If you have recently listed your home for rent, you might not be garnering the attention you had hoped you would. Unfortunately, it could be that your home is missing something that appeals to renters who have many options available to them. Are you looking for some quick and budget-friendly upgrades you can make to your rental unit before somebody moves in? These tips will help your listing shine.
1. Create a Mud Room Space in the Garage
If your home does not offer a mud room where people can store shoes, coats, and other outdoor items, a space near the door leading into the home from the garage is a great spot. You can install a shelf and bench system to show off the storage area for this extra perk.
2. Add Lighting to Outdoor Areas
Does your home have a large front porch or a deck out back? Does your home have a sidewalk? Pay close attention to how these outdoor areas appear at night. People want to feel safe at night, and they may even want to use these spaces when it is dark outside for get-togethers and barbecues. A few lights can go a long way in creating an air of comfort.
3. Add a Kitchen Backsplash
A kitchen with a stone or tile backsplash packs a punch -- much more so than white walls. This is a job you can DIY or hire somebody to do, and it can be an affordable task. It makes the kitchen appear much more polished, and in the age of Instagram this is increasingly important for renters.
4. Add Window Trim
Are the windows looking a bit dull lately? You can spruce up a home by adding a striking white trim to the interior or perhaps even a small shelf in the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. Think outside of the box when it comes to revamping your windows.
5. Consider New Kitchen Lighting
The kitchen is one of the rooms where you want the most lighting, and yet so many kitchens offer just one or two lamps. Consider amping up the lighting so that you can boast about your well-lit kitchen unit.
When you have a rental unit, it is important to see the home through the eyes of the person you might be renting it next. What amenities would you like to see if you were going to be renting a home?
Contact a business like RE/MAX Realty One *Master for more help.