Placing great tenants will help you be a successful landlord. Whether you’re using a professional management company or doing it yourself, finding the best tenants starts with marketing and advertising.
Property Management Mission TX: Photos and Videos
Your marketing plan must include excellent photos, and we recommend you take at least 11 to go with your listing. People need something to look at online. Over 90 percent of prospective tenants begin their search for a rental online, so advertising there is critical. In addition to photos, you need a good video. Zillow now allows you to post videos with your ad, and you should use that feature. People are more likely to click on a video than scroll through pictures. We utilize a drone and take pictures of the outside of the property. We make aerial videos of the exterior, and we also do a video tour of the inside of the home. This allows people to feel like they are seeing the home when they happen to be browsing online, even if it’s 2:00 a.m. They might drive by the property during the day, and then do the video tour later. This gives prospective tenants the information they want as quickly and easily as possible, without them having to pick up the phone and ask questions.
Property Management Mission TX: How to Screen Tenants
Ultimately, once you have enough interest in a property, you have to start screening. We have a 14-point screening process so we really know who our applicants are. Don’t just pick someone you think you like. You want credit reports and employment verifications. You’re handing over an asset that’s probably worth more than $100,000. Make sure the people you’re putting in there can and will take care of it. Once you effectively screen a tenant, you need to develop a rental contract that benefits and protects both parties.
If you have any questions about how to find tenants or advertising a rental property, we offer lease-only services as well as full management. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Keyrenter McAllen.