I am on the beautiful island of Maui today, at the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) convention. There is no distance too far to travel when it means gaining knowledge for our customers and clients, and that’s why we are here. Today, we’re talking about the importance of making your Charlotte rental home ready for the rental market. There are so many things that go into making the property rent ready. It’s an essential part of renting your property because if it shows in an appealing way, it’s easier to rent the home quickly to great tenants. You never want to show it to prospective tenants before it’s cleaned, repaired, and empty.
The things that make your property appealing are fresh paint, clean carpets, clean cabinets, and appliances that are clean and working. These are the major things that prospective tenants look at when they are viewing your property. Colors are okay to have on the walls and the floors, but they should be neutral. It helps for a person to see a property that’s vacant, as well.
Another very important factor is curb appeal and landscaping. When a person drives up to the property, they don’t want to see chipping paint on windows, debris in the yard, or grass that hasn’t been cut. That will cause good tenants to keep driving. Instead, show them a beautifully mowed lawn and nice shrubbery. All your landscaping should add to the appeal of the property.
Charlotte and Mecklenburg are such competitive areas for rental properties. There are a lot of gorgeous homes on the rental market, and we must put our best foot forward to make your property the one that high-quality tenants want to rent.