First impressions are crucial for renters – usually, they’ll have a number of viewings lined up at once, so highlighting your property’s key features is essential, as is working on the areas that need improvement.
Here are our top five tips for preparing your property for a viewing:
Renters need to be able to imagine themselves living in the property – a cluttered, claustrophobic-looking space won’t do anything to inspire them. Remove unnecessary items but retain the home’s character. Glimpses of this will help keep your property or room off the market for longer.
Don’t forget the exterior
If you’re lucky enough to have a front garden, don’t neglect it. If renters are faced with an untidy, uninviting exterior, they’ll likely approach the viewing with negative connotations of the property’s interior.
Complete all necessary repairs and refurbishments
Prospective tenants are more inclined to consider a property on the basis that it is in good condition. Undertake these fixes to impress your potential tenants:
- Patch up any cracks in walls
- Fix any broken doors, drawers, or kitchen cabinets;
- Make sure the oven is clean
- Fix any cracked tiles
Create a warm interior
Both natural and artificial lighting should open up the potential of a room. Soft furnishings, including cushions, throws, rugs, curtains, and artwork in contrasting colours all add to a room’s character, creating a warm, homely feel.
And finally, don’t forget to embrace other senses
Our sense of sight is not the only major determining factor in whether we like a property or a room. You should also think about smells – let fresh air in through the windows and opt for a soft diffuser to create a fresh atmosphere. It’s also important to turn off appliances and TVs to ensure a peaceful viewing.
For advice on preparing your property for a viewing, speak to the Smart City Rooms team today on 020 7078 0215, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of the team will get right back to you.