What Makes a Good Letting Agent?

With so many letting agents out there to choose from, it can be tough to know which one is going to be right for you. Now, it is perhaps worth noting at this stage that it is very much about a personal choice. The letting agent that may be right for one property may not necessarily be right for another. That is why we have put together this guide for you. We want to give you a few of the things that you want to think about.

They deal with the property that you need to have rented

Now, a key part of being a letting agent is knowing the market. By knowing the market, a letting agent will be able to ensure that they get the maximum rent price for the property that you are renting out. Basically, you need to know that they are going to be able to do a sterling job in analysing the market. They need to have an understand of the way in which the Bristol market works.

This leads us onto our point here. It is important that they have experience renting out your specific type of property. After all, if you have a six bedroom house that you are looking to fill, do you really want to be trusting that property to a letting agent that only ever deals with flats?

They have an ability to fill up the property quickly

It is important that you look for an experienced letting agent. You see, an experienced letting agent will have a ton of contacts in the industry already. This means that, more often than not, they will have your property filled up quickly. This is fantastic! The higher the occupancy in your property, the better things are going to be for you. After all, an empty property is not going to make much money, right?

In addition to this, a good letting agent (i.e. one that is experienced) will know what to look for in a prospective tenant. They will be able to determine whether somebody is going to be right for the property or not. This is incredibly important. Good tenants tend to stick around a lot longer. They are less likely to cause issues too. Since these letting agents will have been in the business for an incredibly long time, they will know which people are going to be right for your property. Again, this is something that you really, really want to happen! Once again; if you have a lower occupancy in your property, you are not going to be making that much money, are you?

Remember; it is worth putting in time and effort to find the perfect letting company. We know that there are a few out there to choose from. However, in many cases, it may be worth letting your property stay empty for a week or so longer. It will be worth it when you find a letting agent that is able to extract maximum value from the property that you own!