Part of knowing how to rent your house is understanding the steps it takes to get it ready for the rental market. Today, we are sharing three helpful tips that will make a great first impression. The way your rental property shows in person, in pictures, and online will contribute to getting it rented quickly to a great tenant.
Creating Fantastic Curb AppealOften, tenants will call about a property after driving by the home. They want to make sure they like the way it looks before they schedule a showing appointment. So, you have the one opportunity to create a great first impression. We recommend that you mow the lawn and cut back the hedges. Trim the bushes and make sure the front of the house looks clean and attractive. Most importantly, install some bark or gravel in the flower beds. This will really make the place pop, and will get the attention of high quality tenants.
Interior CleaningOnce the exterior looks appealing, it’s time to move onto the interior of the home. At the very minimum, make sure you have a professional carpet cleaning and a maid service. This will set a standard. Imagine checking into hotel. You want to know the room has been professionally cleaned, and you look for attention to detail - right down to the mint on your pillow. Create a similarly inviting environment in your rental property.
Professional PhotosA lot of home rental agencies will use professional photographers to take pictures of their listing. You should do the same. After you’ve invested all this time and money getting the property ready for the rental market, it makes sense to spend a few dollars more to have outstanding photos taken of the home. These can be used in your online advertisements, and it will improve the reach and the results of your marketing.
These are three important things to remember when you’re preparing your property for the rental market. If you have any questions about Edmonds property management, please contact us at Miller Laine Property Management.