Tips on Starting the Rental Business
Posted on Feb 14 2012 at 06:06:52 AM in How-To
There was a period in my life when I just entered the rental business even though now it seems that I am a professional landlord having every part of the process under control. When it comes to renting an apartment in Melbourne, I have people who advertise the property for me, people who welcome new guests at the apartment and people who do the vacate cleaning Melbourne afterwards. But when I just started I didn’t know anything and just observed how the property managers work.
The trick is not to try doing everything at once and another advice would be not to take more than one apartment from the beginning, the exception can be two apartments located in the same building, so that it’s easier for you to maintain them and you can save some time as you don’t need to travel to another part of the city. Remember that good pictures of your property are really important as in most of the cases they are the reason why someone wants to stay at your property. When taking pictures, even if you don’t have a professional camera and a talent of a photographer, at least clean the room before and make sure no rubbish and other stuff gets into the picture. Another thing is decorations, they should be there, but there shouldn’t be too much of them, so that your guests feel like at home, not like in the museum.
When it comes to end of lease cleaning Melbourne, find a company or a private cleaner and sign a contract with them so that you can get some volume discounts in the future and you always have a cleaner to call in case of urgent arrival of an important guest. You can also have an agent welcoming the guests later, but in the beginning you can also do it yourself and save some money, however it is time consuming, so if you have another job it can be challenging to go to another area just for 10 minutes every couple of days.