1. Be ready for tenants’ questions
2. Consider asking some pre-qualifying questions
3. If you have a lot of interest, think about holding group viewings
Other things to think about:
Help your current tenants tidy up, if needs be, and don’t forget the outside. "Kerb appeal" is as important when you’re renting as when you’re buying.
Know how much council tax and bills are likely to be. Even better, provide a short information sheet with all the relevant information including local pubs, restaurants, where the buses go to, if there is any parking (and if parking permits are needed) and how long it takes to get the to the nearest tube or train station.
Consider asking some pre-qualifying questions to rule out any unsuitable tenants saving everyone’s time: does the tenant smoke, have pets, who will be moving in, do they have children? work?
Group viewings are where everyone turns up at the same time. It can save time and encourages the competitive instinct in your future tenants.
Text viewers the day before you are due to meet to confirm time and continued interest: this should cut down no-shows
If your tenant asks any questions respond quickly. Be aware that tenants typically see between three and six properties before choosing one so you need to work fast to retain their interest