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How to Lease your Property Faster

First impressions are critical when a prospective tenant inspects your property.

There is no doubt that well presented properties achieve top rents and usually attract the best quality
tenants. That adds up to a higher investment return, together with fewer and shorter vacancy periods.

Here are some valuable property presentation tips

  1. Tend the gardens, mow the lawns and clean the windows, paths, gutters and outside
    paintwork. These are all things seen from the street, and you don’t want prospective tenants to
    dismiss the property before getting to the front door.
  2. Repair or replace leaking taps, sticking doors, broken light fittings, loose door handles, rotten
    floor boards, leaky gutters and torn fly screens.
  3. If you are thinking about painting, only paint those areas that really need it unless you plan on
    doing the lot. New paint may only make those areas left unpainted look even shabbier. Use
    light, neutral colours as strong colours may not be to the tenant’s taste. If paint is generally in
    good condition, touch up the scruffy bits.
  4. If your property is in a noisy area (such as a main road) inspection times should occur when
    the noise is at its lowest.
  5. Get rid of odours that you may not notice but prospective tenants will, such as cigarette or pet
    smells. It may be worth having the carpets and curtains cleaned, neither of which is very
    expensive.
  6. Open the curtains and blinds to let the sun and the view inside. Nobody likes a dark house,
    and the view will make the rooms feel bigger.
  7. Have the property clean, tidy and uncluttered at inspection times.
    8. If your property has a pool, ensure the pool and the surrounds are sparkling clean. You want
    the prospective tenants to think it is an asset, not a burden. If the filter or the pool needs
    professional repairs, it is better to do it now rather than putting it off. The repairs are usually
    tax deductible.
  8. Ensure that all electrical wiring and power points are safe. This includes any electrical
    appliances to be included with the property.
  9. Take out comprehensive insurance cover on the property (including public liability). You don’t
    want to be sued by a prospective tenant who accidentally injures themselves while inspecting
    the property.

 

LASTLY BUT NOT LEAST!!!!

Who will care for your property as though it is their own?
Who knows the law and is confident in applying the law?
Who will pay attention to the finer details and continually strives to maximise the return on your
investment?

The answers are here

 

Wish Real Estate
“Your professional Property Management team”
Please call in or contact us on 02 8664 3200 to discuss your needs
We look forward to working with you.

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