As a landlord or a corporate rental or just as a person living life, you’re busy. Sometimes you’re too busy to sweat the details. When a tenant moves out after an enjoyable stay, you’re preparing for the next tenant, and maybe marking the departed client off your mental to-do list. Maybe you lack time, or maybe you don’t want to bother them, but if you don’t ask for a review, you’re leaving future earnings on the table. If you think photos and description speak for themselves, you’re mistaken. We’ve talked about how photos don’t always tell the full story of a home in recent blogs.
Why do I Need to Ask for Reviews?
You need to solicit reviews because they result in more bookings. Studies show that great customer reviews build customer confidence. A recent study revealed that 88% of customers trust online reviews as much as they do a personal recommendation. And tenants leave reviews for many reasons – to help others make an informed decision, to sound a complaint allowing you to improve, to praise your property, to reward great service, even simply just to be heard. Your property is competing with other furnished executive rentals in your area and reviews can give your property a leg up, because tenants trust others to guide them to properties that are “as advertised”, that provide five star service, that listen to the customer, and that stand out. Bottom line, all things being equal, properties with good reviews get booked more often.
How do I Lay the Groundwork for a Great Review?
It starts with the customer’s first impression. A well-written, grammatically correct professional property description and CHBO certified photos create that great first impression. You want to preview the high level of professionalism and service right from the start.
First, setup text alerts so that you are notified of inquiries in real-time. Once you get their inquiry, answer the lead within twenty-four hours and in a friendly manner. Don’t overpromise, treat your lead with respect and really work with them to see if your property meets their needs. That genuine approach will pay off.
By Kerrie Kelly, ASID
Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer shares her insight about spicing up your corporate rental bathroom with accessories.
Though not traditionally viewed as the most glamorous room in the home, the bathroom has become a personal oasis—a haven for health, beauty and general rejuvenation. Privacy, comfort and a bit of surprise can help take a bathroom from simply functional to high design. To truly make your bathroom space stand out, we suggest adding some awe-worthy accessories.
Medicine cabinets often sit behind the vanity mirror, providing extra storage in a convenient location. Consider dressing them up with trim, paint or special hardware. Or, install an antique wall-hung cabinet that might have graced a hall or entryway. For added function, choose a medicine cabinet with built-in lighting for swiping on your mascara bright and early in the morning!
Mirrors, too, can be simply utilitarian or great style elements. If you have two sinks, adding an individual framed mirror over each will give your room a more updated and upscale image. To set your bathroom apart, consider a mirror with a specialty frame, whether it’s made from branches, bringing in a natural look, or colorful gems glued around the edge for more glamour.
The presence of such enormous entities as the University of Louisville, UPS, and Kentucky Fried Chicken make the city of Louisville, KY a place with a high demand for housing. There are corporate employees, medical personnel, and a diversity of others who wish to find a suitable furnished apartment in Louisville during their long-term stay. Home to major corporations, hospitals and universities, the need for quality corporate apartments in Louisville is growing. Because it is also where one of the largest inland ports is located in the United States, it has an ongoing need for apartments and rentals.For those who require a corporate housing in Louisville, there will be many high quality options. You will be able to choose from a range of fine residential districts as well as the trendy downtown neighborhoods. All of them put you within easy reach of the key employers. There are corporate apartments in Louisville ideal for those who need to be near to the University of Louisville’s enormous downtown medical campuses are located. For instance, if you must commute to the Humana campus, it is easy to find a furnished apartment in Louisville that puts you nearby.
Employees who must travel to the Ford factory, the GE Consumer and Industrial facility, the popular whiskey manufacturing plants, or even the different R.J. Reynolds sites will be able to locate corporate apartments in Louisville as well. Visitors to the city may also be able to easily find a furnished apartment in Louisville along the Bardstown Road district, which is home to the thriving cultural scene.
The corporate apartments in Louisville also make it easy for visitors to quickly reach the popular West Main District to enjoy the man museums and cultural destinations. Whether you spend a Saturday at the Science Center, or you wish to dedicate a few hours to the Louisville Slugger Museum, or watching the Louisville Cardinals take on rivals at the downtown KFC Yum! Center, your long-term rental may put you within minutes of the sites.
Those paying a visit to the city in order to tackle a work related project, scout out the options before relocating, or just to enjoy a lengthy holiday in Louisville, have some truly excellent options. Tucked into the best neighborhoods, the different “by owner” rentals provide a home-like setting that is convenient, safe, comfortable and close to it all.