Therefore, you must create the best impression, and this means making sure your home is as appealing and as attractive as possible. At Holmes Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we have worked closely with many landlords across South West London. This experience helps us help you meet the needs of tenants. If you want to make the best impression without breaking the bank, here are some quick home improvement tips which tenants love.
Create the best first impression with kerb appeal
The importance of kerb appeal and making a positive impression is on the rise, but a lot more can be done by landlords to attract the attention of prospective tenants. Whether the outside of your rental property refers to a garden area or a shared entrance, you should take time to ensure it looks as appealing as possible.
At the bare minimum, ensure the area is tidy, safe and that there are clearly defined areas, creating a sense of order.
Stage the property with your ideal tenant in mind
It is likely you have an ideal tenant in place when letting your property. It may be there is a key demographic which is looking for rental homes in your area, or you may be keen to let to a type of tenant. If you are, staging the rental property with this tenant in mind is a good idea.
Some landlords believe offering a clean slate will help you appeal to as many potential tenants as possible, but this can often be off-putting for some tenants. If you want to reach students, make sure there is an area where they can study. If you are looking to reach young professionals, a home office or gym area can entice the right people to your property. If you are looking to let to families, ensure there is a safe and welcoming atmosphere, and that the home is child-friendly.
If you need any guidance in determining who your ideal tenant is, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Review window and door frames
The importance of energy-efficiency has never been more prevalent for landlords and tenants. You must have an Energy Performance Certificate when letting property, and this means tenants can see how energy-efficient the property is. Therefore, you should take steps to improve the energy-efficiency rating of the property, and filling cracks and gaps in window and door frames is an excellent starting place.
We know letting property in South West London is often challenging, but we are here to assist you. If you would like to arrange for a property valuation, we can provide this service for you. However, whatever help you need in letting your property, we are here to help, so please contact Holmes Estate Agents.