If you are new to renting or perhaps even a veteran renter and have rented for years, chances are some of the policies or requirements make you go “hmmmmm”. There are so many factors that go into renting policies between the investor/owner, Management Company, the tenant, the time of year, the location, type of property, local regulations, etc. so I thought that it may be nice to give some “behind the scenes” answers to some commonly asked questions.
I liken good property photography to curb appeal of a property. If the prospect drives by and it looks terrible, they aren’t going to call or make an offer. If the advertising photos on the internet are dark, out of focus, flipped sideways, or show it in an undesirable condition, the prospect isn’t going to call, make an offer or even drive by!
I have outlined below a few quick rules and tricks that I’ve learned when doing property photography to make the property have great “electronic curb appeal”, attract better prospects, increase interest and over rent or sell the property faster.
When I was a kid and was overwhelmed, my mom would say, how would you eat an elephant, would you swallow it whole? I mean that sounds awful, eating and elephant and all, but as a kid, it is a great visual! No, you would have to take it one bite at a time. Sometimes as adults, we forget that categorizing and breaking down big tasks into smaller bite sized chunks is the best way to function and get things done without having the elephant sit on you and crush you! So, in honor of National Son’s and Daughter’s day today and the inevitable back to school looming around the corner, let’s help our littles (and bigs) break down back to school so it isn’t an elephant, but a nice manageable, tasty snack!
Today I had a packed day, from 7am – 6pm. I was rushing from an appointment on one end of the valley to the other (a 1.5 hour commute with no time to spare) and got stuck right in the middle of the Tour de Utah at the peak of a mountain climb. At first I was so frustrated that how on earth, in this entire state could I get stuck the 30 minutes that this race passed through, the top of the mountain. But then, when the cop waived me off the road and I had no choice but to sit there and watch, I was inspired and grounded. I learned a few lessons today…