How to Boost Your Rental Property’s Curb Appeal
Do you want to make a great first impression on people when they view your property? Invest some time into improving your rental's curb appeal!
Many landlords make an effort to get the interior of the property rent-ready by conducting maintenance and upgrades. However, if the curb appeal of your rental fails to capture the attention of prospects, then you’ll find it hard to fill vacancies. The good news is, investing in upgrades to your property’s exterior doesn't have to break the bank! If you want to learn some tips and tricks to enhance your rental curb appeal, thus drawing in more prospective tenants, keep on reading!
Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal
There are many things that you can do to give your property’s exterior a facelift. This is great because no matter your budget, you’ll be able to find something that suits your needs.
Make Use of Bright Colors
You want your property to stand out from others on the block and the market. So, consider adding pops of color! There are many ways you can introduce color to the outdoor spacing of your rental and a lot of them are very cost-effective. You can give the home a fresh coat of paint to revive its exterior, paint the front door a bold shade or plan brightly colored flowers. You can even introduce color to smaller details like the mailbox, or the house's number plate so that it’s easily visible.
Paint the Exterior
You don’t have to choose a bold color if you don’t want to. However, refreshing the exterior with a new coat of paint can go a long way in improving your rental curb appeal.
Your property's exterior experiences a lot of wear and tear from the elements. This means that the paint can become faded, cracked, or start chipping off. If you’re looking to repair the property, contact an expert as this can be a big undertaking, especially if you lack the experience. You also want to ensure that you invest in good quality paint.
Add More Plants and Greenery
No one wants to see a lawn with dry grass, and little vibrance. So consider adding greenery and other plants to liven up the yard. When selecting greenery you want to go for plants that are pleasing to the eye, low maintenance, and that can provide some additional privacy. If you don’t know which plants fit those criteria or where to plant them, consider reaching out to a landscaper. They’ll be able to advise you on which plants will fit your needs best. They’ll also be able to advise you on how to take care of them.
Add More Exterior Lights
Lighting plays a key role in making your home look inviting. Lighting will not only help with your property’s overall appearance, but it also plays a role in ensuring the tenants feels safe and comfortable. The good news is, that there are plenty of lighting options available for a wide range of budgets.
Take a look at your front door and walkways, is it well-lit at night? Add some lighting to the front entrance to ensure that the door is visible. You can also invest in various kinds of lighting along pathways in the yard.
Pay Attention to Landscaping and Yard Maintenance
If your yard is looking cluttered or overgrown, this could be an eyesore to passersby and potential tenants. It’s best if you put together a yard maintenance plan to ensure that it stays in good condition year-round. Remove any dead or dying plants and replace with them vibrant healthy ones, mow the land and remove weeds. You should also pay attention to dirt and grime build-up on pathways and in the gutters.
Once again, if you lack the time or experience to handle regular yard maintenance, reach out to a professional. Hire a landscaping service to come by on a semi-regular basis to ensure that the space stays in good condition.
Don’t Overlook the Front Door
Assess the state of your front door. If it’s looking weathered, consider adding a fresh coat of paint and replacing its hardware. If the door is old or looks like it’s seen better days, consider investing in a new one altogether. You want a door that’s sturdy and secure because it will last longer and provide those living in the rental with an additional sense of security.
Having a Cleaning Routine in Place
Just like the property’s interior, the outside should be routinely cleaned. Make sure the windows share spot-free, pathways and home siding is power-washed and that outdoor furniture stays looking fresh. When you show that you care about maintaining the property’s cleanliness inside and out, this will show prospects how much you care about the property and their comfort.
Landlords have a responsibility to maintain their properties, and this includes the exterior. By taking this responsibility seriously you’ll enhance your rental property’s curb appeal and make it easier to attract prospective tenants!
If you would like help with this or any other aspect of property management consider reaching out to the experts at Alltrade Property Management. We offer full-service property management solutions to help maximize your ROI while reducing your stress. Contact us today to learn more about our services!