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Landlording on AutoPilot, 2nd Edition by Mike Butler

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CHAPTER 6Never Show a Vacant Unit Again!

Here's how you can allow prospective tenants to view your vacant rental without you being present and how you can get them to fill out an application at the same time.

  1. For starters, you must be set up properly.
  2. You must have an effective, interactive website with:
    1. Your vacant unit displayed with photos and details on your home page
    2. Online fill-in-the-blank rental application
  3. Yard sign
  4. Double-locking key lockbox (these have two locks built into them. The first lock secures it in place and it cannot be removed without the access code. The second lock holds the key. It has its own unique access code.)
  5. Smartphone

This is the bare minimum to get started. Here is how it works.

A person drives down the street and sees your awesome yard sign in front of your beautiful rental. They are looking for a new home to rent. They stop their car and may get out of the car and walk around your rental home. They like what they see so far and look to your yard sign on how to contact somebody to see your rental.

In the old days, they would call the phone number. The landlord answers the phone, drops everything and treats this appointment like a five-alarm fire. The landlord busts his butt to go as quickly as possible to the rental to meet this prospective interested future tenant. Most of the time, the landlord arrives but the hoped-for tenant is gone. NEVER again use this system.

New Way. Your prospect takes a look at your yard sign to find a way to get ...

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