As a letting or estate agent working in such a competitive market, instructions are crucial in order to grow your business. We at VTUK are aware that finding instructions is becoming more and more difficult as vendors and landlords go online and become harder and harder to find. As well as this, many landlords are … Continue reading How To Gain New Instructions
It's vital you issue the correct "How To Rent Guide" to your tenants before the start of a new or renewed tenancy. With the guide being updated on a regular basis ensuring you're using the correct guide is becoming more and more difficult to keep track of. We recommend setting up a Google Alert to … Continue reading Set Up A Specific Google Alert
As an agent or landlord having a void property could result in a loss of income, therefore avoiding a void property is something you should consider. We've put together some tips you can use to not just avoid a void property but retain your business should you face an empty property. Let To Pets Considering … Continue reading Avoid Void Property
What do I need to do to start operating as an estate agent? Should you work in lettings and wish to go into sales the main thing you should consider in terms of compliance is your AML procedure. As well as compliance, we recommend spending some time researching the sales procedure to ensure you're fully … Continue reading How To Start In Property
Going BANG? We’ve put a list together of things you can do to ensure your letting or estate agency has that extra snap, crackle and pop, whilst also utilising our Openview property software to enhance your marketing. 1 Offer Online As well as offering a traditional high street service, adapt your agency to online. Launch your … Continue reading Who’s Going “BANG”?
Whether it’s your plumber, electrician or painter, communicating with your contractors is often a tricky process. We’ve outlined several things you should consider to achieve effective contractor communication. 1 Plan Plan your communication with contractors before you begin the tenancy, making sure they understand the responsibility they are undertaking. Should they be a company working … Continue reading Contractor Communication
BBQ Safety is crucial whether you're a letting agent or tenant. Should you have supplied your tenants with a BBQ or you just simply want to advise your tenants on how to keep safe when organising a BBQ, we've put together this blog with advice courtesy of Gas Safe Register. Checking Your BBQ Check your BBQ … Continue reading Top Tips To BBQ Safety
When it comes to marketing your agency, "offline" marketing is just as important as your online approach. We've outlined some key things you should consider. 1 Newspapers Some say it's rather an old approach but listing your property in the "local" newspaper is still a very effective method of marketing. 2 Cards If you were … Continue reading In The Community?
Processing the selling and buying process as efficiently as you can is vital, not just to achieve excellent service but to also enhance your reputation in the industry. We've outlined a key timeline you can use when going through the selling or buying process. Advertise Research new business Organise valuation Carry our valuation Chase lead … Continue reading The Moving Process: Your Step By Step Guide
The government has released several "How To" guides for the housing sector. Whether it's buying, selling or letting a property, the guides detail everything your tenants, buyers or vendors need to know. Should you be a letting agent it's important you issue your tenants with a copy of the latest "How To Rent" guide at … Continue reading How To Guides For The Housing Sector