Friday, 13 May 2011

Property Management: Renting Your Property

Are you the owner of a property and you wish to rent it to an interested perspective tenant? In this case, it is important that you decide the best ways to make your property most appealing. There are several ways to do this:

  • One solution may be to fully furnish your property. Many landlords decide that this is the best possible way to increase the rental agreement on their property.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, it is important to make sure that your rental property is in excellent condition and that all appliances are in good shape.

  • You can also choose to only partially furnish your property. This may appeal to tenants that are interested in bringing their own touch to the house they are going to rent and bring their own taste to the property.

It is, however, always a good idea to offer a nice quality couch, bed, mattress, drawers and kitchen appliances. Nice looking furniture will make your property much more appealing to potential renters.

  • It is extremely important that your property is clean when shown to potential tenants. Take special care of kitchen appliances and cupboards, and bathroom(s). Hiring a professional cleaning team could be a good idea to insure the best results.

  • Repair ceilings, kitchen cabinets, existing wallpaper, closets and doors. Bathroom damages are important to repair to prevent leaks, etc. Installing a new bathroom curtain and brand new hooks can be a great way to improve you bathrooms without spending too much money.

  • Repaint the walls with the right light colours. Using neutral colours is always best as it is easier for tenants to bring their own touch to the property, and also gives a cleaner look.

  • If possible increase the existing lighting and replace old blinds with bright new ones.

  • Take care of the things the previous owner or tenant has left inside the house and if you are thinking of using some or all of them to furnish the house make sure you write down what you are leaving in the property.

  • Shampoo carpets and for deep cleaning that helps reduce the allergens and the odors caused by dust mites, pollen, dust and pet dander. It generally advisable to deeply clean your carpets so as to brighten and deodorize their surface...

    Joana Passos owns and operates 3 Passos Property Management in the Algarve, Portugal. 
    Of Dutch/Portuguese nationality she was born and raised in Portugal before studying in the 
    Netherlands and the UK and is fluent in all 3 languages. 

    3 Passos pride themselves on meeting the growing needs of foreign property owners within the Algarve and offer a wide range of services from Holiday rentals, property management to rental licence applications.