Mary (not her real name) recently approached me for some help. She was moving to the Southern Highlands from interstate with her young family. She planned to rent for about two years. Being a long-term rental, it was important to her that it was the right property. Moving twice with a young family is not ideal.
I was delighted to assist her, not just with inspections, but also with searches.
How did I do more than Mary to search for a rental property?
Well, here's a few other things that I did:
- I contacted all of the local property managers to explore what properties might be coming up that were not yet on the market
- I contacted all of the local sales agents to understand which properties had recently sold to investors
- I contacted my network of buyer's agents to see if any of their investor clients had recently purchased
- Examined my database for leads
You can appreciate that there is far more to a rental search service than a simple browse through the internet for rental properties.
Having found and short-listed properties, I was now ready to inspect them for Mary. Mary received a detailed property inspection report, complete with photos. It's not uncommon for there to be around 50 photos per property inspected.
I love to help people with their rental searches. Finding a great rental property can be challenging, frustrating and at times lead people to feelings of despair and desperation. I can alleviate my clients of all of those feelings and present solutions instead.