Choosing a letting agent is a very important decision for a landlord. With the average buy to let property in Bristol worth more than 250k, the average length of tenancy close to 2 years and the average rent well over 1K per month it is vital that a landlord chooses an agent they can trust.
In 2014 with plans to buy 2 investment properties in Bristol, Alistair set about finding an expert independent agent, with local people whom he felt confident would have his best interests at heart. Danny Dean of The Bristol Residential Letting Co was among a host of agents that Alistair invited to appraise his first investment property – a lovely city centre apartment in Central Quay North, Bristol.
Danny was able to explain to Alistair that The Bristol Residential Letting Co was a local independent company that specialised exclusively in lettings and focused just on properties in Bristol. He could reassure Alistair that we take great pride in having a friendly professional team, the majority of which have been with the company for many years. Danny was also able to provide details of a number of properties we were already letting and managing in Central Quay North and could be very specific about the rent and type of tenant that Alistair could expect.
Danny’s genuine and honest approach saw him gain the instruction on the apartment at Central Quay North ahead of the competition. Danny talked Alistair through the best way to market the property and came up with a strategy to quickly find a quality professional tenant. The property was launched onto the market with a professional marketing package and Danny’s team of negotiators quickly went about securing a great tenant.
Alistair was delighted and having found the process so straight forward he was ready to buy his second property. Appreciating how much Danny knew about the Bristol market, Alistair was keen to use his expertise to help him find the next investment. Together they opted for a property in the Horfield area of Bristol close to high areas of employment such as Air Bus, MOD and Rolls Royce, and on an apartment that offered a good annual yield.
A successful marketing launch saw a good quality tenant found quickly for the apartment and Alistair’s second buy to let investment was up and running.
Having worked with Alistair since 2014 we are delighted to have delivered on the promises Danny made at that first appraisal and Danny and the rest of the team look forward to working with Alistair for many years to come.
Here’s what Alistair had to say:
“We were looking to buy two properties as investments and wanted to use a local firm with local people. Danny gave us invaluable investment advice and has become our go to person in the industry.
The Bristol Residential Letting Co has a reputation they work hard to keep and is always thinking of the landlord and are keen to build long term good relationships. Every tenant they have found has been good tenants who have stayed for longer than average. We have always received market rent or higher and turnaround times are faster than any other agency I know. We hope to continue to use The Bristol Residential Letting Co well into the future,
Danny is the man to go to if you want a great tenant!”