Have you just invested in your first rental property? Maybe you’re moving out of your home and instead of selling it have elected to rent it out? Whatever your circumstances are, follow these recommendations from the professionals and you’ll secure a quality tenant for your investment property in no.
Take a critical assessment of the exterior of the property; whether it’s a condo or a single family home, this is where first impressions are made. A fresh coat of paint of on the front door, new house numbers, welcome mat and up to date lighting will make a positive first impact. Ensure that the landscaping is trimmed and mowed.
The interior should be freshly painted in every room including baseboards and doors. Power clean the hardwood floors, tile floors and replace carpeting as needed. The rooms that make the biggest impression are the kitchen and bathrooms. Scour the bathroom, remove any mold or water stains and replace fixtures as needed. In the kitchen, update or add a backsplash, scour the sink and floors and ensure all appliances are in like new condition.
When a prospective tenant enters the property, three senses are on alert. Sight, sound and smell. As soft music and consider using a Groupon to invest in a nice selection of scented candles from Madewell to add a very light, favorable aroma to the space. A fresh bouquet of flowers will also help an empty property come to life. Prepare a detailed description of the property, amenities and local schools. Have rental applications available for prospective tenants.
Finally, take ample photos of the property and list it, along with as many details as possible, on one of the many reputable online rental websites. Follow these recommendations and you’ll have your property rented in no time. Best of luck to you!