BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Runmyhouse Services Inc. launches the first self-managed property rental marketplace at http://www.runmyhouse.com. It makes it a bit easier, or for some, a lot easier, to rent out their place; whether it's a vacation home or just a spare basement suite. What makes them unique is that along with providing the capability of accepting credit card payments for each listed property, they also provide screening assistance for potential tenants.
Although owning a rental property can be very profitable, 9 out of 10 property owners who have rented out anything can tell you some gruesome stories about their renting process. Consider this: After a long haul of renovations, your basement is finally ready to be rented. It's now time to worry about how to get tenants. Would you place ads in a newspaper, or go online? How much should you expose to the public, while being at risk of prying eyes? After toil, you find a tenant! Great. Now, about that rental contract ... should it be a one-year lease or a month-by-month deal? Go with a lease, since at least one year's rent is guaranteed. But, wait a minute, what if the renter is literally from hell? Quite a few movies have portrayed how chilly it could really get. A renter, under contract, is protected by law, and cannot be evicted so easily. Fine - how about monthly renting then? Well, you better be sure that you have enough sources to find tenants on a short notice! Of course, not all tenants are difficult, but when all the dust settles, there comes a new slew of maintenance worries: flooded wash-rooms, utility issues, not enough hot water... now you have to find a plumber in the middle of night! All-in-all, there's a lot to consider in the renting process.
Runmyhouse's service is designed to help homeowners or B&B owners, with an efficient booking process. It also allows them to connect to a broader audience of Internet customers. A guest or potential tenant may contact a home owner directly, or through the website. By using the web service, the tenant or guest is offered the additional option of paying rent or booking a vacation home with their credit card. Online booking is processed in real time. No waiting period and no registration is required, just like in a commercial booking process.
An onsite review system allows past guests and tenants to provide feedback for each listed property. At the same time, property owners have their piece of mind through Runmyhouse's tenant screening assistant service.
As well, Runmyhouse provides free information about house maintenance, home renovation and remodeling projects. "We are a community that shares information about house maintenance, renovation and managing rental spaces."
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SOURCE Runmyhouse Services Inc.