Advertising Tips for your Utah Rental
Nothing puts a landlord on edge quite like a vacant unit. With no income coming in and expenses piling up, most want nothing more than a phone call from a qualified prospect to put their mind at ease. Sometimes getting your property rented quickly is as simple as well written ad copy and strong sales skills. Use these tips when marketing your vacancies.
Start with the basics – Good copywriting is certainly an acquired skill, but you’d be surprised how often even basic information is missing from Utah rental property listings. Always include the rental amount, property address, and property specifics like bed/bath and square footage.
Highlight features and benefits – Even the least desirable unit has some benefits and it’s your job to discover and highlight these. Top floor units typically have views, ground floor units are easily accessible without stairs, and homes on a busy street are closer to bus lines and freeway entrances. Every property has something that makes it unique and attractive.
Provide lots of information – The more details your provide, the more a prospect knows if your unit is the right fit for them. Items you should provide include detailed photos, lease terms and deposits, application process details, etc. Being this specific may limit your total number of showings, but you’ll find that the prospects who do contact you are much more qualified.
Sell to your audience – When showing your vacancies, try to point out features that will be important to each individual prospect. If you are showing the home to parents with young children, point out safety features like a fenced in yard. If your prospect is a student, highlight how close the unit is to public transportation that goes by the university. By tailoring your presentation to your audience, you will find your vacancies being filled faster.
Having unoccupied rental units can be very stressful for Utah landlords, but there are some simple things you can do to help fill them quickly. Follow these tips next time you post your vacancy and watch how quickly it gets filled.