How fast to rent an apartment for rent: step by step guide
A Life / / December 19, 2019
Project Manager, the author of the business courses.
The owners, who give apartments for rent, know from experience how difficult it is to do it yourself. Need to file correct declaration, talk on the phone with potential tenants, show the flat and do much more. I rent an apartment in rent for more than 10 years. I handed over completely differently contingent: from couples with children and ending with the Chinese and Vietnamese. Many of my former tenants want to come back to me, with some I continue to communicate: haircut from them, consult, call to make repairs.
I am often asked questions:
- How to find good tenants?
- How not to get lost in the process of putting an apartment?
- What do I need to provide?
I propose to use step by step directions.
Step one. We examine the market
Before delivery of the apartment you need to explore the market rent and to make at least a minimum analysis of competitors.
Studying the main sites of rental real estate pay attention to prices, photos of apartments, ad text, what furniture and appliances are in the apartment.
The rental price affects not only the quality of repair. Cost is determined by the location, quality and condition of the house, transport accessibility and more variety of factors. It is advisable to compare the level of housing prices with apartments located in your city / region and the presence in it of furniture and household appliances. You are likely to know what type of your apartment: economy class, business class or luxury.
Taken together, the studies that will help you determine not only the rental price of the apartment, but also draw a portrait of potential tenants.
Step Two. Finished apartment to surrender
How to prepare an apartment for reception of new residents?
If we talk about the economy-class apartments, the main thing - to make it presentable, but do not overdo it with the repair, because your costs can not yet pay off for a long time.
The first thing to do - is to bring all the trash. Then check the plumbing and electrics: that you protect yourself and your tenant from potential problems. We have not changed the wallpaper? Linoleum is no good, and on the ceiling stains from longstanding leaks? Change!
Even with a slight cosmetic repairs your apartment to take a well-groomed and neat appearance, that in the best way affect the search for tenants.
Be sure to wash, to iron and kick to shine all you can - let glitters and sparkles!
Meblirujte apartment bare essentials and do not forget the household appliances: refrigerator, washing machine, television. But remember, if you rent a budget apartment and put her in dorogushchuju appliances, the rents will rise slightly. But if the tenants will break your superelektroniku, you will incur substantial losses. But in any case it is not necessary to fill the apartment to the eyeballs. Cases when the lodgers do not need no furniture, no appliances - they enter with all his.
If in the apartment were some of your personal belongings, it is best to take them. Pay all the debts for communal disconnect landline or at least "eight".
If we are talking about an apartment of a higher class, it is desirable to bring it to a full order. In this way you will increase her of status and will be able to find suitable tenants.
Step Three. Do photos of the apartment
The choice of apartments starts from photos, so this step is crucial. That what shots you accompany the announcement of surrender apartments, is largely determined by how fast you can find tenants. It should be very competently show the pros donated apartment. I do not insist on professional photos for which will have to pay the money. But if you want you and be able to make great shots themselves.
Before taking photos again okinte flat look, to create comfort. Make it so that you wanted to remove your apartment! To photograph better on a sunny day. Do not be stingy, take lots of pictures, good and different. Do not forget about the bathroom with toilet, kitchen and hallway. The more high-quality and beautiful photos you've added to your ad, the easier it will be tenants decide to remove it, and your apartment!
Step Four. create ads
Our goal - to write a great advertisement for the rent of the property. Almost a masterpiece. To do this, specify in declaring the pros. And more. Be sure to write when doing repairs. Balcony, separate or bathroom with WC, kitchen area - all this should be reflected in the declaration. In order not to reinvent the wheel to select the five best pieces, in your opinion, the ads placed on the site. Take from them what is appropriate for your apartment, and add more information about the available apartment furniture, appliances, other than neighbors.
If you are not ready to hand over my apartment tenants with children, pets, smoking, tenants prefer a certain nationality - all this should also be specified in the declaration.
Your ad should ideally correspond to the formula AIDA (attention, interest, desire, action). It must be such that the tenants do not only want to stay in your apartment, but want to quickly grab the phone and call you, afraid that the apartment will lead them out from under the nose.
When writing ads, be sure to check the text on the grammatical errors and typos.
Step Five. To place ads on the site
I advise you to place the ad at the top sites. All of them at the hearing. If in doubt, ask friends or colleagues what databases they use to search for apartments or for putting their own. No need to place ads on dozens of websites. It is usually enough to accommodate several rating sites.
Usually, we do not pay money for filing announcement. But, as practice shows, in the current state of the rental market housing should be placed paid advertisements. The rate of delivery of an apartment in this case, increases many times.
Oh, and do not forget the photos! Best. And more.
Step Six. We communicate by phone
And then you wait for the first call. Talk calmly and confidently. Not only the answer to the questions, but also check the information about the potential tenant. Perhaps you have something does not suit in lodgers already used during a call, so why then the time spent on inspection of the apartment? Be sure to ask about the composition and the number of occupants. Do not be afraid to ask about what is stated in the announcement. If you do not want to let the tenants with a dog, it is not amiss to once again clarify the presence of pets.
If you and the prospective tenants are satisfied, negotiate how to view an apartment.
In my experience the best given about the meeting at the same time with a difference of 10-20 minutes to several lodgers. Come to the meeting is not all. Imagine how it hurt when you spend the time you come, and no one came? So do not hesitate: this market. I assure you, the residents just agree on one day with several owners of apartments and choose what they will do.
Step Seven. show flat
It is advisable to arrive a little earlier prospective tenants. Ventilate the apartment, open the curtains or turn on the lights, add a pleasant music - to create a sense of warmth and comfort.
If you liked the tenants, make sure that they are in love with your apartment. Do not go after them in silence, only answering questions. Say, show, tell short stories related to the apartment, makes the case in his favor. Do try to please. In other words, be a good seller itself!
If tenants believe you, the chances that they will remove your apartment, it will be much more.
If visitors are not ready to immediately make a decision, not mutters under his breath something unintelligible: from my own experience I know that many of those who left and then returned.
Step Eight. sign the contract
Here and found our ideal tenants! Or not ideal, but it is suitable to us. It is up to the agreement. Prepare it in advance in duplicate. Forms of contracts very much. Which one to choose - you decide. Do not forget to reflect in the agreement the necessary items, the amount of the security deposit, take the readings from all meters and take a picture of the tenant's passport.
The apartment is rented. Open a bottle of champagne. Perhaps you consider unnecessary some of these items. But I assure you, I've done it all exactly for many years (perhaps with the exception of repair) and I can say that step by step instruction execution does not take much time, but on the contrary, work structures and facilitates the process of putting apartment.
I would be glad if it will help you too.