Online Viewings are on the Increase! Tips to prepare your property

Whilst high levels of activity continue within the property market, there have been great reductions in the number of initial property viewings that are done in person, due to the current restrictions. So, if you’re a landlord looking to let your property, the way it is presented through the use of great photos or video, is now more important than ever. Below, MOVR offers some advice to landlords on preparing a property to be filmed or photographed to make a stand-out first impression.

Imagine your potential tenant walking through your property - It’s very important to make sure that your potential tenant gets a sense of the space available in the property. For example, some tenants may value the close proximity of a bathroom to a bedroom, or patio doors leading out from the living room. These features are much easier to demonstrate with doors that have been left open and curtains drawn back, especially when a 360o tour or video is being taken.

Ensure the property is clean and tidy – A great tenant could be deterred from making any further enquiries about your property if they think it looks dirty or uncared for. This may also signal to them that it’s not been maintained well, even if it has. It’s therefore very important to give the property a good clean and declutter before any photographs or videos are taken.

Consider how the property is being marketed – Be sure to check the way your letting agent is describing the property and ensure that the key features they mention are well presented using the photos and videos available to your potential tenants. If the property is great for families, because of the number or size of the bedrooms or perhaps a garden space, then be sure that any photos or video highlight these key features of the property. If it is more suitable for professional tenants who might be on the lookout for somewhere to work from home, you could stage a room as an office to give an immediate impression of the suitability of the space on offer.

Prepare for in-person viewings to come. If the photos and video have gained the interest of a potential tenant, they will most likely want to view the property in person, so it’s important to maintain the positive impression they already have. Ensure that you follow similar steps, as above, to prepare for in-person viewings and, of course, adopt the necessary guidelines to avoid the transmission of the coronavirus.

If you’d like to find out about how MOVR can help you market to find tenants for your property, simply contact us using the form below.