How long will it take to rent my house out?

| April 18, 2012 More

Happy renters riding bikesWaiting to fill a vacant rental can be a stressful time for a new landlord. Every day that your house sits empty is a day of lost rent…and those days and dollars can add up quickly. Still, it’s important to remember that vacancies are a normal part of owning rental property—and to of the have reasonable expectations about the length of time it will take to go from posting your “For Rent” sign to getting your rental house leased.

Depending on the specifics of your property and its location, property management companies can generally rent a house within 30-60 days. For DIY landlords, it’s not unusual for it to take up to twice that long to fill a vacant rental house. Regardless of which route you choose, here are some factors that will affect how long it will take to rent your house:

Want to know more about how long it will likely take to rent your specific property? Consult with a property manager in your area.

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