Are you a homeowner looking for great tenants who will look after your property as if it was their own, and pay the rent on time, every time? There are plenty of horror stories in the media about tenants who wreck every wall and fitting in the house, refuse to pay their rent and resist every legal action to move them on. However, there is a lot you can do to make sure you are letting your property to reliable people who do the right thing.
The Best Tenants Prefer Good Locations
The best tenants are just like the best home owners. When you looked around to buy your home, were you attracted to properties that were clean, neat and tidy, had modern conveniences that worked properly and were located close to employment, transport, schools and other facilities? Of course, you were, and so are the ideal tenants for your home.
Good Tenants Appreciate a Clean and Tidy Property
If your property is looking a little worse for wear, now is the time to spruce it up. Clean any rubbish out of the yard, tidy the gardens, mow the lawn, do any minor repairs, including painting, and finish off the exterior with a complete washing down. The interior should be just as spotless with all fixtures and fittings in working order, window treatments and floor coverings cleaned, and cupboards emptied.
Managing Your Own Rental is not Easy
Now that the property is ready for inspection, you need to decide if you are going to manage the whole rental process yourself, or hand it over to professional property managers. One of the biggest mistakes made by property owners is in believing that finding and keeping good tenants is easy. Property management is time consuming and requires current knowledge of relevant legislation, an administration system that keeps records of prospective tenants, an accounting system that tracks rental payments and staff who know the property market.
At Bunbury Real Estate, we ensure that our property managers are professionally trained and we provide them with all the resources they need to follow up enquiries, perform tenant reference checks, conduct inspections and perform all the other duties that come with this demanding role.
Professional Property Management is the Answer
As a home owner, naturally, you are looking to secure a suitable, reliable tenant for your property. You want to keep your vacancy rates low, your maintenance costs under control and have your rent regularly deposited into your bank account. If you engage a professional property management company like ours to act on your behalf, all this will be done for a small fee, leaving you plenty of free time to get on with your life.