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If you are a property investor, then chances are that you have a home that you let out to renters. Trying to get people attracted and interested in this home is one of the first battles and it’s important you make it appealing in order to get tenants in. The best sorts of tenants are long-term ones as this saves all the hassle of having to find new people and having the others move out and doing the deep clean and other aspects involved. If you are looking for long-term tenants you want to make the home as nice as possible in order to make it somewhere they don’t want to leave. Here we have some top tips to make a home appeal to renters.
Ensure it has good photography
Nice photography is one of the most important aspects when it comes to appealing to new tenants. You want to ensure it looks true to the pictures but that they also show your home in its best light. The last thing you want is for it to look dark and dingy and have no one come and view it. You can take photos yourself or hire a real estate property management company who can take photos and take care of other services like this for you.
Make it feel homey
While a rented home is yours, you want it to feel homey for the tenants and somewhere that they can call their own. This is particularly true if you want them to stay for a while – the nicer the place is, the more likely they are to want to do this. There are many ways you can make the home more appealing. Firstly, it’s a good idea to decorate it in neutral colors. We recommend beige or cream walls and wooden or laminate flooring. This is easy to clean and also easy for them to accessorize with things such as colorful furniture, plants, and photos on the wall. It’s a great compromise for both of you.
Consider if you’ll let them have pets
One of the more recent deal breakers for families is whether or not they will be allowed to bring pets with them. This is a big decision for you as you don’t want them to wreck your home, but can also really help to get tenants in. What you could do is charge a cleaning fee for pets and only allow certain pets. For example, you might not allow large dogs as they can cause more destruction. It is up to you to decide at your discretion.
These are just a few things that you can do that could make your home appeal to renters. It’s a good idea to do what you can in order to make your home as nice as possible both for renters and for yourself. The nicer it is, hopefully the more respect they will treat it with as they will want to keep it nice. If you have a place that’s scrappy and tatty they will likely not be as fussed about keeping it in a top notch condition.