05 Jul 13
The competition for a clean and comfortable rental property close to amenities has never been fiercer and prospective tenants need every weapon at their disposal to give them the best chance of securing their dream property. The good news is that there is now a new way to automatically book inspections online. It is designed to assist both tenants and agents keep track of bookings, alert everyone to last minute changes and report on the results of inspections to the lessors.
The rental market is changing rapidly and it is now moving quite fast, and old technology like newspaper advertising cannot keep up with the demand for instant information. For agents, processing and responding to the large volumes of enquiries about the best rentals is time consuming. Currently, the only way to be fair about advising which properties are open for inspection and when they are available is to post the information and hope it is seen by tenants.
The problem with this approach arises when the property is leased late in the week and there is no opportunity to advise prospective tenants that the property is no longer available. Tenants arrive at the property to inspect it only to find that it is no longer available. Conversely, agents often open properties in which tenants have indicated interest earlier, only to find that nobody shows up. Both scenarios are frustrating and time wasting for the individuals involved. the problem with this approach is that it is a manual process of creating new inspection times and then hoping that the time is suitable tenants. Often the times are more suitable for the agent.
New Technology Provides a Better Way to Manage Rental Inspections
All Residential Real Estate have found a better way, and along with 150 other industry leaders across Australia, they are using a product called InspectRealEstate (IRE), a system that incorporates two main products, a web page and an app tracker. Tenants register a booking online, and choose the time that is suitable for them or an intention to attend .They receive a confirmation of their booking by SMS or email along with the inspection time, and the opportunity to change their booking if it does not suit them.
If a time has not been set, the system confirms receipt of the tenant's interest, and notifies them automatically when a time has been decided. The agents also receive confirmation of the bookings so they know in advance how many people to expect. Because they have their contact details, they can also reschedule the inspection if necessary, and the tenants are notified automatically.
Smartphones Keep Track of Inspection Data
The online bookings can be made through a website or via a smartphone and the system is available 24/7. Post inspection, tenants are thanked for their attendance by email or SMS and links provided to the application form for those tenants who indicate that they wish to apply. The App Tracker allows agents to manage the large volume of applications .
There are many more features of this excellent new product that is streamlining the application and inspection process for All Residential Real Estate. There are benefits for prospective tenants, agents and owners, and with everything automated, there is no time lag to cause inconvenience for any party. For further details go to www.realestatewollongongnsw. com.au and ask for more information.