Is 18 Viewing Requests in 3 Days Normal? Timing for Ad Posting?

Hello !

I’m relatively new to the rental property scene and would appreciate some advice.

I recently put up an ad for a flat that will become available in 3 weeks. Since posting it three days ago, I’ve received 18 requests for viewings. Is this amount of interest typical, or should I be concerned about something I might be overlooking?

Additionally, I wanted to ask about the timing of my ad. Is three weeks before the availability date a good timeframe to start advertising, or should I have posted it sooner or later?

Any insights or experiences you could share would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

unsure if you were expecting more or fewer requests than 18 in 3 days. It’s impossible for us to judge because we don’t know anything about the listing.

Generally, as soon as I know a property will be available on a certain date, I start advertising. Can’t start too early in my opinion.

Openrent suggests 4 weeks and for London less than that. I tried to 6 weeks once ( during Covid) had confirmed 16 viewings an no one turned up . Peaple were not prepared to wait that long. I tried 2 weeks once ( London) and it worked well.
My question was partly answered by a report openrent just generated showing the stats for my area and compering other listings.
Many thanks for your time.

Why did they have to wait? You can run viewings with a leaving tenant in place. But, yeah, if you’ve got a place undergoing refurbishment or in a bad state of repair, you’re best waiting until it’s in a fit state to view.

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I always use the contracts prepared by openrent and must have missed the part allowing me to show the place when its still witha tenant .
I dont live in London no more so have to wait till a tenant moves out to start showning the place.

In London, I advertise 3 days before it’s available, not 3 weeks. Most people applying want to move in immediately, and are looking at multiple properties.

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Thank you that is very helpful .

Just wonder how people do this . I would assume people are giving notice or are given notice and start looking for a place.

Just trying to understand it better.