Experts are encouraging locals to ‘clean up’ their social media accounts in a bid to improve their chances of securing a rental in Canberra.

It comes after it was revealed, earlier this week, that Canberra remains the most expensive city to rent in Australia.

Finance Expert, Effie Zahos, said some agents are turning to social media to find the best tenants in the highly competitive local markets.

“If you’re social feed is full of parties in a house and it’s messy in the background, that could actually work against you if they’ve got someone else with a pretty ‘dry’ feed.”

Ms Zahos said there’s also a few other tricks you can use to help yourself stand out.

“A lot of people are actually submitting applications before inspections so that they sit on top of the pile so to speak.”

Including a photo of your pet may also help make securing a pet friendly property a bit easier.

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“If I see a picture of a great dane versus a chihuahua then maybe I’ll think that the chihuahua is cute and it won’t do much damage.”

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