Most prospective tenants will start forming opinions about a property before they even step inside. It’s important to ensure the exterior is not only well-maintained but eye-catching as well.
If you want to make a good first impression, here are five tips to transform the curb appeal of your investment property and improve your rental return.
Concrete and Driveways
After a few years, concrete can start looking dirty and old, so you may want to refresh your driveway and any other concrete areas. Have them pressure cleaned to remove oil stains and dirt.
Hardy Plants and Grass
Although you don’t want anything that requires too much maintenance, adding some greenery in the front yard is more than enough to make your property pop. Also consider adding appropriate irrigation to ensure easy upkeep.
The Front Door
If your front door is looking tired and dated, replacing it could be exactly what you’re looking for to bring all of your other renovations together. Something simple and modern is easy to find on a budget, or you can even have it re-painted and fitted with new locks and knobs. This will really make a statement when tenants come to inspect your home.
A fresher looking exterior is likely to entice tenants and ultimately fetch you a better rental price, so throwing a coat of paint on your property is a strong investment. Choose something that fits the style of the property, but you can never go wrong with clean neutrals.
Street Number and Letterbox
Make sure people know they’re at the right house by adding in a clearly visible street number to your home, as well as ensuring you have an attractive and secure mailbox.
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