Landlord listing rooms tips
Listing a room can be a competitive scene, but there are several guidelines which you can follow to help increase the interest in your room for rent.
Be clear, accurate and honest
Make sure you are clear about what comes with the room, what the rent covers and what bills are included.
Be honest when listing; don't say that you have a modern contemporary house if it's really not.
When talking about the size of the room, if you are unsure if the room is a double or single then give the rooms dimensions and let the person reading the advert decide if the room is big enough.
If the room is a double then make it clear if you would be willing to rent the room out to a couple, or if the room is only offered to a single person.
Don't just list room details, if you have 3 people living in the house share, then put up a little info about each person such as:
Talk about how great the house is, the local area, how much fun you have living together. It may sound like a cliché, but you're selling a lifestyle not just four walls.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so save some time and add a picture or even multiple pictures of the property, the rooms, and maybe the other tenants.
What are you looking for?
If there are any preferences for the type of housemate you are looking for then add them to your description. For example, are you running a Christian, Jewish or gay flat or house share?
Make sure you can contact as many people as possible
Sign-up as a premium member to make sure you can get in touch with the maximum number of people, doing so will put your room ahead of the competition.
Location, location, location
Location could be a main attraction for your house mate.
Describing your local area and amenities can be especially important for a housemate who does not know the local area.
Make sure you put aside time to allow potential house mates to come and view the house. In addition, try and make sure as many of the current house mates are around to meet the potential new house mate.