Letting your property can be a stressful business, especially if you are new to letting. This often leads to landlords rushing the process and taking on the first tenant who crosses their path. STOP!
It’s not the only answer to getting your property let quickly and having reliable tenants. Picking the wrong tenant can cause many problems further down the line, which is why having a professional lettings company on your side can really help.
Use a professional lettings agency
Picking the right estate agency from the start can make all the difference to your lettings experience and save you heartache and possible legal action in the future. Getting Reside on board from the beginning means we can bring all our experience to bear on things such as vetting your tenants, making sure you are on the correct side of the law and that your property is up to current standards. If there are any problems we will highlight them before they become a problem and guide you to a successful and profitable let for your property.
We are also the experts when it comes to marketing property. We can be open when ‘you’re not’ and are able to do guided viewings which also gives us a good chance to explore the tenants further. We market across all channels extensively which includes using social media to get the maximum amount of viewers for your property and achieving it’s market value.
Don’t forget we are here to help with your let from day one so we can do inventories, collect rents, arrange maintenance – we do as much or as little as you wish, our lettings service is completely bespoke.
With Reside you get a quick let, for the best yield and complete peace of mind.
Maximise your property
Letting a property in many ways is no different to selling one. It needs to have kerb appeal that means prospective tenants can ‘see themselves’ living there. It maybe worth having a look at our blog post on 5 Tips to selling your home – you can find it here.
Most tenants won’t be able to modify the property so they need to see that it is just the place they want as soon as they walk up to it. The main thing you can do is make it tidy and presentable. Tidy the garden; a bit of strimming and hedge trimming and weeding the driveway or path can make a huge difference. Think of it as laying out a green carpet instead of a red one for the tenants.
The same goes for the inside of the property, take some time to tidy, dress and stage the scene, we can help you with this if you aren’t sure or are letting from a distance. It’s not a big job to move clutter off work surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom. Tidy the lounge, make the beds, vacuum and dust – simple things which can make the difference between a let and not.
If you need to fix things such as decorating then go for neutrals and if you are wallpapering avoid anything too trendy, brash and avoid ‘Anaglypta’ style wallpapers. Replace failed bulbs and don’t forget if you have any electrical equipment it will have to be tested show it is safe.
These things will not only reflect on the price you get but also the quality of tenant.
Why use Reside to manage your property?
In a word, experience. Whatever level of service you require from an agency we can provide it and have provided it for hundreds of satisfied clients. We are able to provide a full and professional service whether you are a first time landlord or have a portfolio of properties.
We can effectively market your property using a multi-channel approach, to make sure that no matter what the current market is like, you get a quick let at the best market rate, with no hassle.
All our staff are professionals in letting and so can deal with all the paperwork, legal stuff and anything that arise during the tenancy.
If you are thinking of letting a property please give us a call to discuss how we can help. Alternatively click here to find out a little more.
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