It can sometimes be quite challenging to find tenants to fill your rental properties, let alone, GOOD tenants. It’s important to be able to find those good tenants that will work well for you and your property. Here are a few helpful tips and tricks to help you find the best tenants to fill your rental property vacancies.
If you want to find good tenants to fill your rental properties, it’s important to create appeal. Those good tenants are most likely going to want to see nice upgrades such as new appliances. They might also like to see upgraded flooring along with a fresh coat of paint on the interior and/or exterior. These minor updates will create a greater appeal to your properties.
People want to know what they would be getting themselves into if they rent your property so be specific and detailed! Create a well-written and detailed listing to outline everything included at the property. Here’s a list of a few important items to mention in your outline:
- Pet restrictions, if any
- Room dimensions
- Washer/Dryer in-unit, on-site, or near-by
- Parking Situation
Including quality photos in your listing can make a huge difference. People who see those great photos are going to be more likely to click on the property and request to take a look. Make sure all photos uploaded to the listing show that the house looks warm and inviting so renters can see themselves inside. You can either opt to hire a professional photographer to take the photos for you or simply learn how to take them on your own. But just remember the importance of having excellent photos to display.
It can also be very beneficial to play up the strengths of the specific rental property to help get those strengths known to potential tenants. Someone who would be considered a good tenant wants to see these strengths as it will better help them to make their decision. Some important strengths to highlight could include granite countertops, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets, new appliances, etc. You could also play it up if it was recently renovated or upgraded. Most of the higher-class tenants want to see that something has been done and that it is going to be a nice place for them to live.
If you are looking for more ways to help you find those great tenants that you are looking for, or simply looking for someone to manage and take care of your rental property needs, consider reaching out to someone on our team at our Keyrenter Washington D.C. office today!