Are you looking to rent your home for the maximum amount? How about as quickly as possible? Well, if you are considering renting then, I am sure you are wanting top dollar and a brief time on the market. Do you know what the most important aspect to making that happen is? The landlord needs to create a pleasing visual experience for potential tenants when they first view the house. 99.9% of the time tenants start by viewing homes online and they make an instant decision by viewing the photos, and even better when they take a matterport 3-D tour. The 3-D tour allows the potential tenant to engage with the listing and spend more time looking at it, therefore less time looking at other properties.
There is a lot that goes into making a home visually attractive digitally. The home should to be prepped, cleaned, and move in ready. You cannot take great photos of a home that has repairs needed and or is dirty. A skilled hand can take decent photos, but if you want your home to really shine, then it needs to be prepped correctly. A good property manager should be a resource who you can help you get the home prepped. If you need referrals for contractors, cleaners, yard companies, your manager should be ready with outstanding contacts.
Once the prep work is done and the home is ready to go. Then getting professional grate photos that highlight the homes attributes is essential. It is hard to understate how badly poor-quality photos can hurt when renting your home.
3-D virtual tours like what you can get from the Matterport technology is also very important to creating engagement with potential tenants. The longer the tenant spends looking at your home, the better. This also has the very positive effect that when a potential tenant does go out and walk a home, after taking the 3-D tour, they fill like it is the second time they have seen the home. This is important because it increases the likelihood they will apply for the home on the spot.
This all means less days on market, and a higher rent amount. Who doesn’t want to rent as fast as possible and maximum profit?
Just make sure you find a good property manager that can facilitate the process and get your home rented quickly and for a good price. After all this is one of, if not the most, important financial investments you have.