March 16, 2017

Help For Renters

Ever wondered what the best way to approach a rental viewing is and why you might be getting rejected?

Here are some hints and tips on increasing your chance of getting the rental you really want.

Firstly, turn up on time and be presentable. Wear suitable clothing the way you look does tell a lot about who you are and how you may keep a property.

Always be polite even if the agent is not. Shaking hands and asking if they have had a nice day goes a long way. I can’t speak for everyone but we treat everyone how we would like to be treated and expect the same in return.

Ask relevant questions about the property, it shows you are interested in actually looking after the property. Its also best not to over exaggerate or even mention how much you clean, even if it is true. Who are you trying to convince, us or yourself. It just seems like over compensating, the same goes for how much you like the property. Being over enthusiastic can make you sound desperate and agents have to think, why?

If you haven’t rented before and have no rental history, that’s fine, just chat to the agent and say that whilst you are there, please please please don’t lie and put down false references. You will get found out and loose out. Honestly is the best policy.

Still not getting accepted?!?!?!

Don’t get yourself down too much. (here’s the trade sercret) A lot of agents circulate tenants from one property to another. This makes the property managers life easier and they make more money. Think about the average time it takes to reference check a new tenant. 4 hours would be the average. By the time they have referenced 2 adults past rental references and work references, done the 100 point check and sent this all to the landlord. What if the agent could just move a tenant from one to another who were already reference checked from the first time. They already know they pay rent because they deal with them. 4 hours down to 1.

Good Luck!!