How to Prepare for a Rental Property Tour

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A property tour is arguably one of the most important factors in successfully securing renters for your client’s property. It’s an occasion to show your client’s property at its best, one that hopefully ends in a new tenant.

However, you may be wondering:

    • How can I be prepared for a property tour?
    • What can help me to stand out from other properties?

If you’ve found yourself wondering these very questions, you’re not alone. This article will provide readers with insight in order to have a successful property tour experience.

How to Have a Successful Rental Property Tour

Simply showing up on the day of the tour with information about the property isn’t enough. A property tour manager or realtor must show prospective renters that they really care and that they’re not just another applicant. To successfully complete a property tour:

1. Preparation is Key

To prepare for a property tour, the real estate agent must be well-prepared. They should be aware of how much time they have for the tour and how many people plan to attend.

Make sure to do your research and be knowledgeable about the property and surrounding area.  It may be beneficial to have a Frequently Asked Questions sheet for those who attend the property tour to answer any questions they may have. In addition to research on local schools and parks, ask your landlord client for their favorite local hotspots and help start their landlord-tenant relationship on the right foot.

2. Consider Your Prospective Tenants

When thinking about prospective tenants, ask yourself:

    • Who will be attending the property tour?
    • What might they be particularly interested in?
    • What is there about the property that will appeal to them?

Considering your applicant’s wants and needs can go a long way to filling a vacancy. For example, if any of your applicants have pets, highlighting the spacious backyard may go a long way.

It will also be beneficial to know about the closest shopping centers, malls, supermarkets, banks, and so on. Rental applicants may also wonder about public transportation. Knowing whether or not the neighborhood has access to public transit just may seal the deal for a potential renter.

3. Be Efficient

When preparing for your property tour, efficiency is key. Small mishaps throughout the day may ruin chances with a prospective renter.

A good real estate agent should be knowledgeable about the surrounding area and what it has to offer prospective tenants. Or better yet, find out what aspects of a neighborhood are important to them beforehand and include that on the tour.

Be sure to have contact information for the landlord or their representative. If there is sincere interest, they’ll need this information once they sign the lease.

When preparing for your property tour, efficiency is key. Small mishaps throughout the day may ruin chances with a prospective renter.

A good real estate agent should be knowledgeable about the surrounding area and what it has to offer prospective tenants. Or better yet, find out what aspects of a neighborhood are important to them beforehand and include that on the tour.

Be sure to have contact information for the landlord or their representative. If there is sincere interest, they’ll need this information once they sign the lease.

Go the Extra Mile

Think about what makes a rental property tour experience stand out. This may be as simple as providing snacks and bottles of water to those who attend the property tour. Be sure to be enthusiastic about the space and highlight all the area’s amenities, such as restaurants or parks.

Have you recently held a property tour? What tips might you have for real estate agents holding property tours? Please let us know in the comments below!

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