When it comes to posting a new advert for a spare room, you’ll want to make your ad stands out and appeals to others. This means your text is well thought out and your photos show the property as best as you can. Here’s a few tips to help you get started.
You can also a look at this example ad we’ve posted, for a room available in London, to give you an idea of what a great ad looks like.
1. Clean up the room / property before you take photos!
Sounds obvious, but no one wants to see your dirty dishes or a messy bathroom. Give your rooms a quick clean up, so that your photos present your home well.
2. If you have a iPhone or another smartphone, use this to take photos in landscape mode.
Landscape mode works best on websites, as it shows more of the room.
3. Include plenty of photos.
You should include photos bedroom, the bathroom, living room, kitchen and the garden if you have one. This will give others a better sense of your home.
4. Include information about transport, local grocery shops and other local amenities.
For example, if you are 5 minutes walk from the train station, that’s a great selling point, let people know!
5. Tell people about yourself.
Are you the landlord? Do you have pets? What is your profession and what are your hobbies? This gives others a sense of who you are.
6. Tell others about your faith.
This is, after all, why you’re on Christian Flat Finder! You want to live with other Christians, so tell others a little bit about your relationship with God and your church life.
With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating an ad that will be sure to attract lots of potential flatmates!