All of our user statistics point in the same direction: Landlords waste precious time answering an unnecessary overload of questions asked by potential tenants about their listing. Not to mention redundant viewings that could have been avoided by comprehensive descriptions and more pictures in the listing.
10 THINGS YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IN THE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR LISTING
Skip all the unwanted questions by following our advice in the list below
Everything that can clarify your property's attributes is desirable. Having that said, there are some things that can be more valuable than other. Everything that "stands out" should be mentioned - both positive and negative. It will save you a lot of time if you are straight forward and clear.
- If you don't have a washing machine in your home, please briefly describe the laundry room. Is it in the same house? Easy to book a time? How many machines?
- Amazing ceiling height? Write it!
- If you're subletting the apartment furnished - are you leaving kitchen supplies? is there a TV? Or is it anything else that may be helpful for the tenant to know?
- Does the rent include high speed internet or is it basic?
- Balcony and if there is any sun on it.
- Can you describe the area? Most people who view your listing have never lived in the area. Is it "quiet and nice with closeness to green areas" or maybe "close to everything"?
- How about public transport? This is often requested university cities and in bigger cities.
- Is it possible to have a car? Is there available parking space, or maybe even two?
- If you are looking for a roommate, it is important to describe the shared areas. Other limitation or extra nice conditions for the tenant are also good to add
- A picture says more than a 1000 words - below are 5 tips to get a great photo, don't miss out!
You can always reach out to us via our live chat if you feel unsure what to write and want us to take a look.
5 PHOTO TIPS WHEN SUBLETTING
The best way to get people interested in and apply to your listing is to showcase it with pictures - and preferably more than one. This is of course free of charge so don't be afraid to add lots of pictures! Here is Qasa's best practice when it comes to your listing and pictures:
1. A rule of thumb: upload 10 photos.
Yes, it may seem like a lot if you “only” have a studio or one-bedroom apartment, but remember, someone needs to get an understanding of the entirety of the apartment through your photos. This includes the surrounding area, staircase, hallway, ect.
2. Take at least two pictures of the kitchen from different angles.
Both small and large kitchens need at least two photos of the kitchen to get an understanding of what utensils are included in the kitchen and how the kitchen looks relative to the apartment.
3. The first picture should be the best picture of your apartment.
This generally means a balcony photo or, if you have a nice kitchen, a kitchen photo. Basically, the place in the apartment where you directly feel, “I want to hang out here!”
4. Arrange the rest of the pictures according to how a visitor would view the apartment when taking a tour.
Begine with a picture from the outside, with the door open. Then the hallway, and then the room that you can see a bit of from the hall. You understand the point. Just move systematically through the residence. If you have a balcony or a very nice view, don’t forget them!
5. Make the pictures more “fresh” with an easy tweak.
What makes real estate photos so great? They always look so bright and fresh. There is never a yellow reflection from the toilet.
Of course, the realtors use good cameras and light sources, but this isn’t necessary for a good picture. If you only have a smart phone camera there is an easy way to emulate this. Regardless of whether you are editing on your phone or computer, there should be an enhancer/edit function called “white balance”. Try raising that. The photos get “colder” much more fresher and real estate like.