It’s important that you present your property in the best way possible. Taking advertising photographs is not just a case of throwing a few photos from your smartphone on the internet. You’ll want to attract fabulous tenants with the right presentation.
When you show a prospective tenant around your property it’s crucial that it’s clean and tidy. Although they’ll understand that not all properties are kept in great decorative order all the time, don’t imagine they have the ability to ‘overlook’ dirt and squalor. Even if the existing tenants are to blame for the mess, it will still reflect badly on you and the property.
Think of a viewing as job interview: to give an immediate and good first impression, make sure your property looks its best rather than scruffy and dirty.
If you have the money and the time, a quick splash of paint around a property is a very worthwhile investment. It’ll give prospective tenants the impression of a clean, tidy and almost new property. Recently decorated properties tenant quicker than properties offered needing attention throughout the new tenant’s tenancy term. If you can afford to give the property a quick decoration and time permits, do it.
Always use neutral colours. Avoid bright colour schemes and feature walls. Tenants generally prefer neutral colours. This also applies to carpet and flooring if they are on the redecoration list too.
A clean and tidy property allows prospective tenants to actually see what the property is like. Showing a tenant around a dark, dingy property is a sure way to turn them off. Avoid this by allowing as much light as possible to flood into the rooms – keep the lights on and the curtains open.