Buying a two-family? Here’s How to Find Perfect Tenants


The perfect tenants are out there!

If you are looking to buy a two-family home so you can rent out part of your home, you’ll want to consider a few things when choosing a tenant.  They pay their rent on-time, take good care of the place, and even keep an eye on your property when you’re not home. How do you find these “perfect” tenants? Here’s 4 ways:





[tabs slidertype=”top tabs” fx=”slide”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]Phone First[/tabtext] [tabtext]Meet Them in Person[/tabtext] [tabtext]Review Applications[/tabtext] [tabtext]Check Credit[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]Talk to them over the phone first. Listen for good manners, desirability to rent your place, tone of voice, and answering the questions you ask upfront. Questions can range from how they heard about property, their budget, why they departed their previous living quarters, do they have pets, etc. [/tab] [tab]Meet the person at a showing. If a prospect sounds qualified over the phone, make sure you meet the person at a showing.[/tab] [tab]When choosing a tenant it’s not the time to “follow your heart.” Intuition and instinct will come in handy, but always make sure you carefully examine each application and answers to questions.[/tab] [tab]This is a MUST. Call their references, check their credit and ask for a copy of their license. In order to run a credit report, you need to use the services of a professional. [/tab] [/tabcontent] [/tabs]


Finding the perfect tenant takes some time and some thorough research. If you feel as this is a bit overwhelming, but you want to make sure you find the right match, use the services of a Charles Rutenberg Agent.

Charles Rutenberg Realty has agents that specialize in rentals and are experts on finding qualified tenants to rent a place in your home. Call us for a rental expert at 516-575-7500.




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Joe Moshe is the Broker/Owner of Charles Rutenberg Realty Long Island, offering 100% commission to Agents. With over 1000 agents, it's one of the fastest growing, most progressive real estate brokerages on Long Island.
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