When we caught up with Cape Town-based RentMyRide member Ebrahim he shared this piece of advice:
“Communication is king, so anytime someone wants to rent my car, I respond immediately and then send them an email introducing myself.
I also use the email as an opportunity to subtly hint at my expectations as to how my car should be treated, by mentioning that the renter will get a very tidy car with a full tank of fuel. In most cases, people get that this means I expect the same at the end of the rental.”
“The more you communicate with a potential renter, the more you seem like a real person, and the less you seem like a corporate car rental service…and the more likely you are to have a better experience renting out your car. People like to rent from people, that’s just how it is.”