You have bought an awesome rental property, and now you need to fill it with an equally awesome tenant. Someone who will take care of your property and stay there for some time – great tenants are attracted to properties with specific qualities.
How do you come across to your tenants?
If you had a shop and customer was looking at a $15,000 item, how would you treat them?
If your tenant is paying you $300 a week rent, over 12 months that’s $15,000. Not only are they paying you money and paying the mortgage, but they are giving you all the appreciation value for free. It pays to treat your customer (and your investment) as a top priority.
Did you stop and think about how you dress when you meet your potential tenants? Do you show up in an old t-shirt and worn shoes?
Tenants will judge how well maintained your property is by the way you present yourself – both in appearance and in attitude. Present yourself well, and it will help you get what you are looking for.
Be on time and be organised
You’re hosting an open home for your rental. You are half and hour late, your car is a mess, and your fumbling to find the paperwork you’re looking for.
It doesn’t paint a pretty picture.
Or, your first prospect arrives at the open home, it’s all opened up with your checklists and application forms a neatly laid out. You then efficiently talk them through the features of the property and show them around. You let them know what’s expected of them as tenants. If they are your ideal tenant, they’ll stick around.
Be professional at all times, and it will make tenants feel reassured, and they’ll know what is expected of them. Present a dishevelled chaotic persona and the bad tenants know they can treat your property with the same manner.
There is a lot to be said for personal attitude. If you don’t think you can present yourself as a professional, organised and efficient landlord, consider a property manager – an organised and professional one!
If you need a property manager, contact us at True Property Management to find out how we can help you.