Thinking of renting your home? Where do you start?
First, get the house in shape, including interior and exterior painting and patching, carpet cleaning, appliance tune-up, ensuring adequate insulation, and fixing what needs fixing.
A property management company can research prices in your area, and general information can also be found online. You can also search our website at www.FindHomesInCoastalNC.com to find similar properties for lease in your area and to understand the market.
It’s not essential to hire a property manager, but it can make life easier, especially if you move out of the area. Interview at least three companies. Ask about accreditation, customer service, references, tenant screening, experience, vacancy rates, maintenance, monthly reporting, handling evictions, insurance, fee structure, and inspection of the property.