The presentation of your property is a critical factor in a successful leasing your property and achieving the highest possible rent. Great presentation provides immediate attraction and stirs the emotional appeal of prospective tenants when viewing properties. It is important to do whatever is possible to have your home looking its absolute best on inspection days.
To improve the presentation, you may seek the opinion of a property stylist, or to help you can start with North West Realty's leasing tips.
Street appeal is so important as prospective tenants arrive on inspection day or simply drive by - first impressions count. Tidy the yard, mulch gardens, water, fertilize and cut lawns, high pressure clean the house, paths and driveways.
Your Agent will meet and greet prospective tenants at the front door. Make it inviting. Include entrance mats, decorative pots and plants.
Spring clean, clean carpets, windows and general de-cluttering will make the whole house feel fresh and large. It will also be easier to keep tidy.
Remove excess items, keep kitchen benches clear to let buyers focus on the space of the home.
Let the light shine in, open windows and doors for natural light.
Put lights and lamps on, even during the day - especially in kitchens and bathrooms.
Present your home as if you are about to have friends over - set tables, display fresh flowers to brighten a room, make the beds and put "that stuff" away.
Soft music works extremely well as prospective tenants are more relaxed and look freely.
In bathrooms, beautiful sets of towels and quality soaps enhance appeal.
Know the best hours of the day to present your home when it looks and feels its best.
Everyone has got too much to do, especially time poor prospective tenants. Take care of all maintenance items in the home, check that everything is working and it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do.
There are some critical timelines that actually happen in the Community when considering leasing.
Is your property currently vacant? Ensure that your garden and pool is maintained while your property isn't being occupied. Remember that first impressions count!
Be ready not rushed!