Have a diary set-up so that you can manage your viewings. For each potential tenant make sure that you have taken their name and number just in case you have to re-arrange the appointment, and also in case they are late and have just got lost.
Before a viewing
- Have a print out of your property details as they may want to take this away.
- A blank piece of paper so that you can take any notes while you are showing the tenants around.
- All the doors are shut so that you can present the room to them. If all the doors are open it is too much for someone to take in all at once.
- You have planned a route through the property.
- You have prepared your property.
Showing people around
- Always lead the tenants through the property. Therefore when you open a door to the room you enter first, pointing out all the positive points of the room.
- If a room is too small to fit everybody in then allow the tenants to enter the room while you stand outside pointing out all the positive points.
- During the course of viewing gather some information about the tenant for example.
- About their job.
- When are they looking to move.
By gathering information about the tenant, may determine who you rent to if you have several potentials.
After a Viewing
After 2 days if the potential tenant has not contacted you then contact them to see if they are interested, and if not just to get some constructive feedback.