Guide to listing a property on Flatio
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The first step is to tell Flatio what kind of property you want to list and in which city it's located. You can offer whole flats/houses or private rooms (please note that renting just one bed isn't possible on Flatio and we don't include it in our types of listings). Let's take a look at the steps to list a whole flat, which is only slightly different from listing a single room.
Creating a listing
Select "I want to rent a flat/house/room" and the city where the property is located. If you don't see the city in the menu, please contact us at [email protected] and we'll add it to the system within a few hours. Then select Other. When you click the Continue button, you'll be taken to a menu divided into two parts: Information about your property and Information about you.
Your property listing
In this section you'll fill in all the important information you need to create your listing. Later you can easily edit everything in the My Rentals application. Once your My Rentals account is set up, you can easily manage your property listings, reservations, tenants, etc.
- Address - You must enter the street address, the building number, postal code, and city for the map menu and rental information to display correctly. Please note that autocomplete may provide suggestions for street and city names. However, this information isn't enough and you should fill in all the details. If you've trouble entering your exact address information, please email our Customer Care team at [email protected] with your complete address. We'll then adjust the address manually.
- Property type - Accurately describe the type of your property by selecting the following types/sub-types: Flat, Loft, Penthouse, House, Villa, Family House, Rural House, Bungalow, etc.
- Apartment - For apartments, you can select the number of bedrooms in a field right next to the number of people.
- Rooms - You must indicate the rooms available in the apartment and provide some basic information about each room. (For example, for bedrooms, you can indicate if it's a walk-through room, how many beds there are, and if it has its own bathroom. Or for studio flats, you can indicate the number of beds in the living room.)
- Equipment and amenities - In this section, you can select the equipment/amenities that's available to tenants in different sections, e.g:
- Basic furniture (sofa, wardrobe, mirror, etc.)
- Amenities for the most convenient stay (bed linen, dishes, ironing board, mop, etc.)
- Building amenities (balcony, terrace, heating, etc.)
- Extra features (fireplace, swimming pool, hot tub, garage, etc.)
- Something for the kids (crib, stroller, changing table, toys, etc.)
- Accessibility (wheelchair access, elevator, shower seat, etc.)
- Security features (security lock, smoke detector, vault, etc.)
Note: You can now specify the download and upload speed of the Internet (Wi-Fi) connection available in your accommodation. We strongly recommend you to visit speedtest.net to get an accurate speed result and paste the link to the result page in the corresponding field. This might increase the interest in your accommodation, as we'll show the result to potential tenants as a proof of your accommodation's Internet speed.
- Subscriptions included in the price (such as cable TV, Netflix, HBO MAX, Disney+, cleaning, breakfast, etc.)
- Electronic devices (air conditioner, TV, fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker, PlayStation, etc.)
Note: You should fill in the information in the "Equipment and amenities" section accurately and according to reality. The information you provide should also match the photos you upload. This section is very important for tenants as many of them stay for at least 14 days and prefer not to bring much equipment.
- Headline and Description - The headline for your listing should be something that sums up the biggest positive aspects of your property. Is your living room always flooded with sunlight? Mention it Is there any unique or historic building nearby? Don't be afraid to mention this! The rest of the description should then describe what else a tenant will find in the property. We think this is an important part of your listing, so there's a separate guide to filling it out, which you can find here. Not in the mood to write a masterpiece on the spot? Don't worry, you can access this section and add your headline and description later from My Rentals.
- Photos - You can upload photos of your property now. But if you don't have them ready yet, you can skip this step and add them later in My Rentals. The photos of your property are the main attraction for potential tenants. They're one of the main reasons why someone interested in your property will click through the details. That's why it's important that you upload high-quality, high-resolution photos that accurately represent your entire property.
- Price and Availability - The price and available dates of your property are as important as photos for attracting potential tenants. To simplify the selection of these things, in this step we've included only the basic settings for price and availability. Later, you can access advanced pricing and availability options in the My Rentals application. Now please enter the ideal rental price for your property. Remember that the prices you enter on Flatio must include utilities and our commission fee. Also, enter the date of the first day from which the property can be rented.
Information about you
To add your listing to the Flatio system and then publish it online, we also need some information about you.
- Contact details - The most important thing is that you provide us with an email address and a phone number where we can reach you. We'll contact you with help from our Customer Care team and notify you if there's a reservation request or other communication from a tenant. We promise that this information won't be misused and will only be used for communication between you and Flatio. Therefore, we also need your consent to process your personal data.
- About you - Enter your first and last name and a brief introduction that we can show to potential tenants. Remember that potential tenants aren't only interested in your property, but also in getting to know you. We recommend that you also include information about your hobbies, your experience as a landlord, and special areas of interest that you can help prospective tenants with.
- Password - The final step in creating your user profile is to set a strong password. Choose your password carefully - we recommend that it contains both upper and lower case letters, as well as numbers and special characters (the password strength indicator will help you with this).
We're constantly developing and modifying this guide and property listing tool based on feedback from landlords and tenants.
Are you worried about missing a step in the process? You don't have to be. If any of your information is missing, Flatio Customer Care team will contact you and you can adjust the listing through My Rentals.