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Whenever you need to fill a vacancy in your rental property, it is in your best interest to make the apartment as visually pleasing as possible.  The reason is that what you visually see represents the most important aspect of any first impression, and first impressions are critical.  As long as you take the steps needed to create an amazing first impression, you will have a much larger pool of prospects from which to choose than you would otherwise.

And it is usually pretty cheap and easy to foster these positive first impressions.  To do so, you need to enhance the exterior as well as the interior of the property.  In terms of the exterior, make sure the grass is cut, the garden beds have fresh mulch and no weeds, and that there is no trash on the ground.  Another thing you can do if the front door is in bad shape is to give it a fresh coat of paint.

The inside of the unit is equally as important.  Of course you’ll want to make sure it is as clean as possible, including shampooing the carpet, washing the windows, and hanging new mini-blinds (less than $4 a piece at Lowes).  Also replace any burned out light bulbs, fix any leaks, and place a few scented candles and/or fresh flowers in the apartment during the showings.  If necessary, you could also add a new coat of paint.

As you can see it is not hard at all to enhance the first impression that your vacant property conveys.  Everything I mentioned above can be done for less than $300, so there is really no reason to ignore the advice.  Remember, the nicer your vacant unit looks, the better tenants you will likely have move in, which obviously will make your landlord responsibilities easier to handle.



One Response to Easy Ways to Make Any Income Property Appealing to Potential Tenants

  1. David Hillyer says:

    Good advice, as we provide the services mentioned for investment property owners we notice a huge increase in the time properties are rented when the basics are done. I assume your figures are for those owners who live in the same area as their property and do the work themselves. Pretty hard to find someone to provide materials and do the work for $300.00

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