Now that you have advertised your property, how long should it take to get it rented? We are providing some tips today on how to get it rented out quickly and how to know if you need to make some adjustments so you don’t increase the vacancy time.
How Do I Rent My House Quickly?
When you start advertising, track the number of days that it takes you to get a response, schedule a showing, and collect an application. If your phone is not ringing or you have advertised on a lot of sites but you’re not getting emails, it should tell you something. Most people will want to contact you within the first three days of the property being listed. That’s because it’s new and it should get attention. So, track your response. If you’re not getting a good response, that tells you that the property is likely overpriced. People look at your ad and decide what they’re willing to pay based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the address and location. They won’t call you if they think you’re asking too much. So, a lack of response will tell you a lot about your pricing.
Rent My House: Showing the Property
When you’re answering calls, give as much information as you can about the property. Once you make an appointment to show it, always take the person’s name and phone number so you know who you are meeting. Let someone know that you’re showing a property, and try not to go there alone. Have a safe word that you can text someone in case something goes wrong.
While you’re showing the property, your job is to listen. Pay attention to body language and to what the prospective tenant says about the home. You’ll be able to tell if people think it’s too small or not clean or overpriced. You’ll know if there are things you need to take care of in order to get it rented quickly.
Up with Prospective Tenants
If you don’t get applications, you need to question why. During the showing process, keep track of everything. Have the phone numbers ready and available so you can go back and check on applications. By following up with prospective tenants, you might get more feedback.
You can get more information during that follow-up phone call. Once you do get an application, make sure you have a process in place to ensure the application and screening process is fair and equitable. Then, you can make your decision.
Every day the property is vacant is a day that costs you money, so you want to move quickly. For additional tips on Stanislaus County property management, please contact New Bridge Management. We’d be happy to tell you more.