There’s no doubt that choosing the right Leicester Letting Agent for you is no insignificant task as a landlord. It’s so important to find a reliable service who you can trust to help maximise the potential of your property. But does it always need to be difficult?
To assist in your selection process, we’ve put you together a go-to-guide on all the things worth considering and undertaking to find the right letting agents in Leicestershire – giving you the blueprint to finding a company who’s going to suit the needs of you and your property down to a tee.
What Landlord services do you require?
Whilst many people often presume that renting out their property is an easy way of providing instant income, many Leicester landlords come to realise that choosing to invest in a Leicester letting agent is the ideal way to help maximise the potential of their property, whilst simultaneously minimising the time and stress they’re having to invest within it.
Different letting agents offer a variety of services, so it is vital that you choose the one who is going to offer everything that you require. As standard, a Leicester letting agent like Open House will market the property for you, organise the viewing, get references from your tenants and draw up a bespoke tenancy agreement for you. Then, depending on the level of service which the landlord requires, they will also assist in the managing of the property and sorting out any maintenance issues – whilst also dealing with the tenant directly, providing a welcome experience on your behalf.
Does your Leicester Letting Agent know your local area?
In order to rent your property out as quickly as possible and yield the optimum turnover on your investment, it is invaluable to select a Leicester letting agent who has a strong knowledge of the local area and can simultaneously offer maximum exposure on your property so its showcased in a presentable way to as many eyes as possible.
Open House’s letting services are offered by a nationally renowned company throughout Leicestershire, so please get in touch if you want a free rental evaluation on a property on any of the following areas:
Do they have a good online presence?
In our digital age, finding a letting agent who has a bold, visible presence online is one of the biggest factors in the successful renting of a property. There are dozens of property portals online which advertise to potential tenants – so the choosing the right platforms is the best approach to take comes to a high-quality online presence.
And we practice what we preach: to ensure for maximum visibility of your listing, Open House have partnerships with 93% of these major property portals – including Rightmove, Zoopla, and Prime Location. This means that your property has a great chance of getting found by Google – receiving over 80 million searches a month on average!
Finding expert advice you can trust
It’s useful to envision you and the agent as being as part of the same team. You will be working in partnership to find a suitable tenant who will pay the best price for your property within a time-frame that suits you and your situation. You’re far more likely to succeed in doing this if you work closely together, so picking a Leicester estate agent that you feel you can trust and work well with long-term should never be understated.
Receiving a personal recommendation from a family member or friend is one good way to instill a bit of initial confidence that you’ve chosen a reputable company – as is assessing online reviews and ratings. Whilst it doesn’t necessarily mean that their experience will be replicated identically in yours, it can still provide an indication of the professionalism and performance of the company in comparison to other established Leicester estate agents. If you need to pull on other services as a landlord, such as skip hire, redecorating, or general property advice, your estate agent should point you in the right direction.
Receiving a personalised service
The most Leicester letting agents will offer landlords a dedicated personal agent who will be alongside you throughout the entire process and is always available to go the extra mile for yourself and the property. Those who choose to invest in Open House Estate Agents will benefit from:
– Accompanied viewings to actively sell or let your property
– Flexible viewing appointments available in days, evenings and during weekend to find the right buyer or tenant
– A 24/7 buyer enquiry line to provide round the clock support and ensure that you never miss a serious enquiry
Based around the needs, circumstances and goals of your letting situation, a personalised letting agent will guarantee that everything they do is dedicated to finding the right tenant, for the right price, as quickly as possible.
Getting the right valuation
Pinpointing the worth of your property may seem like a straightforward task, however, the industry experience your letting agents has is a huge factor in making sure that your property isn’t priced out of the market or undersold (losing you potential earnings).
There are numerous factors which are taken into consideration when valuing a property, all of which are going to be specific to you and your house’s precise situation. Because of this, we recommend that you don’t solely place your trust in an instant online valuation which many estate agents offer – it simply wouldn’t do your property justice.
Ultimately, it will be hugely beneficial in the long run to receive an in-person valuation by an experienced Leicester letting agent who knows your local area like the back of their hand and can take a realistic view of the rental income you and your property has the potential to achieve.
Ready to maximise your property’s potential? Get the ball rolling; give us a call on 0116 243 7938 or simply complete our enquiry form below to set-up Your Free Rental Valuation. With no obligation, one of our expert, friendly Leicester letting agents can offer you an initial rough valuation, answer any potential queries you have and see if you’d prefer a personal visit to give the most accurate rental valuation possible.