What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 4, 2022 2:46 AM|
What to Offer LL Website (by Dee Ann [WI]) Dec 4, 2022 11:27 AM
What to Offer LL Website (by BillW [NJ]) Dec 4, 2022 12:25 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by Jason [VA]) Dec 4, 2022 12:57 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 4, 2022 12:59 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 4, 2022 1:06 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 4, 2022 9:34 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by T [IN]) Dec 5, 2022 7:02 AM
What to Offer LL Website (by Small potatoes [NY]) Dec 5, 2022 10:47 AM
What to Offer LL Website (by WMH [NC]) Dec 5, 2022 1:46 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 5, 2022 5:22 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 5, 2022 11:06 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 6, 2022 8:51 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 6, 2022 9:32 PM
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 2:46 AM
Hello everyone, i am always looking for ways to improve so i am in the process of having a website for my tenants and myself, i am curious to know what things do you offer on your websites as a LL?
I had seen a few from fellow LL here.
Brad's 20,000 I love your website, very informative.
I plan to include: App Process, detailing the steps, Requirements, is a brief description of the criteria, not the complete criteria, Contact Form and Maintenance Request... Also Jason was currently helping me to automate the Pre-Screening, is really awesome how it works, thanks Jason.
What to Offer LL Website (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 11:27 AM
Hi Lordy: I am also in the process of the same. I think it is good to do so.
I thought my lease was comprehensive, but needs so much more, which this group is so graciously teaching what else needs to be included.
I am disheartened that prospects and some of the best "chosen" tenants are either not reading, skimming, forgetting, or ignoring what they have read. That is why it is necessary to reiterate points on a website.
Can we go further in our reiteration? I am learning from a tenant who was once quite defiant and challenged my rules who has done a 180 and has told me she now understands why my rules are what they are. She has also told me that she appreciates, now understands why, and that this is the best rental experience she's ever had (and she's had many).
Now I can name who here will disagree, but dare we add to our website some of the "why" of a particular rule? i.e, take a safety issue smoke detectors, and explain the why. You can think of other areas, this is one example.
What to Offer LL Website (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 12:25 PM
My website is brunswick student housing.
I think good photos is key and even better, a video of your places.
And once you get a website with a company name, set up your company on google and start asking your tenants to write you google review.
I do get a fair amount of contacts from the "schedule a tour" tab.
Make sure you get a website that's easy to change, as you'll be updating availability and rent amounts on a regular basis. And you'll be updating photos when you make improvements to properties.
What to Offer LL Website (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 12:57 PM
I'm not a fan of listing ANY of my criteria in advertisements. If people already know the answers to the test, they know how to answer. For the most part, people don't read advertisements anyways and with an automated system they don't need to.
Cast a big net by letting everybody and their brother-in-law fill out the pre-screener. If they don't meet your criteria, they won't be able to take up a second of your time anyways, so what benefit is there to having a criteria list?
On the website, I would include a walkthrough video for each property as well as good pictures that they can see prior to filling out your questionnaire. --172.58.xxx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 12:59 PM
Dee Ann yes that will be a good idea explaining some of the rules. I had been gathering information for a FAQ and is getting lengthy, i have 47 Q&A right now heheh.
BillW i remember seen your website too and i like it.
Yes i have one of my best friends doing all the coding and all of that and he is showing me what do i need to do and everything. --98.216.xx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 1:06 PM
Jason i once thought that too, but this also help me to weed out lost of unqualified people, and Yes, by the way you explained it make sense what you said.
I have lots of pictures indeed. --98.216.xx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2022 9:34 PM
Thanks for the kind words!
My tip: gremlins rearrange the code on your website when you are not looking. Gotta check it everyday to make sure everything is working.
I lost my web helper so my home postings are just basic info, not the nice page with photos, etc for each home.
Websites take time to manage. But the payoff is worth it.
Prospects START shopping on the internet.
I list 6 basic criteria to help minimize save US time. But people ignore them and still apply and pay.
We verify everything, 19 point criteria checklist, so knowing some criteria in advance has not helped the the baddies.
Just make sure your criteria is approved by the Fair Housing office.. (which it should be anyway!)
What to Offer LL Website (by T [IN]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2022 7:02 AM
Had mine for 13 yrs now... its a must if you have 10 units or more.
Good pics, videos (just upload to youtube), application, rental description.
I have a FAQ page. Goes over pet policy, basic guidelines for approval, etc.
My one suggestion: use the KISS principal. Its a little better now, but when I first started... I built a page, looked great on PC but junk/hard to navigate on a phone. Guess what? its like 90% of all views are on a smart phone now. So make it phone friendly.
Building the website is half the battle. Need to focus on key words, meta tags, and the "background" stuff so Google will see you. You want to make it easy for google to find your site and be compliance with google requirements. --170.203.xxx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2022 10:47 AM
my website just listings. fb has a calendar of events and things going on in the area. remember to make your site mobile ADA friendly because a) tenants are on phones b) you can be sued by trolling lawyers --172.58.xxx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2022 1:46 PM
I took down all of our properties and photos from the website, and just the website to hang our Pre-screen form and application. And soon application will be moving to Buildium.
I was a bit worried about advertising everything we have, especially since they are rarely available. Though anyone can look up who owns what property in our county tax records, I didn't want to wave a red flag in front of bulls: "Hey look what we have and you don't!" if you know what I mean...
I also do not post specific criteria - everything Jason said about that is correct. I've seen people change their info and fill out the pre-screen again if we turned them down, using false info to file the rules, as if we wouldn't notice or remember them!
When we have an availability, the ad and photos go on Craigslist and then is copied to FB, etc. --50.82.xxx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2022 5:22 PM
Brad you welcome, you website covers all and more hehe.
Thanks for the tips.
Yes that is what i do as well list some criteria, but know with Jason automated form this will be more helpful.
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2022 11:06 PM
T i just have 1 multi family, but my plan is to expand.
I am working in the FAQ too. KISS = Keep it simple, Stupid! 1st time i hear about it, thanks.
SMall Potatoes what do you mean i can be sued by trolling lawyers?
WMH Gotcha, never thought about that. --98.216.xx.xxx
What to Offer LL Website (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2022 8:51 PM
Lawyers need money. Many are broke. A big lawyer will hire interns to comb thru ads and websites, even claling tenant, searching for a Mom&Pop who did know the be careful with what they post.
I know a LL who was chased by a big shot who placed ads asking for people who had rented from this LL, join join a class action suit against her.
A slight misuse of words cost her $65,000 to that lawyer.
Some online management programs include a website.
GoDaddy used to have WEBSITE TONIGHT - a quick way to make a basic website.
We only list the homes that are on the market. We take the home listing down when it is rented.
I want prospects focusing on a available homes, not the ones they cannot get. It is simple web work.
Tip: i removed our phone number from ALL advertising inlcuding signs and Zillow. I do NOT want any calls. We post the web address everywhere.
What to Offer LL Website (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2022 9:32 PM
Brad interesting to know,1st time i read that, thanks for sharing.
The phone number i post in the web is a google phone that i can cancel anytime. --98.216.xx.xxx