Tip #1 - Improve The Curb Appeal
When people drive by a “nice” house, what are a few of the first things that you think they will notice? Probably the flowers and trees (or lack of), how high the grass is, and how clean the driveway and sidewalks are. Also, imagine if they were looking for a new apartment. Do you think they would rather live in a complex without any landscaping, or do you think they would rather live in one surrounded by green grass with the occasional flower bed and bushes? Chances are that they would probably knock on the door of the home or apartment manager’s office that choose to maintain the overall look and curb appeal of their property.
There is no denying that if you make your property look good by keeping it clean and landscaped—you will attract more tenants.
Tip #2 – “Stage” The Unit Or Home
You do not have to be an interior designer to stage a unit or home (although it certainly helps). Taking the time to stage the unit or home will make them more inviting, as well as give the potential tenant a better idea of what he or she can or cannot fit in each room or unit.
It is important to remember that when staging a home or room that you should remove any bulky or extra furniture because it might “feel” overcrowded. Also, if there is a current tenant, you should get permission to remove any photos, papers, or toys, etc. so that the potential tenant can imagine what their belongins would look like there instead.
Tip #3 - Maximize The Unit's Or Home's Lighting
Aside from increasing curb appeal and staging the home, one way to make it look more attractive includes maximizing the unit’s or home’s lighting. You can do this whether it is a gloomy or bright day. Before you show the unit or property, walk around to ensure that all of the blinds are open, or the lights are on. Making use of the lighting will enhance surfaces, rooms, or other areas of the home or unit that would otherwise look smaller without the light to illuminate them.
There are many ways to make your property look enticing. If you are interested in hearing more tips, or would like to get in touch with us to hear how we can help you find tenants, please reach out to us. We will be happy to help!