Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing
The impression that your property gives is very important, especially if you are planning on renting the property out. By making your property as presentable and attractive it can be, you are increasing the pool of potential tenants that look at your property.
Below are some of the ways you can make your rental property more appealing.
Although tenants will mostly spend their time inside the property, the appearance of the outside must not be forgotten. As mentioned before, first impressions are what will draw in potential tenants and you need to make sure that the outside looks just as good as the inside.
Start with the front lawn – it’s something that they are likely to see every day when they enter and leave the house. Make sure that the lawn is properly maintained, weeds are taken care of, fences are up to standard, and plants are watered.
Additional external areas to take care of are the gutters and fascias. These make a significant difference and it’s important that your gutters and fascias are cleaned, unblocked, and free of moss.
Doors and Windows
One of the major factors that potential tenants will keep an eye out for is the security of your doors and windows. Nothing leaves quite a bad impression quite like old windows and doors with cracks that can be easily broken into. The energy efficiency of the windows may also be a concerning point for some tenants as they would want to make sure that the property is as energy-efficient as possible.
If you already have updated windows and doors, then make sure to give them a clean so that they look sparkling new when a tenant views the property.
The Little Details
Changing the little things in your property may not feel like a big deal but they do add up. Whether it’s an old light bulb, a squeaky door, or a very worn light switch, the smaller details do matter. Convincing your potential tenant that worn-out light switches are a ‘design choice’ can pose a bit of a challenge.
Making sure that the bathroom and kitchen appliances are polished and looking new, getting rid of any clutter and making sure that the interior is clean and tidy before every viewing are just some of the small ways you can make your property more appealing.
Fresh Coat of Paint
If your walls are looking dull and old, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Choosing to paint or repaint a section of the property can alter the way it looks completely. Lighter colours also help to make your rooms feel more spacious so it’s important to consider the colour coordination of each room before you paint them.
For rental properties, satin or semi-gloss paints are usually ideal as they are easier to maintain and are less likely to sustain permanent scuff marks. Keep in mind that the paint colours are best kept neutral in order to make the rooms suitable for a variety of tenants.
Making your property more appealing doesn’t have to break the bank and it's often as simple as doing light maintenance or cutting the lawn. There are of course more complex things that can be carried out if you so wish but if the property serves its purpose and is practical for those living in it, it may not need much in the way of changes.
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