How to Advertise Your House for Rent

Renting a house can be a daunting task, but there are simple steps you can take to ensure it it advertised and positioned for the market appropriately including posting it online and calling your newspaper.

Step 1

Take a lot of pictures of the house from outdoors and different rooms inside. People would like to feel and see how your house looks before they actually come take a look. If you need to rent out your house fast, you'll need to advertise it with pictures.

Step 2

You can advertise it on the for free or pay small fee at You need to write a good ad copy to get people interested in looking at the place. You should mention the closest highway or main street and how far from the point of interest, such as shopping mall.

Step 3

Also mention recent updates you did to the house, such as new appliances, fresh paint and new carpet. Mention what is included in the monthly rent; for example if you rent out a condo unit and the monthly rent include utilities or cable, you should mention it in your advertising. If the rent doesn't come with utilities, you don't have to mention anything in your ads. Most renters understand they have to pay their own utilities.

Step 4

Be sure you follow the fair housing laws when you advertise your house and never discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and handicap.

Step 5

Mention how much would you like to rent out your house, how many bedrooms and bathrooms are in the house and any extra rooms in the house, such as a sun room or basement.

Step 6

You can also create brochures to advertise your house and put them on community boards. If you're willing to pay some advertising fee, then you can use local newspaper or community magazine to advertise your rental house, as well.