Due to shortage of time, working people are more and more turning to the modern media when in search for the apartment to rent. Indeed, webpages and social networks don’t have working hours, so whatever time people finish the work, it’s still not too late for them to check out new rental ads. Internet became the main channel when it comes to property advertising; it speeded up the good’s traffic and improved the offer of rental apartments at the market. How to make your rental ad more attractive? How to rent the unit in shortest time possible and avoid repeating the ad for weeks or even months? Here are a few simple tips on how to present your property in its best light and find a great tenant within days.
1. Learn to listen to the market.
Check out the rates of the similar-sized apartments in the neighborhood and don’t overprice it. If you ask for more money than other landlords, the possibility is that your property will stay vacant for longer time. On the other hand, if you lower the apartment rent price for just a small sum of 25-50 dollars a month, you’ll beat the competition on the market and the chances are that your property will be rented in just a couple a days.
2. Pictures, pictures, pictures!
Every rental portal has the option for uploading photos of your apartment unit. Of course, it is better to upload bright and clear photos of a tidy place, but including any picture is better than none. Make a photo of every room from different angles and upload them to the website. This way you’ll save time explaining the prospective renters the technicalities and the structure of the rental unit and you will save their time as well since they will know what to expect.
3. Provide excellent details and information.
Include as many details as you can when writing the ad. You never know what information is important to a future tenant. The easiest way is to give a link to address in Google Maps. A typical student will be pleased if there’s a night club or a café in the vicinity, but families with small children will be thankful for a park in front of the building. The key feature to some people is the proximity of the kindergarten, school or faculty; some other would like to live near their working place or tourist attractions. Besides, include the details about the rent, deposit (if you ask one), whether the bills are included in the price, number and size of units, household appliances (fridge, stove, washing machine), parking, transport links, move-in date and, of course, your details – both the phone number and the email address, so the people can contact you the way that suits them best. And don’t forget to check your inbox and to charge your cell phone battery every day.
4. Don’t be too choosy.
Of course it’s OK if you don’t want a smoker or a pet in your apartment, but trying to control when the renters can have guests and who can stay
overnight will certainly reject the apartment seekers. You cannot rent a flat and expect the people not to cook or not to do the laundry in it. No matter how much you want it, it’s a bad idea to require a drug screening or flawless character from your tenants, as well as to conduct unannounced inspections of the apartment. If people wanted to live in prison, they would certainly find some other way to get there for free. This isn’t to say take the first person who comes along but rather don’t restrict yourself to much one who you choose.
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