Walk and Sparkle: Making Ready-to-Show Apartments
If you want to rent out an apartment, you need to do a few things first to make sure the space appeals to potential residents. Making a good first impression is crucial to attracting renters, so here some tips on how to do that.
If the countertops are dusty or the carpets are stained, it will take away from the apartment’s appeal. Vacuum, mop, and get the carpets cleaned. Dust every surface, get rid of cobwebs, and wash the windows. Don’t forget about the bathrooms either- you want those mirrors and sinks to shine.
You may even want to consider hiring professionals for a top-to-bottom interior cleaning. People want to picture themselves living in the apartment. If they see a dirty apartment, it will discourage them from renting.
It’s also important to make repairs to anything that’s broken — fix leaky faucets, replace cracked bathroom tiles, caulk the bathtub or shower and replace burned-out lightbulbs. Make sure any ceiling fans work and are free of dust. Inspect windows and doors to make sure they open and close properly.
If there are any imperfections or stains on the wall make sure to paint over them. Always go for a neutral color. Bright colors can be busy and startling, and you want to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.
Before you showcase your apartment, you’ll want to spray for pests. You can even bring this up to potential renters so they know they won’t have to worry about critter problems or spraying themselves.
Consider hiring someone to stage the apartment. Tastefully furnishing and decorating the space will help visitors visualize what it would be like to live there (and how nice it would be!). It can also give them ideas as to which types and shapes of furniture will work in the space.
Open House Preparations
On the day of open house, you can do a few small things that can make a big difference. First, open the blinds or curtains to let in as much light as possible. This will make the room look bigger, brighter, and more welcoming. Also, make sure the apartment is free of any unpleasant odors by using an air freshener or scented candle.
Now that your apartment is clean and presentable, it is ready to show. Your newly painted walls and spotless floors will attract many potential renters who are looking for a place to call home. Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss how to add Daily Deals and Rental Specials to your apartment listing.
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