Presenting your property…
There’s an old saying – you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true when it comes to presenting your property to potential tenants. Check out our brief guide below. For more, get in touch and we’ll share all our tips.
Stand back and look at your property….is it missing kerb appeal?
Are the window ledges scruffy, does the garden need tidying up?
Are there bits of debris scattered everywhere?
Potential tenants arriving for a viewing can be fussy and you need to get the first impression right!
Some handy tips:
- Repaint the front door & change the hardware
- Take the powerwasher out of the shed and give the front of your house a good spray
- Cut the grass. Replant areas of grass that have been burnt or are dead.
- Tidy up the flowerbeds, remove weeds and trim shrubs, bushes etc
- Remove net curtains and clean all the windows.
Book a valuation and we’ll point you in the right direction!
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It’s got to be spotless! No ifs or buts.
Either do it yourself, or pay for a professional – either way, a property that needs to be cleaned won’t achieve it’s full potential.
Would you pay top dollar for a scruffy property?
We can recommend a great cleaning company that will have the place gleaming.
Nothing beats the smell of a freshly painted property.
Dirty paintwork won’t set the right impression so paint one wall, or two walls, you don’t need to paint everywhere.
The paintwork should be clean and relatively unmarked. It’s ok to have a few scuffs here and there – it’s to be expected.
Keep it neutral and try to avoid strong colours – magnolia is your friend.
If you need a good painter at very reasonable prices, drop us a line.
If you’re renting the property furnished then the furniture should be in good condition. Ripped sofas, stained mattresses and broken chairs are a turn off for tenants and will hurt your ability to get a great rent.
It doesn’t have to be brand new, just in good condition and clean.
Your rental property shouldn’t be a depot for all your own unwanted furniture – remember this is going to be someone’s home.
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Bathrooms should be gleaming.
Re-grout if possible and replace the shower curtain if it’s a bit tired looking. Carpet in bathrooms should be replaced with tiles or lino.
Faulty / broken toilet seats should be replaced.
We all spend lots of time in the kitchen and for many it’s the heart of the property.
If you’ve read the previous tips – you know it needs to be spotless.
Check that all appliances are working and in good condition.
Tired cupboards can be brought back to life with a coat of paint
Worktops in bad shape should be replaced – you’d be amazed the difference changing the worktop can make!
It doesn’t need to cater to MasterChef, but it should be welcoming.
We can recommend tradespeople that will do any work throughout the house – just ask us.
Finally the garden (if you have one!)
Trim the bushes, mow the grass and weed the flowerbeds.
Planting shrubs in pots is a quick way to enhance a plain garden or patio area.
P.s. You need to provide a lawnmower if you expect the tenant to keep the grass trimmed