10 Reasons to Have a To Let or For Sale Board

1. Advertising your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when the agent is closed. Some research suggests you get 50% more enquiries when you have a board.

2. Tenants/buyers tour a wide area, often just driving around looking for boards, even at the end of cul-de-sacs or tracks! People drive round the areas they like, then ring the numbers on the boards they see.

3. Attract those people who say “I always liked that property/road and had no plans to move until I saw the board, I never look in the papers or on the internet because I am not actively looking. If I hadn’t seen the board I wouldn’t have rented/bought the property”.

4. Neighbours and passers by tell people they know who might be interested. Many of your neighbours have friends or relatives who may want to move to the area, the board will alert them and they will tell the person your property is available.

5. Someone may view another property near yours, see your board then view and make an offer on yours.

6. The more people who know your property is on the market the more viewings you will have, more viewings equals more offers, more offers equals a better chance of letting/selling quicker at a higher rent/price.

7. When a let/sale is agreed, agents still get enquiries from the board asking to be notified if there is a hitch with the current let/sale, and agents will keep a list of people on file to call if this happens.

8. An enquiry that comes from a board is a valuable lead as chances are the person has already decided they are happy with the outside/the area/the neighbouring properties.

9. Not wanting the neighbours to know you are on the market is not a reason to have a board. Neighbours soon find out by word of mouth, recognising the estate agent in their logo’d car or the strangers outside your property holding written particulars.

10. Boards are an inclusive part of the service you are paying for so use every tool available to let/sell your property as it’s not costing you any extra.

Boards definitely work in letting or selling a property quicker and getting a better price but it is always up to you as the the owner or landlord whether you want a board or not. If you want the maximum number of enquiries, viewings and offers then make sure you have a board.

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