As a Copper River rental property owner, leasing your property needs more than just advertising and screening tenants. A key element of quickly finding new tenants is adopting effective strategies for staging and showing your rental. While the occasional vacancy and property showing may be part of owning a rental house, that doesn’t indicate that these actions should be lengthy or take up a great deal of your time. As an alternative, implement these staging and touring tips to get your property leased faster.
Give Proper Notice
Primarily, if you currently have a tenant, it’s important to prepare them for the interruption of showing the property. Few tenants enjoy having people walking through their home, even if their lease requires them to obey. You can encourage your tenants to be willing participants in the process by establishing clear, positive communication and showing that you care for their privacy and time. They may even be ready to guarantee that the property is clean via strong tenant connections before you bring prospective tenants over for a tour.
Choose Your Moment
Even if you have a tenant in residence or not, it is imperative to put some thought and effort into how the property looks before asking prospective tenants to visit. If your current tenant seems to be messy or is in the course of moving, it may not be the greatest time to set up showings. You need to know your tenant well enough to decide whether to wait until they move out to show the place to others.
Staging for Maximum Appeal
Undeniably, an empty rental house does not show as well as one that is furnished. It can be difficult for individuals to acquire an accurate impression of the size of rooms and how well their own belongings will fit when standing in an empty space. As a result, it’s a good idea to stage the rental house with at least a few furnishings to bring the interior some dimension.
Using a current tenant’s furniture may be the quickest approach to stage a rental house. But too much stuff, mainly personal belongings, can interfere with an effective showing. Placing a small table and chairs in the dining area is a relatively easy way to accomplish this. That way, the furniture can help prospective tenants get an accurate feel for the size of each room.
You may want to explore renting or borrowing some materials to place in the rental just for show. You don’t need to go too big or include too much when you stage a rental home. Several furnishings and maybe a decorative touch or two to provide visual beauty and color can help prospective tenants better visualize themselves living in the space. In turn, that may help you to lease the property sooner, saving you both time and lost rental income.
While you are staging and showing property, be sure about taking actions to ensure the security of both your property and your current tenant’s belongings if any. It is best to go with anyone touring the rental property. You should also make it a priority to ensure that doors and windows are all locked before you leave, specifically if your tenant is not at home at the time of the showing. In the end, it’s vital to reassure a current tenant of the activities you will take to prevent theft and safeguard their security and privacy.
There is no denying that staging and showing a rental house takes both time and effort. However, there is no need for you to do it yourself. To free up your time and give yourself peace of mind, consider contacting Real Property Management Platinum. Our Copper River property management professionals offer the full range of quality services you and your rental property need. You can call us at 559-425-8550 or contact us online.
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