Everyday, landlords are always putting their properties up for rent. The question is do you know where to look for all these listings? If you are equipped with the right knowledge, you can easily find a few properties that you can shortlist for viewing.

Let me share with you 3 channels that you should look into when you are looking to rent a property:

1.Your local newspaper. Grab a copy of your local newspaper as it is still the most popular channel for people to list their properties. Browse through the real estate classified listings and look out for potential properties that are up for rent. One disadvantage of this channel is that the listings might not be real time which will cause you to miss out on some opportunities.

2.Engage a real estate agent. This is one of the fastest ways to find a property to rent. A real estate agent is a professional who knows the real estate market very well. He or she should have first hand information on any property that is up for rent in your local area. By asking your real estate agent for recommendation, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort. If you want, you can even ask your agent to negotiate the rental contract for you. Just prepare to give him or her commission for a good job done.

3.Log on to the Internet. As broadband technology is so advanced today, surfing the web is no longer a daunting and slow task for us. Just go to Google and type in “property for rent” as your search term. Google should return you with a few property listing directories or agents with their own websites. Through these sites, you will be able to easily browse through all the available properties up for rent and shortlist a few for viewing. The good thing about using the Internet to look for properties is that the listings are real time.

Hope that with these 3 channels that I have share with you, you now know where to go and look for your ideal property for rent. Make use of the advanced technology of the Internet and people to help you find your property. Leverage is the key.