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If there’s one thing landlords and property management love, it’s an excellent tenant. They want someone who will take good care of their rental property and treat it with the respect it deserves. Nobody wants a problematic tenant who always causes a ruckus and disturbs nearby neighbours.

But how do you land that perfect tenant? How do you find the person (or people) you can fully trust with your rental property? It’s not as easy as you might think. Even if you get a dozen rental applications, you might have a hard time finding the perfect fit. That’s where the onus lands on you to create a compelling case to attract the very best tenants you can find.

There are specific ways you can position your rental property to make it attractive to quality tenants. You need to channel your inner-salesperson. If that’s not really up your alley, don’t stress out. We’re here to help guide you so your next tenant (or tenants) will be the best one yet.


Be Specific With Your Tenant Criteria


Having a tenant live in your rental property is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Sometimes, there’s an immediate gut reaction to take the first rental applicant that signs on the dotted line. You don’t have to do that. Always remember that you’re the one in power, and you ultimately decide who gets to live in your rental property.

Start by giving your ideal tenant some thought. Do you want university students? Do you want a mature older couple? Or perhaps someone who works in a specific industry? You should also keep in mind whether things like smoking or pets are allowed. All these seemingly small details can help guide you in the right direction. Equipped with this information, you can then formulate a proper listing that will spark your ideal tenant’s interest.


Create a Compelling Listing


Try this little factoid on for size: 91% of tenants use an internet listing service to find their next rental. This means you have to be very particular when it comes to creating one. You can’t slap together a few old, out-of-date photos along with a sloppy description of your rental property. You might as well let anyone move in at that point.

Put yourself in a tenant’s shoes for a minute. Take the very best aspects of your rental property and highlight them. It could be your awesome living room with plenty of natural light or the open-concept kitchen that feels big and homey. Whatever features you choose, make them shine.

Make sure your rental property is neat and tidy when you take high-quality photos as well. This will help you attract neat and tidy tenants who also appreciate cleanliness. If you upload pictures of your rental in disarray, then you shouldn’t be surprised down the line when your tenant keeps your rental property just as messy. You’re basically giving them the right to do so.


Talk to Potential Tenants


Make sure you allot some time to really talk to potential tenants viewing your rental property. Get to know them on a personal level. Outside of obvious questions about work and wage, try to get to the core of who they are — without overstepping any boundaries! That may sound like a big ask in a very short period, but once you know what you can and can’t ask, try to get to know them better. 

If you don’t talk to your potential tenants, you’ll end up with a pile of rental applicants whom you have no idea about. By opening up a little and giving them opportunities to tell you about themselves, it can make your decision on who the best fit is that much easier. 

Our property management services can take the burden of finding the perfect tenant off your hands. Visit our site to get the property management assistance you need today, and we’ll help you find the best tenants for your rental property.


Please be advised the following with respect to Pemberton Holmes and COVID-19

Please be advised, while our current office hours remain 10 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday, in anticipation of the start of April, our office will resume regular hours from 9 AM to 5PM beginning April 1st through the 8th in order to process rent payments. We encourage any tenants wishing to make payment without visiting our office to please reach out to your Property Manager to inquire about alternate arrangements.

Following the announcement made by the BC Ministry of Housing on March 25th, we are encouraging our tenants to pay rent in any way possible, using every avenue possible, that has been made available by the Federal and Provincial Governments.

The announced moratorium on evictions will only remain in effect while the province of British Columbia remains in a state of emergency, and cases will be assessed individually after that time.

It remains our intention to work with those who will face difficulties and financial hardships, and should you find yourself in that position, please reach out to discuss payment arrangements.

We anticipate more information will be presented in the time ahead and will update all residents with relevant news as it develops.

Any maintenance requests which are non emergent will be deferred until further notice. All inspections will be suspended until further notice.Safety is vitally important to all of our occupants.Please ensure you are making your every effort to adhere to the precautions outlined by the Ministry of Health.