It’s a struggle to find time to renovate or repair your rental while a tenant is in place. So when your tenants are vacating and there is a week or two between tenancies you need to jump on this opportunity! You want to achieve premium price and attract quality tenants so giving your investment a little TLC will go a long way. iThink Property Manager, Tori Austen has a few tips to help ensure your property is in tip top shape.
Before jumping head first, take the time to think about how you want your rental property to look & what type of tenants you want to attract. There is no question about it, prospective tenants are more attracted to well-presented properties. A well-presented property doesn’t just help with attracting quality tenants but also can help you achieve maximum rental return, it’s really a win-win!
First impressions do count and the first thing a tenant will see when coming to inspect your property is the front yard. Create a welcoming space by ensuring it is neat and tidy. Trim any trees or hedges, weed the gardens, mow the lawn, clean gutters, wash the outside of the house etc.
IF IT’S BROKEN, FIX IT
From door handles to chipped tiles now is the perfect time to thoroughly inspect your property and replace or repair any issues. A minor repair today could save you spending a lot more on bigger problems in the future!
ADD VALUE INSIDE
If you can afford it why not complete some minor renovations to increase appeal to tenants? Maybe your kitchen or bathroom needs revamping? Modernising these areas is a great long term investment and you’ll thank yourself later! If you’re not looking to renovate an entire space why not try a fresh coat of paint, modern light switches and fittings or new handles. These are all small and affordable ways to transform dated spaces.
Tori Austen – Property Manager
07 3202 3040
Bright haired and bubbly, no job is ever too hard for the affable Tori. With a background in customer service and several years Property Management experience under her belt, Tori is dedicated to taking the stress out of owning an investment property and committed to exceptional delivery of service and communication.