Preparing Your Single Family Home for Lease in Metro Atlanta
One of the changes I have seen with tenants looking to lease single family homes is that tenants are more than ever interested in treating the homes they lease like it is their own. They are more interested in maintaining the homes and fully decorating their rental as if they were purchasing the home.
Considering this attitude from today's tenants, it is important that today's landlord take on a fresh perspective when considering potential tenants interested in renting an owner's home. Owners need to pretty take the same care and concern when looking to place their homes on the market for lease as they would for sell.
Owners need to care about curb appeal. It is important that potential tenants see the property for lease in its best light. A major part of the first impression happens when a potential tenant drives up to the property. A yard poorly kept with over grown brush and knee high grass is a big turn off. I have seen first hand how a yard can be in need of up keep and tenants immediately turn around when they drive up. The same tenants come back the next day to a nicely manicured lawn and are now interested in seeing the property's interior.
Owners need to show the home's interior in average to good condition. If the property needs carpet and paint, it is best to show the finished product so that the potential tenants know the property is ready to rent. In this way potential tenants can imagine furniture placement and how they will set up the property. If the property is still in the stage of renovations being completed, some potential tenants will understand and be able to overlook the current situation and see into the future completion of the renovation. But owners should try not to have a bunch of trash dotted around the property when it is time for showings for example.
Owners are encouraged to show their properties for lease in the best light when ready to list. A property in its best light is a property that will lease faster and with better tenants. For assistance with property management in metro Atlanta, please call our office at (404) 418-8092 ext 4. Thank you!
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