decision or make the transaction easier.  Give a shoot. You will love it!

Rentometer ( www.rentometer.com ):

As a landlord, I use Rentometer to find the reasonable rent in the neighborhood that I plan to rent out the house/condo. All you need to do is input the address, rent and the number of the rooms. Rentometer will show up the historic rent history on an interactive map. Also it offers the rental listing page where I find it’s attracting more landlords to post a listing.

I find out this website is user friendly. No advertisement will pop out and the speed is fast. It also helps me research if a potential real estate property is good to invest as a rental property. The only disadvantage I see is that it’s mostly focus on residential.

SignNow (www.signnow.com)

Again, this is the website you must have an account if you are running any business/side job that needs to sign/fill any document.  You can upload your rental contract, fill out the property information. You sign on the contract and you can email or invite the tenant to sign on the contract online. SignNow is so convenient. You can download from iPad/Android or even you just need to login to the website and use the mouse as the pen to sign your signature. Love this product!

Craigslist (www.craigslist.com)

For sure, in the rental market, the landlord needs go Craigslist to post the property for rent. Few tips below will definitely drives the potential tenants’ interests:

1. Describe the number of rooms/rent clearly. And on the post title, you can abbreviate 3b2b for 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Many tenants search properties by this abbreviation

2. Make sure you post pictures. Usually 4-6 pictures to show the inside and outer neighborhood will be great

3. Make the approximate address available. Craigslist will display the map that helps tenants decide if this is the proper location

Nolo (www.nolo.com)

If you need some legal forms or before looking for legal advise, try to go Nolo website at http://www.nolo.com. Nolo has a very good legal books/forms that help landlord be a good landlord.

Zillow/Redfin/Trulia(www.zilow.comwww.redfin.com/ www.trulia.com)

I use these 3 websites to find nearby housing for rent or for sale. They also have forum that help you understand the real estate market. Three of them are all friendly to use. You can go to the website or download the app.

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