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6 simple tips for more bookings with Wunderflats

Are you already a landlord/-lady on Wunderflats and are looking for smart ways to gain more bookings? Here we have the right tips for you.

As part of Wunderflats, you help people find a new home wherever they can embrace unique opportunities. To help you find suitable tenants for your apartment, we have put together the following tips.

Optimize your listing with just a few clicks to receive more booking requests and thus more bookings:

1. The perfect listing: For a realistic first impression of your apartment

What helps to get more booking requests, besides a reasonable rental price? 

  • A detailed and informative listing text: This is the best opportunity to convince prospective tenants of your Wunderflat. Always make sure to write the text in English and German to increase the number of potential tenants.

We use an algorithm to analyze the information you provide in your listing. We then show your listing first to those tenants who are most likely interested in your apartment. The more helpful information you provide, the more tenants you are likely to attract.

  • Expressive photos: Listings with a broad selection of high-quality pictures achieve up to 25% higher demand on Wunderflats. Listings with at least 20 photos are most successful with us.

You can find an overview and our top tips for setting up the perfect listing on Wunderflats here.

2. The ideal furniture: For a feel-good home

As soon as they arrive, Wunderflats’ tenants want to feel at home. Your apartment should therefore be equipped with all the basics for a comfortable and functional everyday life. Often it’s the little things that make an apartment particularly worth living in, such as an extra blanket on the couch. 

Nearly 60% of our tenants rent a Wunderflat for professional reasons. Especially now with the increase in people working from home, a reliable, fast internet connection, a comfortable office chair and a desk are particularly important for many people.

Make sure you mention these features in the text of your listing and show photos of them. You can find more tips on furnishing in this post.

3. Flexibility: Being considerate in challenging times

  • Adjusting the rent or minimum rental period: If you are currently receiving fewer booking requests than usual, we recommend that you temporarily reduce your rental price or adjust the minimum rental period. This will bring you closer to the current needs of your tenants
  • Quick responses are helpful for both sides: Landlords who respond to requests from prospective tenants within one day receive more actual bookings. With short reaction times, you increase your chances of renting out successfully. At the same time, you help tenants find a home more quickly.
  • Be understanding with cancellation requests: Some tenants may feel bound to cancel their stay due to the impact of the Corona crisis or the Ukraine war. We, therefore, ask you kindly to be understanding with cancellation requests. We at Wunderflats will do our very best to seamlessly find an alternative tenant for you. 

4. Corona compliant behavior: For a safe tenancy

Point out your Corona-compliant behavior in your listing. This creates security on both sides. The following points are all the more important to many potential tenants:

  • If possible, offer a virtual tour of your apartment via video call instead of an on-site viewing appointment.
  • Only arrange a hand-over of keys when you and your tenants feel healthy. Follow the rules for hygiene and keeping distance.
  • If there is a change of tenant, make sure that thorough final cleaning of your apartment is done before new tenants move in.

5. The perfect booking dates: For the best possible occupancy rate

Always keep the availability of your Wunderflat up to date, so that potential tenants can make a suitable booking request. To do this, select Availability in your dashboard. Either import the availability from your iCalendar or enter it manually.

If interested tenants request a booking period that does not suit you, you can suggest a new booking period +/- one month.

To do so, select the respective booking request in your dashboard and reject it with the option “Dates don’t work”. Then you can directly select your ideal move-in and/or move-out date. We will forward your suggestion to the potential tenants. You can find out more about this in our FAQ

6. The bureaucratic side: For a smooth registration process

For many tenants, the possibility of registering with the authorities (Anmeldung) is a crucial factor for choosing a new home. In your listing, you can indicate the option to hand out a lessor’s confirmation of residence (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung) to your tenants as a feature of your apartment. This will make your flat more visible and attractive to potential tenants.

You can find a detailed article on this topic in our blog:  The confirmation of residence for temporary housing (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung).

Improve the attractiveness and visibility of your Wunderflat now and increase the number and quality of booking requestsOptimise your listing now or send any questions about your Wunderflats listing to realestate@wunderflats.com.

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