Curb appeal counts when it comes to renting out your Orlando property. It’s basically a tenant’s first impression of your rental home, and you want to make a good one.
Great curb appeal can reduce your vacancy time, increase the rental value of your home, and attract high quality tenants who will take care of your property. Here are five easy ways to improve the curb appeal of your Orlando rental property.
Paint the Exterior of Your Orlando Rental Home
Start with some fresh paint. In Orlando, the intense heat tends to wear out paint on a home’s exterior. Freshen things up with some new paint and pay attention to trim around the windows. A fresh coat of paint will help the entire property look new. You’ll be able to paint over any imperfections that were there previously.
Upgrade the Landscaping
There’s no need to invest a large sum of money when you’re improving your landscaping. Just make sure the lawn is mowed and the bushes are trimmed back from the house. You don’t want any long tree branches obstructing views from the windows. A few bright pots of flowers around the door will create some great curb appeal. While you want the landscaping to look pretty, you also want to keep it simple. Tenants won’t move into a home with complicated gardening that needs to be kept up with.
Pay Attention to Windows and Doors
Remove and replace any broken, bent, or faded window blinds or shades. From the street, you should be able to see the windows clearly. When you’re showing the home, open up the blinds or push the curtains aside to let some natural sunlight in. Take a look at the door as well. Sweep away any cobwebs, dust, or bugs that may have gathered. If it’s May or June, it’s long past time to remove the holiday wreath. Perhaps the door needs a fresh coat of paint. Give it a different color than the rest of the house so it stands out.
Remove Debris from the Roof
It’s easy for branches, leaves, and other debris to gather on the roof of your Orlando rental property, especially if there are a lot of trees nearby. You want to sweep all of that off the roof and make sure it’s clean and clear. Allowing too much natural debris to gather will invite insects and pests. Prospective tenants will want to show up and see a clean, well-maintained roof on top of the house they’re thinking about renting.
Power Wash the Property and Driveway
Everything needs to be power washed every few years. Do this before you paint and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. Wash the driveway, the garage, and any outbuildings as well. Power wash the walkway, sidewalk, and steps. This will give tenants a great first impression, and you’ll also take care of some preventative maintenance while you’re doing it.
These are just five easy fixes for creating some extra curb appeal at your Orlando rental property. For additional help in the marketing, leasing, and showing of your rental property, please contact us at Park Avenue Property Management.