If you are hoping to attract tenants to your home you will need to take a few things into consideration. While attracting a tenant may seem quite a hard thing to do, with the help of products such as composite decking you can make your home more appealing. Let’s take a look at how you can attract the perfect tenant:
Think About the Kind of Tenant you Want
What kind of tenant are you trying to attract to your home? Are you looking for a student or a working adult? Would you prefer to rent your home out to a young family or couples? When you know what kind of tenant you want you can start making changes to your home that will attract them.
Make your Home or Room More Appealing
You need to make your room or your home more appealing, so consider doing the following:
- Painting the room or home so it looks fresher and brighter
- Deal with any damp you come across
- Make sure all windows and doors are in good working order
- Fit the home or room with a smoke alarm
- Ensure the flooring is in good condition
Don’t Forget the Garden
While you may want to concentrate all of your efforts on the inside of your home you should think about your garden too. Cut the grass, make your garden accessible to everyone and lay a pathway if there isn’t one already. If you’re trying to attract students or a young family consider laying some composite decking as it’s a great place to spend some time in the sun. A bit of decking can also make your garden look even more cared-for.
Maintain the Property
It’s important that you maintain the property as a whole, even if you’re just renting out a room. No-one will want to live in a home that looks untidy, has a dirty kitchen or a leaky bathroom. Do all of those jobs on your snagging list so that the home looks like it is being looked after.
When you’re about to advertise the property or room think about the add-ons. Add-ons can help to attract a higher paying tenant. Add-ons can be anything from a built-in wardrobe to more storage space. Is there an in-built dishwasher? Is there an oven? don’t forget to mention these.
Any property that comes with add-ons is more likely to attract a long-term tenant as they will feel better about living there.
Think About the Local Area
Don’t forget to mention the local area in your advertisements. Think about what it offers in terms of transport, schools and shops. Mention restaurants and cafés if you’re looking for young professionals. Mention bars and coffee shops if you’re looking for students. If you’re looking for a young family to move into the property you may want to mention parks and other family-friendly places. Alternatively, you could mention all of these places so you attract a wider audience.
Be Prepared for After-Hours Viewings
Once your advert is up and running you may get a few people interested in your room or home. Be prepared for after-hours viewings, in other words, weekends and evenings. If you do not let people come to your home after hours you may miss out on a tenant. Remember, not everyone is available during working hours, so give them the chance to view your property in the evenings or at weekends.
If you want to attract tenants to your home or your spare room you need to ensure you make it look appealing, you know who you want living there and that your home is in good condition. With a little bit of work, your home or room can appeal to the right tenant and ensure you have more money coming in every month.