Writing your room to let advert
How to get your advert noticed?
Your advert needs to give the potential tenants a good initial insight into the room and the property. Short description like “got three rooms available, 2 singles, 1 double near Liverpool city centre” won’t get the effect you need.
Giving good information at this point and being enthusiastic about what you’re offering will get you the best calibre of tenants viewing your property.
- Adding photos will give tenants a good insight if the property is right for them and will ultimately get your rooms rented. Some photo tips:
- Take pictures in good daylight and turn on lighting to get the best clear photos. Don’t take photos at night time as these tend to come out a lot worse with bad lighting.
- Keep curtains and blinds open to let the daylight in.
- Give the room and house a tidy and remove clutter before taking photos.
- Shoot multiple pictures of your property and choose the pictures that show your property off the best.
- Upload at least 4 photos, the more the better.
- Add captions to your photos in the relevant box when uploading them i.e. kitchen, double room.
Below is a list to give you a head start on what to mention and add. If you need more inspiration check out adverts similar to yours.
- Size of the room
Is it spacious or is it a small easy to maintain room?
- What’s in the room?
Is it furnished, what’s the bed size?
- About the local area
Do you live in a nice area, is there stuff to do?
- About the property
A flat or house, is it spacious, has it got a communal room, garden or yard?
- Are you a live-in landlord?
Is the property owner-occupied?
- Who currently lives there and what do they do for a living?
What are the current housemates like, do they work, what do they do?
- What’s nearby?
e.g. University, shops, town etc. What selling points are there?
- Commuting options
Are you near bus routes, near the train station etc?
- Do you have any pets?
If so what, you don’t have to mention molly the goldfish, but definitely mention any other pets.
Do you like to chat, or maybe want to go for a drink with your future flatmates?
- Facilities on offer
En-suite bathroom, washing machines, housekeeper?
- Do you like an odd party?
Would you mind an odd party?
- What kind of house mate are you looking for?
Someone the same age as you or the same interests etc.
- Target your market
If most people renting rooms in your area are students, then make your advert appeal to them. Show them the benefits e.g. distance to local college, uni.
- Do you like a clean and tidy household?
Do you mind the odd plate or are you looking for really tidy?
- Update your advert
If you think of something else you missed out on your ad, edit it. This will also bring you back to the top of the listings.
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