Rental season is a challenging time for property managers as there are many things that can make it difficult for a property management company to fill the vacancies. More millennials are starting to buy homes. Occupancy rates are also starting to decrease. Fortunately, there are many seasonal leasing tips that will make it easier and our team wanted to share a few.
It is estimated that half of the US population use their mobile phones in order to find a place to rent. That is why it is important to make sure that your website is optimized for mobile use. You also need to make sure that you put your rental listings in the right place, there are good pictures and amenities are listed to enhance the property.
Most renters want to get information about a property as quickly as possible. When someone inquires about the property, you will need to follow up with them as soon as possible. Barker has an efficient system in place to follow-up with all potential tenants and answers the numerous questions they may have.
Bad tenants can create a nightmare for a property management company, which is why you will need to thoroughly-screen them. Do a background check, credit check and have them fill out an application. Barker has a strong lease agreement and thoroughly vets each and every applicant.
You want to get your new tenants moved in without having to go through additional paperwork. A streamlined process will make things a lot easier for you. Barker allows for online lease signing, has a new tenant checklist and even offers a moving assistance service called Updater for our residents.
If your renters are happy, then it is likely that they will stick with you for a long time. It is also easier to retain tenants than attract new ones. You can make your tenants happy by addressing their problems and concerns quickly. You may also want to give them a renewal incentive.
If you need help from our property managers in Apex, feel free to contact us for more information.
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