Ankor Insights: Staging & Consultation Services
Are you looking for ways to get the most reliable tenants and the highest prices for your rental property? If so, it is a good idea to utilize staging and consultation services to assist with making your property as appealing as possible. With the help of professional staging and consultation services, you can effectively create the right atmosphere within your property to attract the ideal tenant. To that end, here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your property.
Staging Tip #1: Create Space
Potential tenants will look for a property that provides enough space to suit their lifestyle. Therefore, it is important to take steps to help make the property look as spacious as possible. Opening window shades to let in natural light and turning on all of the lights before entering the property will help to create the illusion of more openness and space. If the property is furnished, be sure there is plenty of space to move around the furniture without feeling unnecessarily cramped.
Staging Tip #2: Remove Personal Items
Your rental property should not include photographs or other personal items that are personal for you. The goal is to help potential tenants visualize themselves living in the rental property. If you have photos or other personal items decorating the property, potential tenants will feel like they are invading your personal space when looking at the property. In turn, the potential tenant will not feel comfortable living in the home and will likely look elsewhere for a place to live.
Staging Tip #3: Address the Senses
Staging a home requires considering more than just the visual presentation, but also engaging the other four senses. Appeal to the sense of smell by lighting a scented candle or baking cookies before showing the property. Use those freshly baked cookies to entice the sense of taste. Engage the sense of hearing by playing soft classical music throughout the home while showing it to potential renters. Keep the sense of touch happy by maintaining a comfortable temperature inside the home as you are showing it. Creating an immersive experience that appeals to all of the senses will help to create numerous positive associations with the property that can help with finding the perfect tenant.
Staging Tip #4: Make it Inviting
When showing your property to potential renters, you want to make it as inviting as possible. To accomplish this goal, you can add little touches to help create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A vase with fresh flowers at the table, for example, will help to create a sense of “home” while also adding a bit of extra color to your property.
Staging Tip #5: Create Curb Appeal
If your property is located within a residential development, you may not have much wiggle room in terms of creating curb appeal. If your property is a single-family home, on the other hand, be sure to properly maintain the yard, to give the door a fresh coat of paint and place some flowers outside of the entrance in order to create great curb appeal for potential renters.
If you are looking for other ways to stage your property and otherwise get the most out of your rental unit, contact Ankor today. We will be happy to assist with all aspects of property management.