In order to prepare your home for rent, you will need to do certain things to ensure your house is suitable for rental. Remember, you have to think from a tenant’s point of view. You have to understand what people are looking for and consider other offers being made elsewhere in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter real estate.
Here are some improvements you can make to increase the appeal of your home as well as its rental value.
Improving the Exterior
Prepare your lawn before putting your home up for rent. You should pay special attention to edges and outdoor landscaping. Consulting a landscaping expert or searching online for landscaping ideas would be beneficial. Making sure your house looks green from the outside will naturally increase its appeal.
Outdoor lights can also play a big part when it comes to improving the exterior of your home. Try to change your landscaping lights to LEDs since they are cheaper, longer lasting, and use less power, resulting in lower electricity bills. Potential tenants will be looking for a house where they can keep outdoor lights switched on without worrying about energy cost.
Improving the Interior
Before you place your home on the market for rental, you have to make sure that you have maximized the interior appeal to attract customers from Jonathan’s Landing and other similar areas. Although you don’t need to make any major changes to the interior structure, you still need to clean every room, fix the clutter, and give it a new coat of paint. If you are too busy, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to clean the house every weekend until you attain new tenants.
It is important that your home does not show any signs of moisture damage or leaks. Look for this especially in the basement and attic areas as this is where the damages are most obvious. You should repair any cracks, holes or leaks before you put your house up for rental.
Finally, you need to check the electric, plumbing, and heating systems. They should all be in perfect shape, ready to be used. If the tenants have to make improvements, they will have the ability to negotiate rental amount.