Advertise on Domain.com.au
Any member of the public can advertise a rental property on domain.com.au without needing to be a licensed real estate agent. There are various packages available which allow private advertisers to list their rental properties. However, by doing so with Rent Street the costs will be significantly lower. And in addition to that, your property will also be listed on many other websites, including realestate.com.au
Steps to Advertise a Rental Property Privately on Domain.com.au:
1. Select Your Preferred Rental Package
If you are wanting to advertise and list your rental on domain.com.au, you’ll need to select the rental extended package. That package will also allow you to do a National Tenancy Database check (with the option of purchasing more if needed), and will also include a ‘For Rent’ board.
As with both packages, your rental will be listed until leased. There are no monthly or ongoing fees and so you have the security of knowing that there will not be any further costs should you be in an area where it may take a little longer to find a suitable tenant.
Domain.com.au is an important portal for rentals, and it is recommended that you advertise and list your property on their website as well. As with all other portals, you do not need to create your listing on their website. Once you have created your listing in Rent Street’s system, this will be exported to all sites simultaneously.
2. Create Your Rent Street Account and Listing
Once you have signed up and become a member of Rent Street, you will have access to part of the website where you will be able to create and manage your listing. You can access your account and make as many changes as you like whenever you like, and these changes then flow through automatically to domain.com.au
If you’d like to not have your address disclosed, this is no problem. You can simply tick the option “Show Suburb Only” and your address will not be displayed on domain.com.au When users enquire, they will also just see “Address available on Request”. You therefore have the option of keeping this private until you feel comfortable giving this out to someone.
Rent Street’s backend is very easy to use and intuitive. Uploading property photos, moving these around into different order, entering or adjusting the price, title, description etc. are also very straight-forward. If you do need help we are always happy to assist, but in most cases landlord’s do not require our assistance at all.
3. Display Your ‘For Rent’ Board
In addition to tenants seeing your listing on domain.com.au, it is recommended that you display you rental board if your property permits. Many times if people notice from a board that a property is available for rent in their area, they will tell their friends who may also be interested in moving into the area.
Rental boards are 550 x 850 and are made of corflute (a very hard type of plastic. The boards are lightweight but are also extremely durable in all types of weather. The For Rent boards come with an eyelet in each of the four corners, and they can easily be attached to gates or fences or anything else using plastic zip ties.
4. Make The Property Available For Inspection
Open For Inspections can be scheduled at specific times or by individual appointment. If you’re wanting to do these by appointment, you can simply refer to this in the title or description of your property. If however, you want to advertise specific times in advance, then these should be entered in the specific fields for Opens. Here you can select the dates and times that the property will be available for inspection.
You may want to consider in advance how you will conduct the open. It is generally recommended that you ask prospective tenants attending for their contact details as the enter. This is something which is standard for agents and is also a best practise in terms of security.
5. Consider Applications And Respond To Tenants
Prospective tenants may simply get in touch with you to discuss, or they may submit full applications. If you would like them to submit a full application, please direct them to your listing on domain.com.au and ask them to complete a 1form application using the ‘Apply Online’ button. This will allow them to put in a full application to you, including supporting documents such as references, payslips and photo ID.
Once you have chosen a suitable tenant and have finalised things with them, it is a good idea to send an email to all unsuccessful applicants just letting them know that the property has been leased.
6. Perform A NTD Check (National Tenancy Database Check)
Once you have decided on which tenant will be successful, you may want to run a NTD check. If you have purchased the rental extended package, one NTD will be included. Else, you can purchase these from within your account.
Before running a NTD check you will need to inform the tenant that would like to do so (in writing), and they will need to give permission for this to be done first (also needs to be in writing).
7. Finalise The Lease And Bond With The Successful Applicant
Having decided on the successful tenant, you can then sign the lease agreement with them and make arrangements for the bond. The process and requirements for this vary from state to state. To download the relevant lease documents and to read the guidelines, please follow THIS Link.
You may also like to take the time to read up on issues relating to tenant rights and peruse the various forms available.
8. Update The Status Of Your Property To ‘Leased’
It’s now time to remove your advertisement from domain.com.au and other sites. To do this, simply log into your account, click ‘Change Status’ and mark your property as leased. You do not need to disclose the rental amount if you prefer not to do so.
Your listing will be removed from domain.com.au and all other sites shortly after doing so. Your advertisement can stay archived for future use in our system if you would like this to be done.