We make it easy to find the perfect tenant for your home

Our specialty is helping Truckee-Tahoe property owners find vetted, locally employed tenants who will provide them stable monthly rental income. We are experts in the local rental market and handle everything from helping to market your property, sourcing and screening tenants, and coordinating the lease signing.

Our Process — Currently operating in the Truckee-Tahoe area only


Schedule a call

To get in contact with us about your property, fill out the form by clicking on the Get Started button. After reviewing your info, we will reach out to schedule a call in which one of our local housing experts will answer all your questions about the Lease to Locals program and our tenant screening services, and learn specifics about your property to make sure we can find you great tenants.


List your property

We send your listing out to local renters within our database. Then we list your rental property on our site and other real estate marketing channels. Placemate handles all applicant questions and screening so you don’t get bombarded with inquiries.


Careful review of all applicants

We provide you multiple applicant groups to review and ensure that tenants meet your criteria. Once you’ve selected tenants we run a full credit and background check and check their references.


Tenant Selection

You always make the final call on who your tenants are and then we help you take things to the finish line. We provide you a lease agreement and coordinate e-signing. 

What Homeowners Are Saying:

Kai and Colin did a fantastic job helping us rent out our house. They helped us set a fair and competitive price for our rental and then found us several great possible tenants. They are super organized and responsive – highly recommend if you’re looking to rent out your house!



When our previous Truckee tenant had to postpone his move-out date, my wife and I faced the inherent challenges of renting in the middle of winter. After reaching out to Colin, he really hit the ground running and found us several quality tenants. We now have the kind of family anyone would want in their home, and huge thanks for that go to Colin and his company.



Besides the positive business outcome, I feel very good about facilitating the effort to provide housing to Tahoe workers and residents by working with Placemate. I think it will benefit the Tahoe economy and community to have residents be able to live where they work. Colin and Kai are terrific – they provided great advice, insight, and service. I would highly recommend them and would go back to them for my real estate needs in the future.



Frequently Asked Questions

We charge a one-time tenant placement fee — never any ongoing monthly management fees. We bill homeowners ½ of 1 month of rent split into two payments, half before we list your property and half after placing tenants in your home. If the rental rate changes in the listing process, we adjust the second payment to reflect the final monthly rent.

It all starts with tenant screening, which is our expertise. We look to ensure potential tenants are responsive, stable, and gainfully employed. We then run full credit checks, background checks, income, employment verification, and check landlord and personal references. If you are applying for a Lease to Locals program, we also screen tenants to ensure they qualify and collect all documents to put an application together on your behalf.

That’s no problem! In surveying renters, we’ve found that there is a mix of demands for both furnished and unfurnished homes. While most long-term tenants prefer an unfurnished or partially furnished home, many monthly and seasonal renters prefer a furnished place.

Every house is different, but we are the experts in the local renter market and can guide you in the right direction. Rent price often varies based on length of lease, condition and location of the house, furnishings, and whether you allow pets.

Tell us more about your property, and we'll get in touch

Please only fill out this form if you are a property owner. If you are a tenant seeking housing, please visit our Renter Page.

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