Want to fill your rental units? There really are ways to become the kind of landlord that has current tenants essentially marketing your vacancies on social media. Obviously, building a good, trusting relationship with tenants takes time, but there certainly are ways to speed things up a bit. Here are some ways to become the type of landlord that tenants will brag about on social media.
- Remember your tenants’ names and use them.
- Remember that first job in customer service? Treat your tenants like the customers they are.
- Today’s tenants expect prompt return texts. Give them your cell number. Text back as soon as you can. If you’re not a frequent texter, just communicate that with them. Let them know the best way to get ahold of you.
- If you aren’t always available, make sure that they have the number of a backup person they can call or text if they need something.
- Always follow through on your promises, which means never promising something you can follow through on.
- Make repairs in a timely manner.
- Maintain a clean building both inside and outside.
- Create picturesque areas of the property they can be proud of and post on social media.
- Create outdoor spaces for entertaining, BBQs, and relaxing.
- Create a Facebook group for announcements, events, and questions.
- Create a website for your tenants and become a resource for resources. Know what is out there. Does your county offer a group prescription discount? Make sure to let them know on the website. Do you have an in on a great agent for renters’ insurance? Pass that info along.
- Introduce your tenants to other friendly tenants.
- If you find local coupons, pin them to a community corkboard or pass them along directly.
- Host a monthly movie night.
- Host a monthly BBQ.
- Accept payment by Venmo, PayPal or other web platforms.
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