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Mind The Gap – how to avoid voids over Christmas

07 December 2021 / Land And New Homes, Selling

Traditionally, the Christmas period of November and December sees action in the housing market tail off substantially. The last few tenants of the year, whether students or connoisseurs seeking to avoid the Summer rush, have all been housed towards the end of October and beginning of November before the really cold weather starts and viewings become few and far between.

So how can you avoid these ‘void periods’ to keep lettings ticking over until the clocks tick forward to Spring?

Well, this is where Stirling Ackroyd can help. By allowing us to manage your rental property, we can market it to the widest range of tenants possible, increasing your chances of earning rental income throughout the Winter.

How? We know that 90% of property searches start online, so we use Google Paid Advertising to attract nine out of ten tenants. To maximise our online advertising reaching our core market areas right across East and Central London. Tenants searching for properties see our product listings and service offerings containing all the content they’ll need to click and view your property.

The Stirling Ackroyd team knows that there is always more they can do to increase the number of viewings for you. We won’t just advertise your property on our own website, we’ll work with all the major portals to market it so that no garden stepping-stone is left unturned.

By working in conjunction with Rightmove, we can make sure that your property appears on the Featured Listings section online, ensuring that it shoots to the top of the search results for properties to let over the East and Central London areas.

What makes Stirling Ackroyd stand out even more is the dedicated team of property experts we have in each branch. We really believe that what we do changes a large part of people’s lives, and customers always remember great service. This is why we’re passionate about your property too.

Our team has all the necessary experience of communicating with tenants who are looking for properties all the time, and by updating each suitable tenant with our targeted property match emails, we’re certain that we can find the right tenant for your property long before your gloves and scarves are packed away in storage again.

But we’ve really saved the best till last. We’ll publish a series of professionally taken photographs of your property making it look as great as it possibly can, and we’ll add the complete floor-plan of the whole residence too. Lastly, using the latest technology on our system, tenants will be able to carry out virtual tours of your property.

What’s the best way to get started with this? Contact us now to organise your free face-to-face property valuation and we’ll send one of our qualified experts round. We’ll provide you with a completely free but in-depth market appraisal with absolutely no obligation to go further. There doesn’t have to be a void period this Christmas. Let Santa fill your stocking, we’ll fill in the gaps!

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