Attracting quality tenants is good for you and it’s good for your property. Well-qualified renters will pay rent on time, take care of your investment, and follow all the terms of your lease agreement.
When it’s time to show your Fort Worth rental home, the goal is to help it stand apart from all the other rental homes on the market. Why will high-quality tenants want to rent your home instead of all the others they’ve seen?
Most of the tenants who come to see your property have already seen the listing. They understand the relative size and the number of bathrooms and bedrooms. When they arrive for an in-person showing, they want to imagine themselves moving right in. An emotional connection to your property will attract a high-quality tenant.
Here are some home showing tips that will help you get your property quickly rented to fantastic residents.
Leverage Sights, Smells, and Sounds When Showing Rental Homes
You want your prospective tenants to immediately feel like they are walking into their next home. You’ll need to hit every one of their senses if you want to create that emotional connection we talked about. Here are some ways you can do that:
- Provide abundant lighting. Natural light is great, but keep all the overhead lights on, too. You want tenants to get a good look at every room. Open the window coverings, turn on all the lights, and make sure you’ve even turned on the outside lights.
- Pay attention to how the property smells. No one will want to move into a home that smells musty, dirty, or old. Turn on the air conditioning (this is Texas) and consider some scented candles or more subtle plug-in air fresheners. Fresh smells are good, but don’t overdo it. Some people may have sensitivities, and they’ll be turned off by anything that smells too strong.
- Consider playing some music during walk-throughs and showings. Something acoustic or classical will help those tenants relax as they move from room to room.
- Encourage tenants to touch and test things out. Let them open closet doors and put bare feet on the new carpet.
All of these details will contribute to a pleasant showing for you and your potential tenants. It also prevents them from distractions so they can focus on the property and what it offers.
Follow Up With Prospective Fort Worth Tenants
The rental market moves quickly in Fort Worth, and you don’t want good tenants to miss out on the opportunity to rent your property. If you’re there in person showing the property, provide all the information that they need and answer any questions. Invite them to complete an application and give them instructions on how to do so.
Keep in touch with tenants after they leave your showing. Find out if they intend to apply for the home or if they have any feedback about what they liked or didn’t like. You can use this information to market your property better.
We’d love to help you show your home. Please contact us at Trend Property & Management. We’re here to help with all your Fort Worth property management needs. We also serve Keller, Saginaw, Hurst, Weatherford, and the surrounding areas.