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Rental Property Upgrades Before Glenwood Residents Move In

Upgrading the Curb Appeal of Your Glenwood Rental PropertyWhen rendering rental property upgrades, usually it might be facile to take counsel from the television shows where you look at individuals procuring and flipping homes in a brisk, polished, and felicitous fashion. Yet striving to take as a pattern the standard of a flip-home reality show can be pricey and create “improvements” that are not important and decrease the value of the home if they are not performed perfectly. Because as property investors we hone in on renting out to residents and not to sell the home, it is crucial to keep in mind the importance of making your investment long-term stable and quite good for your local market. Think of your renters walking into a poorly executed renovation. Think about what rental property upgrades need able and professional attention vs. something that you can do yourself.

Presently, we ask ourselves the big question: if I should not be “flip-styling” my properties, what improvements do I need to make? As we look further into home renovations, the key is to find the top 20% of upgrades to your home that will add 80% of the value. As we look deeper, the main finding is that renovations tend to be more cosmetic, less complex, and cheaper in nature.

Increasing Visual Appeal

The uppermost step in effecting rental property upgrades based on your market is to hone in on two key areas:

  1. Outside “Curb Appeal”
  2. Inside “Home Visualization”

Outside Curb Appeal

If you are renting out a single-family home, you may prefer to focus on the yard or garden first. The right rental property upgrades can take in:

  • Include gravel and rock walkways
  • Add plants that are drought tolerant
  • Reduce total grass lawn space with rock landscaping
  • Prevent weeds from growing by using mulches in garden beds and around borders
  • Make the path to the front door clear and clutter free by removing any litter
  • Keep the lawn mowed and edged.
  • Consider adding a potted plant to your front porch
  • Repaint areas of chipped paint or sunspots
  • Replace and fill in cracked sidewalk or driveway
  • Add privacy fencing and outdoor living areas

To look after your Glenwood property from the outside and conserve the inclusive visual appeal, take into consideration who will do the care of the lawn and landscaping. You could do it yourself, hire a professional service (while factoring the cost into the rent), or you could require the resident to do it.

Inside Property Visualization

In regard to rental property upgrades from the inside of the property, it is integral to be of use to the residents when they are pondering renting from you to help them imagine themselves occupying your property. Some things you can do to that have the greatest return on value include these:

  • Stage the rental property with décor. This can help renters visualize living in the home as the space won’t be so sterile.
  • Clean up clutter and deep clean. Hire professionals so appliances, windows, bathrooms, and floors sparkle.
  • Have a property management company set up quality services to address your resident’s concerns, and perform timely repairs such as fixing leaky toilets, broken microwaves, and temperamental dryers.
  • Apply fresh paint, floor coverings, and window dressing. Make sure that the paint you use is not bold or bright as lighter neutral colors can have a better effect on the mood and style of your property.
  • Add blinds to your windows.

Look upon your Glenwood rental property as though it is your home by decluttering, reforming, and keeping up your home as a place that you yourself would feel homelike in living in. Not only is it pivotal to utilize renewable rental property upgrades, but also to find the residents that will take charge of your property with the thoughtfulness it deserves.

Would you like a free assessment of your Glenwood rental property from Real Property Management Optimum? Contact us online or call us at 612-730-8293 today for more information.

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