This Is How The Best Renters Stand Out & Win

Calling all renters! If you’ll be searching for a new home in the next few months, I’m about to introduce you to your new secret weapon. Why will you need a secret weapon?

The rental market is really busy, which means the rules are changing. If you want to score a great home and avoid a lot of headache, there are a few facts you must know:

• There are more renters (read: competitors) than the last time you searched
• The best homes are rented to new tenants within a week after being listed
• Average applicants usually settle with a boring, average, or overpriced home

I’m a city renter myself, and I’m well aware of the frustrations and problems we face in the hunt for a new place. When you’re competing to rent a home that’s in great demand, you need more than the law of averages on your side.

• How do you stand apart from the other 20 people that also applied?
• How do you convey that you are the best possible tenant?
• How can you AVOID rental application hell & paying numerous application fees?

There is one easy answer for all of these questions: you need to stack the deck in your favor by being organized and standing out!

To stand out, you need a “Rental Resume”! Let me show why, and how it can drastically help you. Continue reading

Spring clean 2014: checklist for winning rental photos

In the age of the internet, your online ads can easily be maximized to attract great renters quickly! 

Copyright Ashley Wilson 2014. Copy only with property citation.

Copyright Ashley Wilson 2014. Copy only with property citation.

This is a photo I took of a place earlier this year. It didn’t look this way when I arrived yet the photo still came out looking great. Taking awesome photos of your property is an easy, no-brainer way to snag renters fast. So why do even professionals get caught submitting horrible photos to their local MLS? One can only assume it’s because no one has simplified the process in an easy way.

So without further ado, here is a checklist designed to force great rental photos every single time.

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Following a few simple steps when you take your listing photos will help you showcase the great features of your property and attract renters easily. If you missed what I posted last week, start with the link below.

See more great tips on rental ads that work here