Street appeal tips

Six simple home improvement tips to increase street appeal

In a high vacancy rental market, investors need to make sure their Perth rental stands out from the crowd… for the right reasons. This means ensuring your rental delivers from the outside, as well as on the inside. After all, a rental property with street appeal will help drive potential tenants through the door and set the right first impression during home opens. With the right tools and advice from your Perth property managers, upping the street appeal of your rental property should be a fairly straightforward process. Here are a few home improvement tips to get you started.

Give your garden some TLC

Your tenants aren’t the only ones who need to set a lasting impression during property viewings. As a landlord, the front lawn of your rental property is the first opportunity you have to set the right first impression with your prospective tenants. A well-maintained garden not only looks nice, it also speaks volume about how you care for your rental property as a whole. If you look after the front of your Perth rental, your tenants will know you are committed to maintaining the inside of your property too. By clearing out weeds, mulching garden beds, planting fresh flowers and getting rid of unsightly clutter, you can ensure the front of your property looks as inviting as the inside. ¬†

Paint can work wonders

There’s nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t fix (within reason of course)! Re-painting the exterior of your Perth rental is a great way to brighten up your property whilst removing signs of external aging. You could even consider painting your front door a different colour to add a little extra character to the property.

Consider adding a fence

If your rental allows for it, consider adding a fence around the front of your property. This added layer of security is often a welcome addition amongst family and pet owners, and is an easy way to add character and style to your Perth rental. Fences can also help ‘highlight’ space at the front of your property that isn’t otherwise obvious to tenants.

Fix the roof

Rooves are another part of your property that can become prone to wear and tear or water damage over the years. If the roof of your rental is looking a little ragged and tired, try bringing it back to life with a fresh coat of paint. If any tiles are missing, cracked or damaged, make sure you replace them to ensure your property presents its best during viewings.

Create a path to the front door

When it comes to home opens, you need to make sure the entrance to your Perth rental looks as inviting as possible to tenants. A great way to do this is to create (or highlight) a pathway to your property. This may be a case of simply sweeping your driveway to remove leaves and rubbish. However, if you have the budget, you may want to consider creating an authentic pathway from stone or marble; this can really add character to a property whilst preventing any damage from foot traffic.

Freshen up worn windows

There’s nothing more telling than dirty windows during a property viewing, so make sure yours are clean and in good condition before advertising to tenants. In addition to replacing worn window frames, cleaning the windows themselves, and replacing any broken window locks, make sure your blinds and curtains match your property from the outside.

Advice from the Perth property experts

If you’re looking to make the most out of your investment property both before and after tenants move in, you may want to consider enlisting the help of a Perth property expert. The experienced property management team at Rentwest have an in-depth knowledge of the Perth property market, and can help you ensure your property stands out from the crowd for the right reasons.

To find out more about our property management solutions, or for advice on how to maximise the appeal of your Perth rentals, contact the Rentwest team today on 08 9314 9888 or email us at rentals@rentwest.com.au

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