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Avoiding Vacant Clear Lake Rental Properties with Proper Signage

avoiding vacant clear lake rental propertiesVacant Clear Lake rental properties can be extremely expensive for a property investor. Does the vacancy period of your property reach a couple of weeks? If so, it could cost you the profit for a whole year just to get back the cost. And if you have a mortgage to pay, it could be even worse! You need to find qualified residents to move into your vacant rental properties fast. And you can shorten the time between a resident finding your property and that resident signing a lease, by placing a good signage for all to see.

Proper signage can attract residents to rent from your property, and it’s one of the easiest things you can do. In most cases, when a “For Rent” sign is visible, prospective residents get interested in learning more. But if your sign isn’t visible, if it’s not clear, if it’s not readable, or even if it’s just not pleasing to the eye, then the sign would not help you at all. In fact, it would dissuade people from asking for more information. You must make it easy to go from finding your property to learning more about it. And if the process is easy then more people would inquire about it. And if more people would inquire about the property then your vacant Clear Lake rental properties wouldn’t stay vacant for very long.

Professional Signs

Have a professionally done “For Rent” sign to attract residents to rent. It should have clean and legible text, a minimalist design; something that communicates professionalism. Some owners settle for scribbling their phone number on a piece of plywood, or even worse, cardboard. Then they’ll prop it against the mailbox so that people can read it. A notch above this is buying a “For Rent” sign at a hardware store. However, these pre-made signs usually don’t have much free space to write down any additional information. These signs do not attract residents to rent. On the flip side, a credible property management company will take their signages seriously. They will have made signages professionally with a credible name and useful information. These factors would help renters trust you enough to call and find out more.

Proper Visibility

The function of a sign is to be visible to people. It should be easy to find and easy to read without the person having to go out of their way just to find it or read it. Some owners put their tiny “For Rent” signs in their windows or somewhere near the house— still in a secluded place. This will not shorten the period of vacant Clear Lake rental properties. In fact, this may lengthen it. The proper way to display your sign is to make it as visible as possible to your prospective renters. You should place it as close to the street as you can. Also, place the sign in an area that is free from clutter, free from trees or plants, and able to stand on its own out in the open. When you have your sign standing in the most optimal place, you can make it more eye-catching by tying balloons to it or placing anything else that would make it stand out from the ordinary yard signs. Now there is a synergy at play with this tandem. The great signage paired with the great curb appeal would do wonders in attracting residents to rent from your property.

Important Details

Displaying the main features of your property is very important to help you avoid vacant Clear Lake rental properties. These details are the answers to the first questions residents usually have. “How many bedrooms are there? How many bathrooms? How much is the rent and will it cover the utilities?” And lastly, include your phone number or email address so they can contact you. If there is still room on the sign, also place information that would make your property stand out. Place details for any recent upgrades you’ve done or any improvements you’ve made to your property. But if there is no more room on the sign, then you could attach a plastic holder to put flyers in. This way, people can take a flyer and bring it with them.

A sign can go a long way to attracting residents to rent. It may just be a simple sign, but it makes it easy for people to get the information they need to decide whether they are interested enough to contact you. As you make things easier for the prospective resident with your proper signage, your rental vacancy time will plummet. Vacant Clear Lake rental properties will no longer worry you ever again.

Do you want to learn more? There are many ways we can help improve your property investment and avoid vacant Clear Lake rental properties. Examine the options that Real Property Management Prestige has available for you. Contact us online or call us at 281-532-5455 to schedule a free assessment of your rental property today!

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