We recently shared an article from the Bay of Plenty times about the rental shortage problem in Tauranga and the surrounding areas. Within the print edition of this article was a story about our wonderful new client Madison Lesa.
Madison and her partner had been searching for a house to rent for 5 months, with no luck. Madison saw and liked a property we had advertised for rent, so she filled out one of our application forms and phoned our office. Property Manager Nicky Ryan met Madison at the property and was very impressed with how she presented herself, and knew she would make a great tenant for our property.
This is Madison’s story as told by the Bay of Plenty Times:
After five months of hunting Madison Lesa and her boyfriend have finally found a house to rent.
The 21-year-old, who is studying primary teaching full-time, struggled to find a rental property for her, her boyfriend and another couple.
“My boyfriend and I are both 21 so we get stereotyped as a partier or a house trasher,” she said.
Competition for properties was fierce and it was not uncommon for listing on TradeMe to have been viewed hundreds or even thousands of times, she said.
Miss Lesa was thrilled to have been given an opportunity and was excited to be moving into the central city house on Friday.
Her advice to others was to “sell yourself”.
“It’s like going into a job interview. Instead of going through the internet all the time it’s good to go into a real estate agent and say ‘hi’.”
Nicky and the team are thrilled that they were able to find a rental property to suit Madison.
If you, or anyone you know, are looking for a place to rent OR if you have an investment property you wish to rent out – Contact Connect Realty today. Our friendly and helpful team will be happy to help 0800 333 221.