Before showing a house: When potential renters look at the property, small details can make strong first impressions. There’s only one chance for a good first impression. Try some of these ideas while preparing a house for the best first impression possible.
Remove items that could cause visitors to stumble, trip, or become injured in any way. Inspect the house from top to bottom. Correct any potential hazard.
Small repairs could make the difference. It is easier to show how beautiful a home IS than to ask a potential renter to imagine how it COULD look after simple repairs are made. A small amount of time and money invested in “sprucing-up” can pay off.
Fix-up Part 2:
A loose doorknob or leaky faucet can make potential renters wonder about other repairs, and cause them to look harder for problems. Also, many minor repairs can be done ahead of time and at savings from hiring a professional later on.
How does the driveway look? First impressions start with “curb appeal” and continue as the potential tenants walk thru the house. Keep the lawn cut and edged, leaves raked, shrubs trimmed. Check everywhere for odors, and remember to change the air conditioning filter often.
Kitchens and Bathrooms are very important:
Potential renters judge how the entire house is maintained, by the condition of the bathrooms and kitchen. A bit of extra scrubbing and caulking here can go a long way to helping rent the property.