As a property owner, you know the importance of a tenant coming through to view your property - this is your opportunity to shine! Presenting a home that will win the hearts and minds of the best renters out there is the way to protect your investment. So what are potential tenants looking for when they take that quick 15 minute walk through your property?
Rental property inspection checklist - here are the things your tenant will be looking for
Inside the property
Potential tenants want to get a feel of the inside of the property - is it in good condition or are there things that need to be fixed? Well maintained properties are more likely to appeal to renters - no one likes to live in a house that needs to be fixed or updated. Other things tenants are looking for are modern amenities such as air con or heating.
Tenants are also looking for bright light spaces - something to take into consideration if your property does not naturally have light filling the space. Simple interior design tricks can fool the eye and make the most of the space. Potential tenants are also wanting other modern conveniences like ample storage space, alarm systems and modern bathrooms.
Your property manager will be able to guide you through making your property as appealing as possible - be sure to reach out to YNM and ask.
Outside the property
Outside is just as important as the inside of your property. For some tenants important factors could include gardens, garages or outdoor storage. Again it’s important to work towards your properties own strengths and to target your home to your ideal tenant niche. Your YNM property manager will be able to help you determine what aspects of your property to enhance and which will be less important.
All inspections offer your YNM property manager the opportunity to sell the features of your property to potential tenants as well as to feedback to you on what improvements you can make to your property.