Last modified on June 16th, 2017
By Aimee Miller
It doesn’t matter what type of property you’re trying to fill vacancies in, you need to put some effort into presentation when you show it. Whether your property is a single family home or an apartment unit, prospective renters are not going to be impressed if your property is in complete chaos! So put some work into staging using some of the tips below and you’re likely to find that each of your showings is far more successful.
When you stage your property for showing, focus on the following:
Any interior looks better without clutter! For a home, this means that you should make sure existing residents don’t have children’s toys, clothing or shoes lying around. In an office, it means tidying up supplies on desks. Ask the existing residents to pitch in, or bring in whomever you need to assist.
If there’s no one occupying the space currently, do a deep clean. Have the carpets cleaned, the walls, and anything else that’s necessary. The whole place should be sparkling clean when you’re done. Studies show that this can make a really big difference so be sure not to show a dirty apartment.
If you have the option, paint the home so it looks new and fresh, since it’s an inexpensive fix. Choose an appealing color for the walls. You could even use a staging company to bring in new furniture. This option is even better when the property is vacant already. It can help individuals to envision living or working in the space, increasing its appeal.
Presentation is everything in the property management industry – it is so much easier when the property sells itself. We always recommend to customers of our property management maintenance software to use the recurring work order feature. With just a few clicks users can set up these kinds of routine tasks so they are done as soon as the apartment / house is vacant.