30th June 2016

It is hard to remember what life was like before the Internet and in the days where we couldn’t just Google something to find the answers to all of our questions. The time before we could order some ink for our printer on a Thursday evening at 8pm and it was delivered Friday morning allowing us to carry out those enjoyable admin tasks. And when it comes to property, it is also hard to remember when potential tenants had to wait for the weekly newspaper to be delivered or they had to come into the office once a week to keep a check on new properties.

The Internet really has changed every aspect of life, from how we communicate through to how we navigate to a new location, and when it comes to finding property to rent in Cheltenham, it has also changed how we now go about finding a property that is suitable. Gone are the days of waiting for the local paper to drop through to door and then having to spend an hour ringing around seeing if the property was still available and gone are the days of missing out on properties that you simply found too late to make contact.

When it comes to finding a home to rent in Cheltenham, the World Wide Web has made the life of both property management companies and tenants so much easier, as within a touch of a button you can see what is available and make an enquiry, without the need to wait - everything is now instant and constant.

View Properties Online

Turn on your laptop or computer, or press the button on your tablet and as long as you have access to broadband you will also have access to pretty much every available property to rent in Cheltenham, using either the letting agent’s website or through a portal like Zoopla, RightMove or TheMoveChannel, or indeed, one of the many other property portals that you can search for properties on. You can then make an enquiry for the properties that match your requirements and then pretty much, it is job done, sit back and wait for a reply and a viewing appointment, it really could not be easier.

Smart Phone Access

These days, you don’t even need to turn your computer on to view properties for rent in Cheltenham, as if you have a decent coverage you can use your phone, search for the right property and then make an enquiry, all whilst you are sat on a train or waiting for a coffee in your favourite café. We use our phones for banking, checking our fitness levels, trying to work out the weather for the weekend and playing addictive games, and of course, for trying to find a new place to live in Cheltenham or the surrounding areas.

Email / Text Subscriptions

Rental properties in places like Cheltenham and Gloucester do not hang around for long, meaning that if you have not checked for a couple of days then you might have missed out on a property that is just perfect for you. But, with email and text subscriptions, property management companies can now contact all suitable prospective tenants with a click of a few buttons, allowing you to be the first in the queue and to make that enquiry quickly, and as we say, with properties being let in record time, this is so important to make sure you can find a property that meets your requirements.

It is pretty simple to see that for both prospective tenants and letting agents, the Internet has really transformed the way rental property is marketed, which when it comes to busy and popular areas like Cheltenham means that tenants have a fair chance at finding a property that is right for them, rather than missing out simply because they were a couple of days late checking the weekly property update in their local or regional free newspaper.