Listing an item up for rent on My Garage Rentals is fast and easy, but gaining attention for your item may come as a challenge. So, we’d like to assist you with that, here are some helpful guidelines and tips you can utilize to lead people to your listing.
Firstly, let’s get you signed up for a new account if you haven’t already. Don’t be intimidated, just like every online sign-up, creating an account in My Garage Rentals is very user friendly.
Click on the Register/Sign Up button on the upper right hand corner of your screen, use the screenshot below for reference:
Fill Out The Registration Form
After clicking register, you will be directed to the registration form page. Here you will fill out the details required, such as your desired Username and Password.
Once finished, accept the Terms & Conditions and Waiver Liability after reading them, and then click Create Account.
Fill Out Your Profile
When people view your listing, they’re not only going to be focusing on the item, they will also be looking at the owner’s profile as well, your profile.
Having an updated profile, complete with a photo and a short biography, will help assure renters they are borrowing from a genuine lender.
So it’s good to consider uploading a decent photo of yourself and writing down a short yet honest biographical description of yourself too.
Set the Right Pick-up Location or Address
Another reason people may be having trouble getting their listings rented would be that their location or pick-up address isn’t set-up properly.
Keep in mind that a renter will most definitely choose a lender with the closest location to them.
So make sure that the address you’ve set-up on your profile is correct, as this is a big factor in getting your listings that much needed attention.
Write a Complete Description of Your Listing
Many users would post an item up for rent and write an incomplete description of their listing.
This can be very unattractive to renters, especially if the specifications they’re looking for aren’t in the description provided.
Make it a goal to attain good feedback from your renters, if you can save them the time of having to search for the specifications and details of the item you listed, you will have a high chance of winning a renter’s favor before and after he rents your item.
Ideally, you’d also like to include in your description any damages or scratches your item may have. This will create transparency between you and the customer, which in turn builds trust.
Choose Good Quality Photos for Your Listing
Posting good quality photos is vital to attracting renters. Lenders tend to post their listings with mediocre quality images.
This can cause renters to believe that the item listed isn’t in good shape.
Another helpful tip to put into consideration is to include more than one angle in the photos you will be posting. This will provide people a full view of your item and in turn winning their trust.
Make sure you’re in a well-lit area before taking your photo, you’re going to want to make sure your item’s image is bright and clear.
Additionally, you want to include damages and scratches in the image, if there are any; just as you’ve pointed out in the description.
You’re going to want to refrain from giving your renters any false hope, which could later lead to disappointments. Keeping things open and honest is key to a successful rental.
Do Not Overprice
When listing, it can be tempting to overprice your listing. While it may be okay in some items and instances, we highly recommend you steer clear from overpricing, especially if your profile is still new.
Your goal should be to be on the same page with the renters in terms of price, to be fair and beneficial for both sides.
So, if you haven’t had any item rented out in a while, you may want to consider lowering your price by a bit.
Consider doing a bit of research, and have a look around through My Garage Rentals for prices from similar items to what you’re renting.
Suggestion: Share to Social Media
Last but not least; get your listing out on social media!
Sharing it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, or whichever social media platform will definitely generate some attention to your listing.
Once your friends and followers see that you’re renting something they need, you will be adding more chances for people to know about your listing.
It’s also a great idea to ask your friends to share or re-post your listing.
Sharing on social media is considered organic advertising, so, benefit from it and get the results you want.
You’re All Set!
Getting people to rent out your listing may take some time, even after you’ve followed our simple suggestions.
But we, My Garage Rentals, will not stop here with this article, our inboxes are always open to you, our valued users; to guide and assist you, and to help you get the most out of our platform.
My Garage Rentals is more than just a website, we think of it as a community. And in this community, we build each other up and enjoy being witnesses to the success of one another.
Feel free to message us on our Facebook page or contact us here on our website for any inquiries or concerns you may have about our rental services.