How to advertise a room to rent
The way you choose to advertise a room available for rent can have a big impact on more than just the amount of interest you generate; it will also affect the quality of the prospective tenants and the risks associated with their tenancy. If you are unsure how to tackle advertising, working with a dedicated specialist such as T1property can be a lifesaver. The team at T1 are the best for room to rent Portsmouth has, with extensive knowledge and experience within the lettings industry.
Something crucial to keep in mind when thinking about advertising is the importance of selling. Ideally your advert will attract attention and encourage prospective tenants to apply for a room or property with you, and there are a number of ways you can increase the likelihood of this happening:
The first thing is to sell the property in the best light possible, including the room they will be renting. Ensure the advert has plenty of high quality pictures that show clean, tidy, well equipped homes. If you want to go one step further you can even record a video tour of the property.
Although the room is important, most tenants will also look at the amenities in the rest of the flat or property, such as communal spaces, fixtures, internet and anything else offered by the landlords. All these offerings will command a value. Make sure your advert details exactly what you provide within the property, but don’t add anything to your advert that is not included.
With every home location is absolutely key. This may be even more important with HMOs because the tenants will likely want to be close to a specific destination such as a university. Focus on what the area has to offer in the advert and really sell it to prospective tenants to create more engagement and reduce void periods.
Rushing the creation of an advert is one of the worst things you can do – take your time to gather high-quality pictures and write a correct, interesting advert description. Ensure the description has been spell-checked, remembering to check punctuation and grammar too as simple mistakes can put people off.
It is also good to check how other people in the area advertise. They might give you some ideas of what you can do to stand out and what to avoid doing.
If you need any help with room to rent Portsmouth has no better team than T1property. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help improve your advertising, tenant selection, and management.