July 07, 2017

How to Rent your House – Free From Stress & Worry

When you go to rent your house, its success will rely heavily on your rental strategy. If you have a property you are considering leasing out, understanding & implementing the right rental process is vital. With a fool-proof strategy, you should have your property leased in no time.

Helping us uncover the key to a stress-free leasing process is our principal Jolien Heelan 0450423076. Jolien has for the last 10 years imparted her knowledge & wisdom to help you rent your house. “I feel sad for property investors when I see their properties sit untenanted for months on end, or rented well below market value. With the right property management agency and a great strategy, as an investor, you should be confident that you’ll be able to rent your house free from stress and worry”.

Our 6 Step Guide To Rent Your House

1.Do Your Market Research

Your agent will provide relevant comparables of houses that are currently available within a 2km radius of your house. They will also provide a list of rented properties and discuss the features that the market are paying for based on the leased prices. You will also have a discussion around the demographics of the area and decide on price decide on with consideration of what type of tenant/age group you would like to reside at your home.

2. Prepare your property for your target market

Now that your market research has told you who your target tenant market is, it’s important to ensure your property appeals to them. Touch up peeling paint, oil decks, prune back hedges, scrubs and trees and undertaking cosmetic improvements to the property will help to attract the tenant you are aiming to secure. The cleaner and better presented the property is, the higher quality tenant you will attract.

3.Research & Choose your Property Manager

Short list the property managers that have great testimonials and make an appointment with them to meet you at the house. Choose an agent who is enthusiastic in providing an excellent level of service and go the extra mile. 

 4.Decide on Price & Marketing Strategy

You may want to start above the market price to see how the market responds and then reduce your price. However, to secure a tenant in the quickest possible time-frame, advertise your property at market price. This will reduce your time on market and therefore increase your bottom line. Your agent will go through the marketing strategy to rent your house.

5.Choose the Right Tenant/s

Ensure your agent utilises tenancy databases such as TICA. They conduct checks as well as ensuring thorough rental and income screening processes. A good property manager will conduct a thorough screening process of all potential new tenants.

6.Ongoing Communication & Inspections from your property manager

Your property management team should provide a report after each inspection. The report should detail such things as who inspected the property, their feedback in terms of price and the condition of the house. Once a tenant is secured, ongoing communication between the agent and landlord is paramount. This will include such issues as maintenance items, tenancy requests, and any other matters. The routine inspection reports should be completed regularly and a report with photos provided to you.

Learn more about how Fixed Rate Real Estate’s Property Management team can help you achieve a maximum return on your investment.

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