Buying a property can, even at the best of times, be a daunting and frustrating experience without the right advice.
For landlords looking to let their properties, the first step is to ascertain its rental value. At Fidu Properties, our agents can help you obtain a trustworthy property appraisal. Using the valuation results, you will gain insight into the state of the real estate market at the time of letting and your property’s position within the market’s spectrum.
An important step of the process is to choose an agent to facilitate letting. When deciding on which agent you want to assist you, the key aspect is trust. At Fidu Properties, our priority is to attain the best deal for our clients and demonstrate empathy for their requirements. The professional and expert advice you will receive from the agents at Fidu is unmatched; we will work at your pace and cater to your needs.
It is your responsibility as the owner of the property to get it ready for viewings. As a general rule, if you are living in the property you should:
- Declutter the environment
- Open windows to let in natural light
- Add fresh flowers and plants
- Keep private items out of the line of sight
If your property is vacant:
- Deep-clean the property
- Paint the walls
- Confirm that the utilities are working
After your property is ready for viewings, you can give your agent the go-ahead. They will then proceed to list your property on a variety of platforms.
A key step in this process that can decide the speed at which your property is let is marketing. At Fidu Properties, our dedicated in-house marketing team has a keen understanding of the real estate industry and deliver the most effective strategies for lead generation through digital marketing, SEO, google analytics and more.
After the listing has been made and our marketing team broadcasts the property, your agent will schedule viewings. It is essential to have the property ready for viewings at all times of the day. At Fidu, our agents are extremely professional and efficient - they will arrive early for every viewing and make sure that it is tidy and presentable.
Your agent will convey all the offers made on your property to you. Your agent will guide you through the sea of offers and help you choose the one that is best for you and your requirements.
Once you’ve accepted an offer, a tenancy contract will be drawn up. A security deposit - usually one month’s rent - is paid by the tenant into your account. The contract is then signed and your tenant will schedule a moving-in date. You will need to provide your tenant with any access keys, swipe cards or parking information they will need once they move in.
Congratulations! You have successfully let your property and can enjoy the return on your investment.