Tenants look for reasons to not take the property so remove all issues. This means that when a tenant views a property (although they are not aware they are doing it) they are looking for reasons not to take the property and will compare it to others. The more reasons your property has compared to others on the market then the lower chance you have of finding the right tenant.
First impressions are important so often the front exterior of the property is just as important as the inside. Ensure the exterior is clean, tidy and well presented, pathways swept and free from weeds. Any woodwork to be painted and fresh. Windows clean.
Inside the property should be free from maintenance issues at the time of marketing. Anything left outstanding indicates to a tenant that the landlord does not really care and they will worry what would happen in the event of a boiler breakdown.
Tenants also look on a price scale and work upwards until they find a property that is suitable and will commit to it. They will not continue to look above the price of the suitable property, so you must ensure your property is priced right.
Its not always about getting the highest price for your rental investment as this can often lead to void periods which in turn bring the rental income of your property down.
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