This is a house-share situated in Longfield, in the Medway area of Kent. With direct commuter links by rail (42 minutes) and links via the M25 to London, Longfield is well connected and appealing to city commuters. Being a small village with good connections, Longfield provides a rest bite from busy city life and could be an attractive proposition for property investors.
What we like about the listing…
- There are three attractive key points that highlight important features to tenants - “newly decorated”, “garden, garage and parking” and “direct commuter links to London”. This creates the impression of a blank-canvassed, surburban lifestyle with a simple commute for tenants that work in London – an impression that should see a good number of enquiries as a result.
- The photos have been taken with a wide-angled lens, and this really opens up the property. Tenants get to see more of the property this way and the photos show the property in a better light. In fact good photos can increase tenant enquiries by up to 400%.
- Having a floor-plan for a house-share is vital. Seeing where each room sits is important for tenants, it makes it easy for either choosing the right room for them, or seeing where the room available fits in with the rest of the property.
What you can learn from this…
- Key points are a very important part of the listing. Don't just list bits of the property, focus on the really appealing bits, whether it's off-street parking in a busy area of London, or a Jacuzzi in the Cotswolds – make them jump off the page and you should see your tenant enquiries going up.
- If you are letting out a house-share, get a floor-plan. It means the tenants get to see the room in context, meaning they should feel more comfortable about enquiring.