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How to Stage Your Rental Home

By: Tanya Torres

 

Everyone loves making an impression and when it comes to selling or renting, first impressions will either break you or make you. When selling your home, you will always be advised that staging your home is one of the key factors in selling your home. Although this advice is repeatedly given to those selling their home, people tend not to offer this advice or attempt to stage their home when they are renting it out. When you want to make a good impression on potential renters then staging your home will help you tremendously. If you are unsure of how to go about staging your place to appeal to all types of people then read on for more information. 

 

Declutter

Before you change anything to get your rental market ready, you will first have to declutter it. By decluttering, it gives you a more open space to work with rather than having to deal with moving stuff around and moving it back. Decluttering also gives you a better idea of how you want to present your rental to potential renters. For example, decluttering plays a huge role in staging a home. If your property currently still has an active tenant living in it, you will just have to remind your tenant to tidy up before you begin showing the property. Although showing a rental while someone is currently occupying the home can be difficult, decluttering it while still having furniture and other decor in the rental can help the prospective renters a way to better picture themselves in the home. If you are interested in renting out your home in the near future and you have yet to move out then it is still important to declutter the home to prepare it for viewing. 

 

Make it Shine

Decluttering is one of the most crucial parts of preparing a home to be on the market. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are other factors in renting/selling a home to ensure that it leaves a great impression for all viewers. After you declutter the property, it is necessary to then clean it up to make everything look clean and brand new. Having a clean space shows your visitors that you care about your property while making all the features of the property look their best. 

 

Update Paint

Having the right paint on your walls is something else that you will need to keep in mind when you decide to put your property on the market. Everything in your home can have wear and tear defects, even your paint which is why we recommend updating the paint in the property. Although there are a ton of great colors that you can easily paint in the room, typically eccentric colors can be over the top and might even diminish the overall look of your home. As a result, it is important to be careful with the choice of paint color that you choose because it can be either extremely dull or overwhelming to look at. Choosing the right color can seem complicated, but if you keep in mind neutral and cool colors then your home will be ready for the showing in no time. 

 

Lighting

Lighting helps you showcase the best part of your home. Without the proper lights in your home, you will be making your rental property look unappealing for those who go visit because they will not be able to see it clearly enough due to the lack of light. When you add lighting in your home, you will be able to flaunt all the best features in it because you get to show the potential of the home without having to point it out. You can easily add LED lights in it to make it look more natural if you lack windows or you can open up the blinds/curtains to bring more light in. Lastly, there are other decor accessories that can bring in more natural light like mirrors and shiny decor items to allow the light to reflect off these items. You will need to determine what works better for your rental property and what does not when it comes to lighting and other items that aid with increasing brightness in the home. 

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