Having a letting agent who fills you with confidence is an essential part of being a landlord, whether you’re an old hand or just starting out.
But how do you choose who to work with when you’ve got no idea what an agent is really like until you’ve given them your keys? Well, there are some tell-tale signs that make it easy to spot the best letting agents, including:
These are the star qualities to look for, and in this week’s blog we explore them in more detail so you can pick the best letting agent for you and build a relationship to last for many years.
While being professional and experienced doesn’t always translate to high performance, it is the essential foundation of a letting agent you can have faith in. So use the following five must-haves to build your shortlist.
The question to ask yourself is: what’s the point in accepting anything less? We don’t think you should, and using an agent with all of these sorted is a great way to get set for success.
You don’t have to wait to give your property to a letting agent to find out whether they’ve got a positive attitude. Before making your choice, look out for things like:
Enthusiasm is like sunshine and totally infectious: if your letting agent is enthusiastic about your property and towards their customers, it gives you a lift, rubs off on tenants, and makes everything more enjoyable.
Trust is earned when people do what they say they’ll do and exceed expectations. The same is true for letting agents, and there are lots of little clues that help you gauge their integrity before committing to work with them. Do they:
It all comes down to having an agent who leaves you comfortable and confident at every turn, and their actions speak volumes in showing you their true character.
Getting things right and being thorough costs nothing at all. And when your letting agent pays attention to detail, it makes a world of difference to who ends up living at your property and how profitable it is. So look at things like their:
Airtight admin and enlightening advice set the good letting agents apart, so don’t be scared to ask them how they handle things behind the scenes to get the full picture.
The dictionary definition of competence is “the ability to do something successfully or efficiently”. For letting agents, that comes down to the way they’re set up for things like:
Finally, check how far your letting agent is from your property. From viewings to move-ins and mid-tenancy inspections, they need to be on hand when it counts to be efficient and effective.
Are you looking for a letting agent in the Wilton & Salisbury area?
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