If you have a rental property, you will know that the most important thing is making sure it is filled all of the time. However, this is often a lot easier said than done. After all, there are lots of different landlords competing for the same tenants, and so you need to do everything in your power to sweeten the deal. With that being said, continue reading to find out about the different ways you can make your rental property more attractive to potential tenants.
Light and bright – There is only one place to begin, and this is with natural light. A lot of landlords underestimate just how important this is. In any home, you need to make sure that it looks as big and spacious as possible, and this is all about letting as much natural light in. Of course, knocking down the walls and adding bigger windows, as well as adding skylights, can ensure there is plenty of natural light, but this costs a lot of money. There are ways to manipulate the light too, for example, by adding reflective surfaces around the property.
Include TV – Another way to sweeten the deal is by including a television and aerials installation as part of the package. This means that your tenants do not have to go through the hassle of buying a television and package themselves, instead it is ready and waiting for them. This does not cost a lot, but it could be just the thing to make your property more appealing than the rest in the area.
Focus on the kitchen and the bathroom – Ensuring your kitchen and bathroom both have the wow factor will definitely be worth it. When it comes to determining where you should focus your budget, it should be these two rooms. Refitting your bathrooms and kitchens with a classic design is the best way to go. Make sure the kitchen units are in good condition and that the shower has good pressure. Upgrades in these rooms can cost quite a bit, but you will make the money back in terms of your house value.
Add quirky and unexpected details – Last but not least, add little details that will make your property different from the norm. This could be art or quirky furniture. You still need to keep the home comfortable – don’t go for anything that is going to take away from this. However, look at things that will make the home stand out from others on the market.
As you can see, there are many different ways you can make your rental property more attractive and sweeten the deal. If you follow the advice that has been presented above, you can make sure that your rental property is filled sooner rather than later so that you can start getting money in your bank on a regular basis.
*This is a collaborative post.