Inexpensive Upgrades That Will Attract More Renters
Want to attract more quality renters to your rental property in Walnut Creek?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are Stowers Real Estate, and we’re proud to be your go-to property management team. Through all of our years of experience, we’ve gotten pretty good at determining what renters are looking for, and if you’re struggling to find quality renters for your property, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of some of the most inexpensive upgrades to your rental property that can help to attract quality renters:
#1. Apply a fresh coat of paint as needed.
Painting is an easy, inexpensive way to enhance the indoor and outdoor aesthetics of your home. When there is chipped, cracked, flaking or simply outdated paint on your walls, it can really add years onto your home and make it look a lot more neglected than it actually is. You’d be surprised at what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make. Additionally, if your home is on the smaller side, you can choose paint colors that make your home look bigger and more open. Best of all, painting is a upgrade that you can easily do yourself.
#2. Replace your plumbing fixtures.
The plumbing fixtures in your home, like the showerheads, sprayers, sinks and faucets, can quickly look old, worn and dingy if you don’t stay on top of cleaning them on a regular basis. And, even with cleaning, if your fixtures are more than 10 years old, there’s a good chance they look outdated. Replacing your plumbing fixtures is another quick, easy and affordable upgrade that can make a big difference in how your home looks.
#3. Give your kitchen a facelift.
The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s not just where you cook meals; it’s where you eat with your family; the center for get-togethers; and the place where most of the action happens. While you may not have the budget to completely remodel your kitchen, a simple facelift can have a huge impact. Get your cabinets refinished and painted; update the door handles on your drawers and cabinets; replace the drip pans on your stove. In short, do whatever is necessary to make your kitchen both functional and attractive.
#4. Take stock of the floors.
The quality of the floors in your home can have a huge impact on how rentable your home is. If your home has carpet, having it professionally cleaned can make a big difference. And, if your carpet still has some trouble spots, a few, strategically placed rugs will do the trick. If you have hardwood floors, get them refinished! No matter what kind of floors you have, though, if they are beyond repair or professional cleaning, it may be time to replace them. But, luckily, there are a lot of affordable options out there.
These are just a few of the many inexpensive home improvements that can help you to attract more of the right kind of renters to your property. In our next blog, we’ll be going over a few more, so be sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, let us help you with all of your property management needs. Contact us today to start working with our incredible team of property managers.