Having a property rented out is great – so
what can you do to ensure that it gets rented out
even faster? Of course by enlisting the help of
a good letting agent such as Garabys in Wokingham
should be number one in your priorities –
but before someone comes to view the property, there
are certain things that you can do to make that
prospective new tenant feel right at home.
1. Get cleaning!
It may sound obvious, but a prospective tenant might
easily be put off by a dirty kitchen worktop, and
certainly by an unclean bathroom. So don the rubber
gloves and pay attention to those areas. Kitchens
and bathrooms should sparkle! Make sure that tiles
and work surfaces are gleaming, and don’t
forget the grouting too.
Lighting can make or break a room –
so make the most of mood lighting. Open curtains
for extra light during the day – and ensure
that evening lighting is warm and welcoming. Make
it appropriate for each room as far as possible
– bright and airy in the kitchen and bathroom…
and perhaps a little more subdued in the living
room and bedrooms.
A prospective tenant can spot a
leaking tap a mile off – and they want to
know that you pay attention to small details. Fix
those taps, and if possible get some new modern
ones which can bring a kitchen or bathroom up to
Clear the clutter
Try to keep rooms as clear of clutter
as possible. If you can, then it’s a good
idea to store boxes etc off the premises.
Be aware of unwanted smells. Make the use of pot
pourri or air fresheners to avoid smells of damp,
stuffiness or pets.