Given all of the “events” of the past ten months – including the COVID-19 pandemic – it’s no surprise that many people are more than ready for the year 2020 to end. But if you’re the owner of rental properties that are sitting empty, you may be feeling a sense of urgency to get these vacancies filled before 2021 begins. The good news is that there are ways that you can attract good quality tenants – even during the holiday season.

One strategy is to offer a discount on the monthly rent for tenants who move in during the months of November or December. Many people are strapped for cash during the holiday season – and with the myriad of setbacks faced in 2020, a lower rent payment could be extremely enticing for anyone who is making a move.

You could also focus your property marketing on themes like “being home for the holidays.” With this in mind, offering a free turkey to new tenants – or even a free microwave – could set your property apart from the competition.

If you’re feeling a bit pressed for time with property maintenance, rent collection, and marketing for new renters – regardless of the time of year – you may want to consider bringing an experienced property management team on board.

At Central Florida Property Management, we offer a wide range of services to make your life easier. In addition to locating and screening tenants, responding to emergencies, and making sure that the rules of the lease are followed, we also provide you with direct deposit for rent checks and convenient online access to all of the information regarding your investment(s).

So, if you own residential rental real estate in Orlando and/or the Central Florida locale – even if you live many miles away – contact us for additional information.