The Advantages of Immigration on Rental Housing in Canada with David Frattini
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“What we found is that basically, about 50% of these newcomers that are arriving want to be in their first rental phase within the first month of arriving in Canada.” — David Frattini

In today’s episode of Sync or Swim, we get together with David Frattini, the managing partner at Rentals For Newcomers, to discuss the advantages of immigration on rental demand in Canada. We hear from David about how he has been helping newcomers prepare with their transition to Canada for the past eleven years, and how provides an essential pipeline between landlords who are open to housing newcomers moving to Canada who are looking to rent. David explains why newcomers make reliable and desirable tenants and how the rental listing site is helping educate landlords on what to look for in prospective tenants. Immigration is a crucial part of the Canadian economy, it aids population growth, which in turn fuels economic growth, while newcomers are also a critical source of labor. David shares details on their fruitful partnership with Rentsync as well as some exciting developments taking place at Rentals For Newcomers. For all this and much more, tune in today!

Key points from this episode:

  • Introducing today’s guest, David Frattini.
  • How Prepare for Canada, and Rentals For Newcomers have been helping immigrants for the past eleven years.
  • Why finding their first job and a place to live is critically important to newcomers.
  • How Rentals for Newcomers is preparing for an influx of approximately 1.2 million newcomers in the next four years.
  • How they are creating a pipeline between newcomers and the types of landlords who value them as tenants.
  • Why they are educating newcomers on the opportunities outside of major cities.
  • The blog is a useful source for newcomers to educate themselves on renting in Canada.
  • Why immigration is a critical part of the Canadian economy.
  • How landlords need to market their properties to people who are looking to secure a rental from abroad.
  • How virtual tours have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How they educate landlords on what they can expect from newcomers as tenants.
  • How they partnered with Rentsync to be available with ad syndication.
  • David shares some of the exciting prospects and developments at his business.

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