One of the most common questions from renters looking to find rental properties in Honolulu is, “Where can I find good rental properties?”
There are many sources of rental properties in Honolulu. Many homes are rented directly by individual owners, some may be owned and managed by the State or County, and some are owned and managed by investment companies, while others are owned by private individuals and managed by individual property managers and property management companies. There is no one stop shop for rental properties in Honolulu.
There are also numerous websites where the owners and managers listed above may post their rental property vacancies. Many individual property owners and property managers will post their vacancies on a few websites that they are familiar with. Some of these websites are well known such as:
www.craigslist.com: Although renters need to be careful when searching for rental properties on Craigslist, it is still one of the most popular sites for searching for things such as rental properties. Renters should be very careful to make sure that the person representing a property on Craigslist is indeed the owner or agent for the property. If the rent posted for the unit seems too good to be true, or if the “owner” or “agent” requires you to pay cash in order to secure the unit, beware!
www.zillow.com: Zillow is also a popular site where owners and property managers post their vacancies. You are able to search by geographical area, bedrooms, baths, and price range. Zillow is a good source of rental properties, however not all owners, agents, and property managers list their properties on Zillow.
Property Management Companies: Professional property management companies will usually list their vacancies on a wide variety of sites and some with specialized software will have their vacancies syndicated across networks of numerous rental property, real estate, and apartment websites. However, another source to find rental properties in Honolulu is to check the individual websites of professional property management companies in Honolulu. Companies such as Real Property Management Alliance will list vacancies directly on their website: www.realpmalliance.com/houses-rent.
Happy house hunting!