In the present day, remote working and reliable connectivity are more crucial than ever. At Holmes Estate Agents, we believe technology is integral to the further development of the letting market. We are pleased to say we have helped many landlords and tenants in London, and we aim to utilise technology to ensure we provide clients with the best standard of service.
Recent Government guidance on the letting and property market will influence behaviour. This is why it is vital to recognise the Government has advocated virtual viewings.
The viewing stage is vital when letting a rental property
Whether you are talking about the property or lettings market, the viewing stage is essential for all parties. The letting industry should look to capitalise on the improving standard of video content, and heightened demand for this sort of communication.
Given the increased numbers of people working from home and the growth in confidence of people using this technology, prospective tenants will want to see rental properties via video link.
There will be a growth in demand for virtual video tours of rental property
Some of the ways video will become more commonplace in the rental industry include:
· Live “open house” sessions
· Question and Answer sessions
· Tenants communicating with landlords/agents via video connectivity
· Video walkthroughs of a property
· Virtual video tours
While the thought of change is a daunting one for many people, the letting industry has proven itself to be robust and reliable in the face of adversity. The sector has also shown itself to be highly adaptable, evolving as technology demands and dictates. Improved communication can speed up the letting process, without compromising the quality of interaction between landlords, tenants and agents.
High-quality images have long been essential in letting rental property, but for now, video content is likely to be even more useful. If landlords want to impress tenants and generate interest in their rental property, it is expected video content will underpin their marketing activities.
Therefore, landlords and agents need to realise that tenant demands will change, and video content is an excellent way for professionals in the letting industry to connect with clients.
At Holmes Estate Agents, we appreciate that for many people, letting property is the furthest thing from their mind. However, we do know some people need to move as soon as possible, and there will also be people looking for guidance and information regarding the letting industry.
We have considerable experience and expertise in the South West of London. We have also utilised video technology as part of our services, and we are ideally placed to help tenants and landlords during this challenging time. If you have any questions regarding the South West London letting market, please get in touch with Holmes Estate Agents today.