How to make your rental property more appealing.
Sometimes it’s the little things that can really help your rental property stand out from the crowd, and often these tiny touches can also make your property appealing to the right type of renters.
Importantly, these improvements don’t have to break the bank, but simply involve keeping your property updated, fresh and enjoyable to live in.
Here are seven ways to make your rental property more appealing…
It’s surprising the difference a fresh coat of paint can make to any home, and painting should be on a rental owner’s maintenance list about every five or so years.
Whether it’s worn carpets or dated tiles, flooring can really impact the look and feel of any property. Where possible opt for hardwearing flooring in neutral colours that will stand the test of time.
When it comes to carpets, they will age due to foot traffic and inevitable spills, so will need to be replaced when required.
Kitchen and bathrooms
The kitchen and bathrooms are key areas for any property, and if they’re old, tired and shabby, this can be a deal breaker for prospective renters.
Meanwhile, refreshing a kitchen or bathroom doesn’t have to break the bank. It can be as simple as a coat of paint along with replacing cabinet doors and updating fixtures like taps and handles, or perhaps replacing the entire cabinet and sink in the bathroom.
If wall tiles are among the elements that indicate the bathroom or kitchen’s age, there are options such as tile paint which allow you to give the area a whole new look.
Lighting and windows
Light fittings and window treatments are also areas which can really date a property and they’re features which tend to show wear and tear over time.
If you’re looking to make a rental look more modern or feel more appealing, consider new blinds or curtains to give your property a whole new look.
Meanwhile, updating your light fittings is an affordable way to give your property a bit of a refresh.
Adequate storage can be a real drawcard for a property, particularly if your home is seeking to appeal to families.
Consider whether the current storage in your rental property is likely to be enough, and if not, look to areas like the laundry or garage where there might be creative storage solutions that you can add to the home.
Whether it’s an expansive covered area, a deck or a courtyard, a welcoming outdoor area that renters can use for entertaining can really set your property apart.
If you’re looking for an investment property or considering improving one you already own, it’s worth turning your attention to the outdoor areas.
When it comes to advertising your property for rent, great photography can be a decider for how many interested parties are likely to turn up to an open for inspection.
Do invest in quality photography, and if it’s been a few years since these images have been updated, now might be the time.
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