If you’ve invested in a buy to let property, you probably want to rent it out as soon as possible. With the knowledge that more people are renting than ever before, you might be tempted to just rent your property without putting any work into it. Whilst you might eventually get someone interested, you’re not going to get someone as soon as you would like.
Simply put; you need to make your property appeal to prospective tenants. There are several ways that you can do this; here are just some of our top tips!
Make a good first impression
A first impression is often a lasting one, so you want to make sure that your property gives tenants a brilliant one. Take a look at your garden and assess any work that needs doing before you start showing people around. Tend to overgrown grass, fix any broken gates or windows, paint your front door – anything that will improve the look of the building.
Make sure it’s clean
The first thing that people notice when looking around a property is how clean it is. No one wants to walk into a house and see that it’s dirty or dusty – it will put them off straight away.
The kitchen and bathroom are the most important rooms to pay attention to – the tenants need to be able to imagine living there.
Obvious visual signs such as stains and mould are not the only things that you need to look out for, you should also make sure that there isn’t any lingering smells from the previous tenants; smoking or pets can leave a long lasting smell that will put potential tenants off.
Who are you appealing to?
As a landlord, you need to think about who you are aiming to attract with your property. Do you want to attract families? Young professionals? Students? A group of friends? Whoever you choose, you need to make sure that your property will appeal to them.
Families and young professionals might be more interested in the feel of the house, the furniture that is included, and whether the house has internet access and satellite TV.
Internet access will be the number one consideration for students, where as they might not be as bothered about the furniture in the house.
If you follow these helpful tips, there is no reason why your property won’t be snapped up quickly! For those who are considering renting or letting a property in Birmingham – we’ve got you covered.
Belvoir Birmingham are a professional and experienced letting service, who are dedicated to helping people find the perfect property. Whether you’re looking to rent or let a property, we will be happy to help.
For more information about our services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can get in touch with us on 0121 212 0122 and a member of our team will be happy to help.