Posted on 29-10-2013
Since I got so much love on my previous blog post about apartment-hunting in Dubai, I thought I would do a quick follow-up article for your amusement. I’m happy to say that I have FINALLY found a place of my own to rent, and yes miraculously it was through Dubizzle. But having gone through nearly hundreds of adverts before finally stumbling upon the right one, I though it would be a good idea to highlight some useful tips to follow if you happen to be lucky enough to be renting a place in Dubai. If you follow these steps, I guarantee that you’ll have people ringing you constantly, eager to move into your amazing place. Let’s get started, shall we?
1) Come up with a catch headline. This is the first thing that people will see when they type in “shoebox to rent dubai” into the keyword field. You want to make sure that it grabs their attention and teases them a bit about what an amazing deal you have. Some excellent examples are:
WOW—WOW— VERY GOOD OFEER STUDIO ==
BOOK NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FULLY FURNISHED
HOT,LUXURIOUS Studio for rent
1st comes,,1st serve ,BRAND NEW STUDIO
Tremendous Marina View!! Studio in The Addres…
Live On The Beach! – 4 cheques!
DONT WORRY PAY MONTHLY~~~STUDIO IN GREECE
Well, you get the idea.
2) Make sure you include pictures. And by pictures I don’t mean photos of the interiors of the apartment – oh no, not at all! You’ll want to include as many photos of the OUTSIDE of the building as possible. These are included but not limited to: the nearest metro station / bus stop, what grocery shop is below the building, the surrounding desert views, the view of the corridor, a close-up of a garbage chute, a photo of the security guard standing at the door – just use your imagination! Also, feel free to use 3D render models of the building rather than photos of the actual building. I mean, they’re practically the same thing, right?
3) There is greatness in numbers. Once you’re done posting up your ad, post it up again! Repetition can be a bit dull, so make sure you use some of the catchy headlines posted above. And if Dubizzle detects that you’re trying to paste the same advert again, just use this handy example:
GREAT STUDIO FOR RENT!
GREAT STUDIO FOR RENT!!
GREAT STUDIO FOR RENT!!!
>>>GREAT STUDIO FOR RENT!!!<<<
>><<GREAT STUDIO FOR RENT!>><<
4) Size really doesn’t matter. Someone looking for a studio? Tell them you have a 2-bedroom available. Pitch the idea that they may have to initially cover a high rent that’s totally out of their budget, BUT they can then sub-rent out the other room for a nice little profit. Remain calm if caller hangs up abruptly.
5) Most importantly, NEVER TAKE YOUR AD OFF. This is crucial to getting new customers in, who will be ringing you to inquire about an apartment you’ve listed that actually got rented out (or possibly demolished) back in 2008. When they ask why the advert is still online, remind them that you’re a very busy and successful realtor who has no time to explain to them the many intricacies of the Internet.
So there you have it – a fool-proof way to renting out your property on Dubizzle. If you’ve got some awesome tips you’d like to share, make sure you post them in the comments below!