Jenifer Kynor, Tenant Screening, Landlording, Marketing (TurboTenant)

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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Disadvantages: break ins, squatters set up house; teens have a party

Advantages: more phone inquiries; it's cheap advertising 

Mar 12, 2018 03:38 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It depends on what works in your area.

Mar 12, 2018 05:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I use them part of the time, mixed feelings on them since I get a lot of calls from very unqualified tenants on these.

Mar 12, 2018 04:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've seen "for rent" signs....not everyone is online.... for rent signs are useful in a high traffic area.....

Mar 12, 2018 03:53 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The same advantages as a "For Sale" sign on a home for sale.  People who drive by see it and call.  I've gotten a lot of sign calls over the years and rented some houses out that way too.  Plus, the couple times I had a rental listing "borrowed" by a craigslist scammer, people drove by the property and called me from the sign to alert me to the scam.

Mar 12, 2018 05:13 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

The advantage is, they don't cost much, provide local exposure and can make your phone ring. Disadvantage is making sure you don't end up with squaters or kids looking for a place to party. You might ask a neighbor to give you a call if they see any unusual activity going on. 

Mar 12, 2018 04:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Do what is best in your local area.

Mar 12, 2018 03:51 PM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Signs, whether for sale or for rent, still catch the eyes of people passing by.  Neighbors may not follow the rental sites often or even at all, but may know of a friend, coworker, or family member wanting to move closer or into that neighborhood. 

 

Disadvantage is criminal activity of course.  Criminals could watch the place to see if anyone is living there.  Next thing you know, all your copper pipes are missing.  One simple fix is to put simple light timers on cheap lamps near the windows.  Spend a little more on a digital timer.  Some have a random setting, so the lights go of an on randomly and not on a set schedule.

Mar 12, 2018 03:35 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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It would depend upon the area - I've never used them but, if in a good area, you'll likely get more calls. Good luck!

Mar 12, 2018 08:04 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

People still drive around to find houses for rent and putting a yard sign is part of an advertising campaign for the landlord.

Mar 12, 2018 06:09 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I do mine online. I don't want a sign at the house in case someone decides to knock on the door and bother the tenant or think it's empty and break in.

Mar 12, 2018 07:05 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

For Rent signs create excellent visibility

Mar 12, 2018 06:09 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Same pros and cons as having a For Sale sign on a listing.

Mar 12, 2018 06:07 PM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Potential rents would see the sign and call you. I find most renters that way.

Mar 12, 2018 05:55 PM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Signs work.  I have a couple of our mortgage loan signs on some properties that an investor is selling and get all kinds of calls from them.  

Mar 12, 2018 05:13 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

For rent signs also get your name out.  Just like yard signs get the phone to ring, for rent signs do as well.

Mar 12, 2018 05:00 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Couldn't tell you... I don't ever rent properties.

Mar 12, 2018 04:55 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Any marketing is good for you, especially signs that are the best for business.

Mar 12, 2018 11:15 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

As with all real estate, matters such as this are local.  What does the local tribe in your area do?  Signs? No Signs?  

Are you able to keep a close eye on the rental properties with signs? Depending on the area, there may be issues with squatters, break-ins, etc. 

Mar 12, 2018 06:26 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good question. I used them for years & they worked. Today, its a magnet for trouble (potential) & you said it..."online" works. Still subjective/optional

Mar 12, 2018 06:21 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do not work with property management, but reading comments.

Mar 15, 2018 07:41 AM
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Jenifer Kynor
TurboTenant - Fort Collins, CO
Tenant Screening, Landlording, Marketing

Thank you everrybody for your feedback and opinions. There are both advantages and disadvantages I am now aware of! 

Mar 14, 2018 08:50 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

It will vary but calls on RENT signs aren't as high as internet calls for the same.. in my experience Jenifer Kynor 

Mar 13, 2018 06:36 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jenifer Kynor I have to along with Caroline Gerardo .

Mar 13, 2018 11:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jennifer,

I agree with Caroline Gerardo .  A

Mar 13, 2018 09:16 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Mar 13, 2018 08:18 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I still use For Lease and For Sale signs. Your listing's neighbor may know your next tenant/buyer.

Mar 13, 2018 06:58 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No disadvantages that I know of.

Mar 13, 2018 06:58 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

To find a potential client? A lot of neighbors and people driving around may be interested...

Mar 13, 2018 06:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Caroline Gerardo nailed this one!

Mar 13, 2018 06:10 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The benefit is local people seeing a local rental and calling. I always put a disclosure inside taped to the window with my contact and beware of scams

Mar 13, 2018 05:35 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

too many calls to answer

Mar 13, 2018 05:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

They are still used in many places here in Chicago. Most units for rent do not use signs.

Mar 13, 2018 05:16 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We use quality signs.

Mar 13, 2018 04:58 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jenifer Kynor - never had one such rental where I can put the sign... lol!

Mar 12, 2018 10:49 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I have not put a sign for rent for several years. Often terribly prospects.

Do an open house the early bird gets the home.  Security and breakin is another issue.

Mar 12, 2018 09:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Many of our calls from For Rent signs so why wouldn't you want to use them?

Mar 12, 2018 08:12 PM