When it comes to getting your rental property traffic, there are few things that will help more than a full and proper listing. One of the things that we see often is a listing that only gives partial information, and that doesn’t do anyone any favors. It is important to give as much information up front as possible, because many people will simply scroll past or turn the page until they see at least the majority of the keywords they are looking for. Just like pictures, extensive information is important to a successful listing, so here are some things to keep in mind that people often look for.
One of the first things that people will look for other than price and bedroom/bathroom count is the amenity list. This can include anything from the laundry setup to whether or not your apartment comes with a balcony or if there is pool access. Amenities are massive when someone is renting, as these are the things that can make life a little easier. They may even include things that the renter views as a necessity. Something that you may find simply helpful, like a dishwasher, may be a major sticking point for someone else, so it is always important to list as many amenities as you can.
Another important thing to talk about in your listing is your pet policy. Often a pet owner will not look at an apartment if they aren’t certain that they can take their four-legged friends with them. It can be very upsetting when you fall in love with an apartment only to discover after the fact that the pet policy is not compatible with what you require, so it’s always more efficient for you to be upfront about your policies. Even if you want to say that it is only with landlord's approval, it is always better to list that so a potential tenant knows what they are getting into ahead of time.
At the end of the day, it is always better to give more information than it is to keep the listings short. This is considerably easier if you are using online listings, so give as much information as you possibly can about your rental property. It can only help to get the proper tenant in, instead of someone who isn't actually as good of a fit as you both thought. Give Talley a call today and see what else you can do to get your space rented out quickly!