Property Presentation

Property Presentation

“Presentation of your Property”

Property Presentation

When Letting your property, you naturally want your property to look its best.  But how far should you go in terms of presentation?  First impression ‘property presentation’, along with price and promotion, is an absolute necessity if you are to obtain best rental value.

Firstly, aim to understand how your property “sits” within the market. Not all Tenants have the same criteria, so walk through the house or flat with your Letting Agent to identify your property’s strengths and weaknesses. Look through the eyes of a typical likely Tenant.  Consider what aspects could be improved to enhance your chances of letting to that person.

For example, it may be that your property is in generally good condition, but the carpets let it down. Whilst you could take account of this in the rent, new, or professionally cleaned, carpets can transform the presentation of a property and appeal to a Tenant who might otherwise be put off. However, if your property is in need of general updating, a new carpet could be a waste of money unless combined with an overall improvement in the presentation.

Property Wear and Tear

A Tenanted property can sometimes experience harder ‘wear and tear’ than an owner-occupied one.  A new Tenant will always prefer to “make it their own” rather than simply taking over from the previous Tenant.  So a simple coat of paint can generally do wonders and need not be expensive.  Just one reason why presentation of your property is so important.

Additionally, a Tenant who moves into a fresh, clean, well-presented, newly-redecorated property, knowing they need to return it one day in the same condition, is more likely to look after it more carefully, and even stay longer.  A Tenant with a sense of pride is generally a good Tenant. We like good Tenants! So do our Clients!

Why not contact us today on 01273 735237 for some free advice as to how to maximise your rental return?  Or you can email our specialist lettings team at