Before we come, it is helpful if you can weigh up all the positives and negatives about your property and consider what type of tenants you are trying to attract.
The market appraisal can take between 1/2 hour to 1 and a 1/2 hours, depending upon how much you need to know. We do not want to rush you if you have questions to ask, we know how complicated the lettings process can be. Ideally, it is good to meet with all of the property owners, so that we can ensure we have covered everything and learnt all we need to know to give you the best service possible.
Take a look at the lettings process for marketing your property up to the offer stage:
The better your property looks when you put it on the market, the quicker it will let, usually to the best tenants and for the optimum price.
First impressions are everything, and nowhere is this more evident than with potential tenants. Tenants may choose a property on the smallest – or biggest – of details. At Austin D’arcy we take great care with the marketing of your property, but if the place is not looking great for its photography debut it can all be for nothing. Please work with us to ensure that everything looks great at the outset.
Give the front door a lick of paint and make sure that the porch area is clean and clear of weeds and clutter. Ensure that the property has been properly (professionally) cleaned in the lead up to finding a new tenant. Invest in some air fresheners to make sure the property smells fresh and get a handyman to touch up any small bumps and bruises.
Appliances can make or break a tenancy agreement. If you hope to attract tenants that will respect your home, make sure all the appliances are kept in a respectable condition. White goods are tax deductible so there’s no excuse for ageing appliances.
If you are able to rectify any negatives about your property before entering into a tenancy agreement – do so. It is as much about countering any small losses in value as it is adding value. Small investments can go a very long way.