In the rental market, it isn’t always easy to find a high-quality tenant. However, there are many ways you can invest in your property to attract the best of the best. Below are just a few tips on refreshing your property to attract better tenants.
Clean Your Property before the Showing
We can’t emphasize this enough—a clean property can make the difference between a prospective tenant taking a thorough walkthrough or turning right back around and walking away. If you have a new house or you are in between tenants, you have a prime opportunity to present your rental at its best. Cleaning is all about the details. It’s more than just sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting. You also have to get into all of the cracks and corners. You will have to scrub the baseboards, remove any marks on the wall, repaint any chips, and a whole host of other cleaning activities. For this instance, you may want to consider hiring a cleaner to take care of this for you. A tried and true method for real estate agents is to bake chocolate chip cookies or burn a vanilla candle to create a warm and inviting scent.
However, not every landlord has the luxury to clean so thoroughly before a showing. If you still have tenants living in your property while you show it to prospective renters, you may have a more difficult time controlling the cleanliness of the property. While you may not be able to demand that the current tenants make their property spic and span, you can offer to hire a maid to clean the space before others visit the property.