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Maximize the potential of your investment property

March 15, 2016 at 8:19 am Lisa Ross 1 Tips & Tricks

We all know that time is money when it comes to an investment property. The longer it stays empty, the more money you’ll lose. So, what should you do to maximize the potential of your investment property and make it stand out? There are some tips and tricks that if followed, can bring you tenants, right away. Let’s take a closer look!

There are three important factors that can influence the time it takes to find suitable tenants for your investment property:

  1. The appearance
  2. The presentation
  3. The marketing

So, in order to wow your potential tenants, the first thing you’ll have to do is to find a skilled real estate agent. To get a little bit further into the matter, here are some other tips to consider.

How to get your investment property in a tip-top shape!

When it comes to an investment property, buying the wrong items or picking the inappropriate colors can easily erode your savings. As a result, before doing anything, take a look down below:

  • Keep it neutral

investment propertyOne of the first and most essential things you’ll have to understand from the beginning is that you’ll have to invest in a house that can appeal to a greater number of potential clients. So, avoid loud color schemes and go better for colors such as white, cream or pale.

  • Never stop investing

An investment property is not something you buy once and forget about it. On the contrary, you’ll have to take care and maintain it over the years to protect your initial investment. Stay informed with the market trends and always update the property.

  • Get more storage spaces

Though the house might appeal to some, you can never go wrong with additional storage spaces, such as shelves or extra closets, as long as you don’t overcrowd the living space. Put yourself in your tenants shoes: could you live there? What else is missing?

  • Update lighting and appliances

Better light and new appliances are a safe bet here. First impressions are everything so the quality of light is paramount. Try to create curb appeal and revitalize both the interior and the exterior of the house.

  • Invest in security

Feeling secure in a new environment and a new property is one of the key aspects that can persuade a tenant to actually choose your property instead of your competition. So, a wise call here is to invest in a security system or alarm. It can help you and your clients feel confident that the house will not be subject to burglary.

All in all, having an investment property is a huge financial decision. But if you follow some basic guidelines you can get to enjoy its benefits too. Emphasize on the unique character of the house and make your visitors see it too. Keep it in an excellent condition and you’ll find tenants in no time. Fingers crossed!

Lisa Ross

A former head writer for some of the most successful online magazines, Lisa Ross is the official writer of Tour Wizard. Widely regarded as one of the most prolific authors in today’s online world, Lisa came as a surprise for her audience often providing controversial points of view. She is considered one of the preeminent writers on real estate topics, who is also the fount of creativity and innovation for editors worldwide.

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