While renting out your property in Northern Virginia can be a profitable venture, you won’t see a dime if no one is interested in renting your home.
Today, finding tenants is not as simple as uploading smartphone photos of your rental property for an advertisement and hoping for the best. You have to actively market your property if you want a chance of connecting with great tenants.
This is often easier said than done. Hiring professionals to stage and take photos of your home can be expensive, and unless you have strong photography skills, relying on your own camera and artistic eye is not going to cut it.
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Furthermore, even once you have great photos taken of your property, there are many more steps you’ll need to take to draw tenants besides posting an ad or two. You’ll need to know the right rental rates to charge for your area, the right words and photos to use to highlight the key features of your home, and the most effective marketing techniques to use to catch the interest of prospective renters.
If marketing is not your strong suit, this can pose quite a challenge. That’s why you should consider hiring a property management company like Rent Simple to handle your property marketing for you.
When many people consider whether or not to hire property management companies, they only weigh the “management” aspects of the service. While finding tenants, handling maintenance requests, and collecting rent in a timely manner are major perks of working with a property management company, these businesses have far more to offer than these tasks.
The right property management company will also help you market your property so that you can attract high-quality tenants and start making a profit.
If you want to find success when renting out your property, working with RentSimple can help. Here are the marketing benefits you can expect when you work with our property management company:
Increase Access and Reach
One reason why you should work with RentSimple is that we have access to marketing resources that can expand the reach of your property advertising.
While you can certainly create an advertisement and share it on different social media platforms or a couple of rental property websites, we can guarantee thorough property marketing and online syndication to over 50 websites.
Not only will this help market your property to more people, but it will also help market your property more effectively. Our reputation and resources will help your home stand out on these sites and increase the likelihood that renters will want to check out your property.
Working with a property management company like RentSimple provides unparalleled access to marketing sites for a fraction of the cost. Because we work with other landlords to market a growing number of rental properties, it is far easier for us to build relationships with marketing sites and create listings at affordable rates.
Instead of spending an arm and a leg paying to advertise your property on multiple websites, you can hire RentSimple and allow us to market your property on dozens of websites for you.
High Quality Photos & Videos
According to Business Insider, you only have 7 seconds to make a strong first impression. When prospective tenants are looking for places to rent, they will likely make their first impression of your property by looking at the first photo they see of your home.
If you have a poor-quality photo or a photo that looks drab or unprofessional, they will likely continue to scroll past your listing without a second thought. While it might not seem fair that renters will “judge a book by its cover,” that’s how today’s world works.
In an increasingly competitive rental market, it won’t matter if you have well-written property descriptions detailing why your property is incredible if renters aren’t looking past your photo to read them. To get renters to click on your property and look further, you will not only need enticing property descriptions but compelling, professionally taken photos and videos as well.
When you work with RentSimple, we will have professional HD Fusion photos of your property taken to highlight the top features of your property and help give renters a glimpse of your home at its best. Additionally, with our Professional or Premier property management packages, we will conduct an HD video tour of your property to help tenants gain a full picture of what your property has to offer them.
Don’t allow a bad first impression to turn renters away from your property. Hire RentSimple so that we can help you stand out from the competition and attract great renters.
Strong Property Descriptions
Once you’ve been able to draw prospective renters to your property page with your photos, you need to keep their attention with strong copy that will showcase the most important features and benefits of renting your home.
Since RentSimple only focuses on rentals and has been able to help countless landlords rent out their properties, we know exactly what to say to draw tenants.
Thanks to our expertise, we not only know keywords that will attract prospective tenants and optimize your home’s placement on rental websites, but we also know the most effective ways to share other important information needed for home descriptions:
- Rental rates, HOA fees, and other associated fees
- Nearby amenities
- Desirable home features
- Square footage
- Management services
With our knowledge and experience, we can write property descriptions that will encourage renters to reach out and inquire about renting your home.
Positive Experiences for Your Tenants
When prospective tenants look for properties to rent, they weigh more factors than your home’s price, amenities, and location. They also want to know that the property they choose to rent will be well-maintained and that they will not have any trouble when they need someone to answer their questions and fulfill their maintenance requests.
RentSimple makes it a priority to ensure that tenants have the best possible experience when renting out properties.
We offer 24/7 maintenance services, and we have a 24/7 emergency line so that tenants can receive assistance or support whenever they need it. We also have established relationships with contractors who are able to quickly and effectively make repairs, so your tenants won’t have to worry about any property maintenance issues.
In addition to marketing the features of your home, we also show tenants that they will have a positive renting experience. If tenants know that they will have access to 24/7 maintenance help and that the property they rent will be cared for throughout their time renting, they will be more likely to rent your home.
RentSimple can handle all of the marketing efforts necessary to help you find tenants and make a profit renting out your property. In fact, rental properties we market are rented out in 17 days or less on average.
See how RentSimple can help you start selling your rental property today when you contact us!