Amid growing concerns over COVID-19, much is uncertain right now. One questionable industry may be the rental housing market. You may be wondering yourself if you should rent out your property or hold off for the time being.
The short answer is yes. While people are currently under stay-at-home orders, Zenith Rental inquires are actually up right now, and we are ready to help. Zenith is completely staffed and provides first-class premium service while following all safety guidelines. We continue to be proactive, adapting to the times with procedures, and stay-at-home functionality.
Why Zenith Properties?
The response to our rental advertising is strong. We have more tenant inquiries per advertisement now than we’ve had in the fall prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Zenith has adapted quickly to the state’s, “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orders.
The health and safety of our employees, tenants, and clients are our top priority. However, while working to protect against COVID-19, we are bringing on more clients than ever, renting out homes and providing the great services our clients expect.
How Zenith Properties Makes Renting Safe During COVID-19
While there are still many unknowns and the situation remains very fluid, Zenith is using these success strategies to keep our clients and tenants safe:
Zenith Has Developed a Detailed Plan During COVID-19
Zenith has an actionable, specific plan for all aspects of the business affected by COVID-19 including:
Working from home
Signing on a client
Preparing the property to lease
Signing Paperwork and renting
Zenith is Communicating More Than Ever
The only certainty surrounding COVID-19 is that there is an immense amount of uncertainty due to a lack of understanding and information. Zenith provides our clients with consistent updates. Communicating effectively with their clients is critical in avoiding undue anxieties.
We have new systems in place to send notices when tenants pay paid rent. Owner clients appreciate this new communication tool in this new reality we are living in. Zenith understands the needs of our clients in this ever-changing climate.
To date, we have sent numerous emails to clients with information that is topical about COVID-19, eviction moratoriums, updates on state orders and landlord rental law and practice. Having a detailed plan only works if you’re able to effectively share it with the right people in a timely manner.
Zenith Reinforces Proper Hygiene, Cleaning and Social Distancing Practices During COVID-19
We’re working remotely and continuing to provide the best service possible
We’re creating virtual tours for new listings
We’re providing in-person showings strictly following CDC guidelines, such as remaining 6 feet apart at all times, having no more than two people in the property, and only providing showings if an appointment is made.
We’re not making any repairs unless they are considered an emergency and affect the structural integrity of the property
Zenith Stays Informed
Knowledge is your most important tool. Zenith reviews federal, state, and local news in addition to attending webinars. We’re also looking at all feeds from experts and governing agencies NWMLS, NARPM, Washington Realtors. We will continue to communicate those changes to our clients and tenants as needed.
It’s also worth monitoring the news to see if there is any reported activity in your area. This can help you adjust planning.
We will not only make it through this historical moment we will thrive thanks to our adaptable professional team at Zenith. If you have any questions or are interested in our property management services, please do not hesitate to contact us.