Tips that Help You to Make More Money with Your Rental Property
1. Thoroughly clean the property from top to bottom before showing it. Although you can do all of the cleanings on your own, you may find it beneficial to hire a professional company to do it for you. After all, they have professional-quality cleaning products and will work hard to clean every nook and cranny. When someone walks into the property, it should feel brand-new. The baseboards, floors, walls, ceilings, and everything in between need to be as clean as possible. Don’t forget to clean the windows as well so that there is a clear view outside. You will have a much easier time finding tenants if the rental property is extremely clean.
2. Don’t make the mistake of showing the rental property to tenants one at a time. Instead, opt for group showings. Set a specific time where people can show up to view the rental property. When there are other people viewing the suite, it helps create a sense of urgency. It also makes the apartment seem more desirable. You may even find that you can command a higher rent price if prospective tenants are willing to bid against one another for the rental property.
3. Take an honest look at the entry door. Is it clean? Could it use a fresh coat of paint? The front door is the first thing people see when they walk up to the property. You should make the entry way look as clean and inviting as possible. When people start out with a great first impression, they are more likely to view the rest of the property favorably as well. A simple coat of paint can make a world of difference in how desirable the property seems.
4. Clean up old appliances. Dirty, outdated appliances can make the whole apartment feel unattractive and uninviting. Using glass cleaner can be a great way to refresh your appliances, helping them to look like new again. Most tenants spend a lot of time looking at the appliances in the suite. The vast majority of them are looking for appliances that are extremely clean and that are in like-new condition. It is well worth taking the time to scrub your existing appliances until they shine like new. This can help you generate a lot more interest in the space.
5. Check whether the flooring should be replaced. If you have linoleum flooring in the kitchen and bathroom of your suite, make sure that it doesn’t look stained, cracked, or worn. If it does, it is well worth the extra expense to replace it. Avoid the temptation to just throw a rug over it. Instead, think of replacing the floor as an investment. High-quality flooring that is in good shape will make it much easier for you to charge a reasonable rental price for your property. Watch this video for more information: