If your rental property is currently on the market awaiting a tenant, it may be tempting to assume that your agent is in full control of the situation, and that sooner or later a tenant will materialise. But don’t be so sure! Sometimes an agent will take the same view and simply sit in hope, Continue Reading
Many letting agencies simply act as a broking service that matches people to property. However, we are acutely aware that there is far more to successful letting than this alone. Indeed, nationally, about 25% of initially agreed tenancies fail to prove satisfactory for one reason or another.
Innovation in estate agency is evolving rapidly, and the use of certain technologies is enabling agents to offer added value to customers. As you may have noticed, our offices are now sporting impressive interactive touch screens that can display our clients’ properties to buyers more effectively than ever before. Gone are the days of the Continue Reading
If location is fundamental to a tenancy, then mapping is surely the most obvious way to highlight location. We choose to use locational maps on our property website as they make it easy for tenants to identify the property in relation to its surroundings. This is particularly useful when a tenant is considering a property Continue Reading
Just as anyone can open up an estate agency, so they can also start up a lettings business, without any training, experience or qualifications. This should concern landlords, because there is far more to the business than meets the eye. In some ways, finding a tenant is the easy bit!
One of the first things a tenant will ask a letting agent when offered a property is “How long has it been available?” – and with good reason. Moving house is a huge event and it takes courage to commit to undertake such a decision – often with very little support other than pure instinct.