The property rental market is extremely competitive, so it is important that landlords do all they can to make sure their property stands out from neighbouring abodes. Catch the eye of potential tenants by following these top tips:
Ensure the property’s exterior is appealing
First impressions count when it comes to prospective tenants viewing your property. Therefore, make sure that people who are interested in your flat or house head inside with a positive attitude by clearing away any clutter and giving windowsills a thorough clean.
Be sure to mow the lawn if your property has a garden, as well as planting fresh flowers around the borders or in hanging baskets to make your abode more attractive.
Invest in products aimed at helping your tenants save
With their monthly rent to think about, why not give potential tenants a helping hand when it comes to their disposable income by investing in some handy energy-saving products?
Water management specialists Cistermiser has equipment like its Easyflush system and infrared taps, which are recommended when improving a bathroom’s design as they can save the use of thousands of litres of water each year.
Energy monitors and wireless electricity meters created by the likes of efergy are just as useful to help aid tenants in controlling their gas and electricity usage all around the home.
Make focal points stand out
Whether it’s a fireplace or a seat that is set into a window, you will want the focal point of your property to be one of the first things that a tenant sees when entering your property.
As such, tailor a tour so that the room with the focal point is viewed as early as possible. Adding some décor around this statement piece can also draw the eye — place some colourful pillows on that window seat or hang a large mirror over the fireplace.
Buff floors and professionally clean carpets
You shouldn’t forget about your floors when getting a property ready for a viewing. If you have hardwood, laminate or tiled flooring, getting them buffed will give them a clean and shiny appearance — even if they were laid a few years ago — and making a room instantly more aesthetically pleasing.
Have a room with a carpet? Arrange to have the carpet professionally cleaned and you can avoid prospective tenants being put off because they couldn’t draw their eyes away from a tough stain or off-colour segment.