As the rental market is very competitive you will have to put in extra time and effort to ensure a hassle free tenancy. To attract potential tenants you need to prepare your house for renting by following certain tips.
Increase the curb appeal
The exteriors of your house are equally important as its interiors. If the exterior does not attract the tenants they may not be interested in looking inside. You should put in some efforts to increase the curb appeal by manicuring the lawn, removing all the debris and weeds, and prune the shrubs and trees to offer a clean look. You can also plant some flowers and repaint the walls to give a fresh look. You must also make sure that the porch is well lit and there are no broken light fixtures.
De-clutter the house
You should make sure that your house is clean and well organized before showing it to the tenant. You can re-arrange the furniture, paint the walls, vacuum the carpets, and clean the upholstery, curtains and the floors. There should be sufficient sunlight and ventilation through the house to give it a warm and comfortable feel. By using proper lighting, you can brighten up the hallways and highlight certain architectural features of the house.
Clean the kitchen and bathroom
Kitchen is the most important place in the house, so it is crucial that it is clean. Similarly, bathrooms start showing signs of degeneration due to the high level of moisture. You can also consider hiring a professional to thoroughly clean the kitchen and bathroom. You can clean the kitchen cabinets and countertops, mop the floor and ensure that all the appliances are clean and working. You should also make sure that the bathroom tiles, floor and fixtures are, clean and hygienic. You can also consider changing some of the bathroom and kitchen accessories to give a fresh new look.
Enhance your positives to beat the competition
It is crucial that you know what your competitor is offering. If a tenant is getting a relatively new property with additional features such as a patio, a garage or a newly renovated kitchen at a lower rent than yours then you will have to make certain changes to match the competition. Therefore, make sure that you have the appropriate information about the competitive market and the rates. You should also highlight the positive points that make your property unique and desirable.
For more tips, contact the real estate agents at John Reider Properties. We are located at 455 E. Central Texas Expwy, Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 699 - 8300.