Steps for Helping Your House to Rent Out Quickly
What makes one
apartment go on the market, have a number of showings in the first
month and have a contract in place shortly thereafter, while an apparently
similar apartment sits on the market for months? Of course, luck may have a little
to do with it, but there is a good chance that the owner was prepared to rent while the other house and owner were not. Although
pricing is a very important factor there are other issues that will have a great
deal of effect on whether or not you have a quick rental.
Getting Your House Ready to Let Out
Prepare yourself to "sell" your house. Do your best to see the house, no longer as your home, but as a product to be marketed. Disconnect Your Emotions. This takes some work, especially if you have been in the home for a number of years and have many memories there, but it is necessary if you want to maximize your potential.
Get the flaws, leaks and necessary repairs fixed before you put the house on
the market for rent. Do what is necessary to make your property stand out from the
competition. Make certain that your house is fresher, cleaner, and better
maintained. Remove most of the "imprint" that you have made on the house. Having
a few family pictures around is fine, but if your house is a "shrine" to your
family--walls full of personal pictures--you should take some steps to
depersonalize it. Buyers must be able to envision themselves in the house, which
is difficult if everywhere they turn they stare at you! Make your house
anonymous. You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Real
Estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours.
The First Step - Removing Clutter
The Most Important Room in the House: The kitchen. Fresh clean tidy kitchen. Get everything off the counters. There is nothing that turns tenants off like a clutter oily untidy kitchen.
The Rest of the House : Fixing Up the Interior
Plumbing & Fixtures, Ceiling, Walls & Painting, Carpets & Flooring. Windows & Doors.
Transform your house into a home instantly without spending anything. Taking time to clean and decorate the place
Along with location and condition, the rental pricing is a major component of the reasons why a property will or will not rent quickly. Although the pricing should not be dealt with lightly, some owners have a tendency to put too much emphasis on the asking price and not enough on the condition, ending up with a house that is overpriced for its current condition and the overall market. Lastly, make the house accessible. That means it's always ready to show. Many tenants won't bother seeing a house that is inconvenience to set an appointment . If you are a busy person, make arrangement for your agent to show the house to their prospective tenants at a few hours notice.
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