16:16 PM, 6th December 2012, About 11 years ago 2
Most landlords have no online profile at all but does it matter?
Well actually I think it does, particularly for those who want to be known as Good Landlords. People like to know who they are dealing with and the simplest way to check somebody out is to do a Google Search. I’m sure some tenants check out their landlord for example. Just ask yourself, have you ever Googled a person to find out more about them? Maybe you haven’t, but I can assure you that most people have.
If you type into Google your name and town or your name + the word Landlord or Property what comes up?
As a landlord you are a business and all businesses need some exposure on the internet. You don’t have to have a website though, just something that will come up when people search for you. Imagine being able to go to your local pub and saying to your friends “just put my name into Google followed by the town I live in or the word landlord or property and see what comes up”. How cool would it be if you were on the first page?
Well that’s exactly what happens for every member of The Good Landlords Campaign and it only costs a one off fee of £50 to become a member.
You don’t have to do anything technical, just fill in the form to join, press submit and enter your credit card details into the secure PayPal payment system. We do everything else for you and within a week you will have the bragging rights of being on page one of Google.
If you already have a website that’s great, most small businesses do these days – landlords possibly being one of just a few of the exceptions to the rule.
Even if you do have a website, a second entry for your business on Page One of Google could add credibility, especially if it is on the Property118 website.
You don’t even have to be a Landlord to become a member of The Good Landlords Campaign. If you have a business which landlords buy this could also be a great way to promote that business for instance.
All we really want is for Good Landlords and businesses who are sick of hearing the phrase “Rogue Landlords” to become members and to support our cause which is to promote and offer support to GOOD Landlords.
Give it a go, it’s just one of the advantages of becoming a member of The Good Landlords Campaign that we haven’t really shouted about until now.