Re: HELP: Renting Properties - Posted by Suzanne
Posted by Suzanne on February 02, 2001 at 16:59:57:
My dad was having the same problem with one of his properties. He always cleans and paints after each tenant leaves, but the units are old, with old fixtures and appliances.
We spent about $250 replacing old light switches/electrical plugs and plates, and put wallpaper on two walls in the kitchen, colorful curtains on the kitchen window. We also put a wallpaper border on one wall above the bathroom pullman and hung a matching shower curtain.
On the day we showed it, I put in a few accessories like a rug and towels in the bathroom, cannisters on the kitchen counter, and a couple of potted plants.
Result: We had over ten applications for this place! Dad was able to find a good tenant.
Women especially want a nice home. If you can offer them something special that they can’t find in another rental, they’ll rent from you.