It should rent within a couple of weeks - tops. Yeah, right.
We started advertising on Craigslist several days before we closed on the purchase. Then, we put a sign in front of the house. A couple of weeks later, we decided we'd also advertise in the classifieds section of the local Sunday paper.
We got some calls, but definitely not the 10 calls per day that I had hoped for. Most disqualified themselves - or disqualified the house - immediately. Things like, "Do you allow pets?"