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Avoiding Vacant Pleasanton Rental Properties with Proper Signage

vacant pleasanton rental propertiesVacant Pleasanton rental properties can be very costly for a property investor. A vacancy could cost as much as a year’s profit if it lasts more than two weeks, and even more if there are mortgage payments that need to be made for the property. You can shorten the time frame between finding your property to the signing of the lease by using a good signage. Doing so would help you find residents that are qualified to occupy your vacant rental properties.

Signages are an easy way to attract residents to rent from your property. However, it must be a well-executed signage. That’s because when a signage is well done and installed, prospects who see the “For Rent” sign will be interested to learn more. But if it’s not well executed, such as being difficult to locate, hard to read, or is not aesthetically pleasing, then the prospect would be repulsed rather than interested. They wouldn’t want to sign a lease with you. Therefore, the more you do to make the process of finding your property and finding the information needed easy, the shorter the time there will be for vacant Pleasanton rental properties.


A professional “For Rent” sign will attract residents to rent from your property. It must be clean, minimalist, and be well designed. The text “For Rent” must be legible. Do not merely pick up a piece of plywood or cardboard, as some owners do, and scribble down in sloppy handwriting your phone number then prop it up against your mailbox. This will get the opposite effect. Although this may be a bit better than a cardboard box, we still advise you not to buy a sign at a hardware store. These signs usually are designed to fit the “For Rent” text and nothing else. There will usually be no space to add any other information. In the end, this will still not attract residents to rent from your property. What you should do is hire a property management company that would use professionally made signs with a credible name and filtered information. These signs can help renters trust enough to pick up a phone or open a laptop and reach out for more information.


A sign’s purpose is to be seen by all and to communicate to them clearly. There shouldn’t be such a big hurdle to locate the sign or to figure out what it says. Some owners place their signs so far from the road that people could find it easily. And if they do, they couldn’t make out the words. This happens when you place the sign near the house or in a window. This can lead to a more extended duration of vacant Pleasanton rental properties. However, those with experience know to install the sign near the road where it’s most visible for prospective tenants. Make sure to place the sign in an area that’s clear; away from any plants, trees, or any clutter. When you have the sign up in the clear and clutter-free area, you may decorate it with something that would make it unique and distinct from traditional yard signs (e.g. balloons). This tip combines a good signage with a pleasing curb appeal. This is very effective in attracting residents to rent from your property.

List Important Details

A key element that helps an owner avoid vacant Pleasanton rental properties is to make sure residents know the main features of your property. You can do this by writing down the important details of your property on the sign. Details like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the amount of rent and whether utilities are already included with the rent. Also, place your contact information down. They need to know either your phone number or email address so that they can contact you. After writing down those details, see if there is still room in the sign design. If there is, include information about the area. Then put in information about any recent improvements and upgrades made to the property. List down anything that will make the property stand out above the rest. But if your sign is too crowded, then consider placing a flyer holder instead. You can put brochures in it that give out more details. The prospective residents would be able to just take one and bring it with them to read.

In Conclusion

As basic as the idea of a sign might be, it plays a huge role in attracting residents to rent. It gives them information about the property and helps them decide if they are interested in reaching out to you or not. As you continue to make the process easier and easier with proper signage of your property, your rental vacancy duration will shorten, and vacant Pleasanton rental properties will not bother you anymore.

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