In this video, I highlight what to do if you're entering Fall with a vacant (or soon to be vacant) home.
- Taking Pictures: Try to do so before you begin packing. If you can, declutter and depersonalize the home (take down family photos that you wouldn't want published online). The home does not need to be vacant before listing. Listing while you're still occupying the home will help reduce the time the home spends on the market.
- Setting Showings: When the first interested parties begin to call, set the showings at least 48-hours out. This will give others the opportunity to call and you can establish a block of showings. This will allow prospective tenants to see each other looking and create a sense of urgency, as well as showing the desirability of your home.
- This is a big one: PRICE. When pricing the home, you need to be aggressive! Over-valuing the home at this time of the year and you will risk having the home sit vacant deep into the year. A $100 reduction can be the difference between an immediate renter or a vacant home through the winter.
- Lease Term: When offering lease terms, suggest 6 OR 18-month leases instead of the more common 12 and 24-months. This will align your next vacancy with the Spring/Summer cycle when there is more demand. This will also allow for higher rent prices and assist in limiting the vacancy period when it does come around.
Following these steps should allow for a quicker rental and limit your vacancy. If you'd prefer we do the work, visit our website at www.FlatFeeLandlord.com and click on the blue, "Get a Free Quote" button.
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