How can I let my property quickly?
There are no hard and fast rules with this. But get the advertising right, and you are halfway there. A rough "rule of thumb" would be, if the property is listed on a Friday, if you haven't had any enquiries by Monday, there is something wrong with the listing.
Things move fast in lettings and this would probably suggest that the property may be overpriced or that it is not presented in the right way.
Writing great content will sell your property to tenants. It is useful to identify your market and try to appeal to them.
Example: If you want to rent to a family it is useful to mention local schools.
Students would be interested in distance from the University or access to amenities.
It's always useful to carry out research in local areas and use this when advertising the property. You also then look knowledgeable as a landlord - a good idea is to provide any new tenants with an area guide which can even including local takeaway menus, gyms in the area and other information potential tenants may find of interest.
When should I put the property on the market?
You can put your property on the market whenever you like, but tenants tend to look for property approximately 1 month to 6 weeks before they need to move. Taking into consideration that they may need to give one month's notice.
Putting it on the market too soon will probably mean you probably won't get much interest and you want to get the most out of advertising your property.
If you haven’t had any interest within 48 hours of listing, the property may be overpriced or not presented well enough, please click here for some hints and tips about how to make the most out of your listing.
Can you advise me what rent I might be able to achieve?
You can do this by looking at properties like your own and noting how much their rent costs are. If your rent stays within a similar range as these properties, you will have more certainty that you are charging at a fair rate
What makes a good listing?
Please see our article How do I list my properties? for more information.