Things sometimes happen at work that remind me why I decided to set up my own Estate and Letting Agency. Such a thing happened to me recently that I thought I would share with you all.
A landlord contacted me to say they had a 1 bedroom studio apartment currently on the market with one of the biggest letting agents in the area. The property had been on the market for over 6 weeks but the letting agent had not yet found a tenant.
The landlord needed to get someone into the property quickly, partly to ensure that the mortgage is covered but also as it obviously makes good business sense to have your property/ies occupied at all times.
When I enquired about the feedback the letting agent had been getting from the applicants following the viewings then the consistent answer was, apparently, that every applicant (or most) thought the property was too small. Having looked at the property on Rightmove I noted that, while the pictures were not bad, they did not convey the layout accurately. There was also no floor plan available so the applicants were not sure what to expect until they visited the property.
I know the area very well and was surprised that the property was struggling so much considering the current market conditions. I was confident that I could quickly get a suitable tenant, as the property was in a fantastic location and priced correctly. There is also a high demand for such properties.
After visiting the property with the landlord and taking some measurements and new photos, I then uploaded the details that evening, including a floor plan, onto all the major portals e.g. Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation.
The day after uploading the new property details we were inundated with enquiries and conducted multiple viewings over the course of the following day. As a result we secured the best possible applicant and due to the high demand we negotiated a higher monthly return for the landlord.
The whole process was wrapped up in a few days and we have a very happy landlord and a tenant who loves their new home.
“I really do appreciate everything you’ve done. Can’t believe in the space of 3 days you managed to find me a tenant and start a rent-war! You’re amazing!”
So if you’re a landlord or if you’re selling your house and want an agent who works hard for you and gets the best results in the fastest amount of time then get in touch with Homexperts Peterborough.
Director: Faisal Al-Gharabally
Website: Homexperts Peterborough
Office: 01733 797000
Mobile: 07715 200097