Whether you are renting out short or long-term,  there are some all around do’s and don’ts you should follow!

Follow these proven strategies when listing your property, and it will positively increase the amount views you’re getting-

DO! take a variety of pictures  – listing with nice pictures generally get more views

DONT! post undesirable pictures – Don’t post photos of messy rooms and clutter, and let in that light. Dark photos feel gloomy and sad. 

DO! have a creative title

DONT! use ALL CAPS in the description – You may think its an effective way to demand attention, but it is hard the eyes and there are far better ways to do it.

DO! remember your target market – Are you renting to elderly holiday goers, or families? Is this a short-term or long-term rental?

DONT! Leave your add up after your property is rented – if you’ve found your tenants, take it offline.

DO! Set a fair rental price – Research comparable properties, and price your rental competitively. 

DONT! Discriminate against tenants – There are laws against discrimination and these must be followed.

DO! Look at other rental ads – What are others offering? Free WIFI, low deposit, shorter contracts?

DONT! exaggerate or misrepresent your property – Make sure all information you give is accurate and up-to-date. 

DO! use bullet points – Bulleted lists are much easier to read than a large paragraph of text. 

DONT! Be slow when replying to inquiries – Reply promptly! Otherwise, tenants may find another rental as they are probably looking at more then one option.

DO! review listing before posting – Make sure all your information is correct, especially your contact information!

DONT! use excessive amount of abbreviations – Everybody may not understand your abbreviations, so keep it simple. 

Follow these proven strategies and increase attention to your online listing!

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