12th February 2018 ::
By David Waterhouse
As any good letting agent would agree, it is important to know what your landlords want and, just as importantly, what worries them. If we can provide our landlords with confidence and peace of mind throughout the process they are far more likely to stay a landlord and even grow their portfolio. We know that one of the top landlord worries is an empty property – It may sound obvious but if a landlord’s property is sitting empty it isn’t making the client money. Believe it or not, agents don’t want empty properties any more than landlords because whilst the landlord isn’t earning, neither is the agent! So, here’s how we can help you solve the problem!
Firstly – we make it easy for someone to view the property. At Angus Roberts, it we carry out viewings 6 days a week to accommodate potential tenants. Tenants have busy lives so being able to work around their schedule can often make the difference in securing a quick turnaround.
Next – Ensuring the property is looking its best. The rental market is highly competitive and tenants know what they want. If a property is tired and run down this will make a huge difference both in terms of rental income achieved but also void periods. Our ‘no nonsense’ approach means we will advise our clients what is required to ensure their property is occupied, even if it’s hard to hear!
Finally – Communication, Landlord’s need to know the agent is doing everything they can to secure a tenant quickly but if there is no communication the landlord assumes the agent is not doing enough or worse, nothing at all! At Angus Roberts, we keep in contact with our landlords regularly as well as making helpful suggestions to encourage more interest. This may be something as simple as changing a carpet in a room or it may be that there are 15 similar properties available within a 1/4 mile radius which are cheaper so the rent needs adjustment.