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Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California

How important is curb appeal to my rental property





We all like things that look nice and we want to live in a home that also looks nice, so the easy answer when the question comes up about curb appeal, is that curb appeal is important. The real question is, what should a Landlord do and more important, how much should a Landlord spend to give their property curb appeal.

7 ways to improve curb appeal

1. Painting

 Painting the home is the number one way to spruce up the curb appeal of a home. Painting is also a very important way to protect the exterior of the home from the elements. If the paint on the exterior of your property is well maintained, it may not be the reason someone rents your home, but it will not be a reason for someone not to rent your property.

2. Garage door

The next thing that will help the curb appeal of your home is a new garage door. If your garage is in the front of the home, it is going to be one of the first things that people see and if it is falling apart, it will make the rest of the home look shabby. A new door can vary in price, depending on what you are looking for, but if you shop around, you can get a bottom line 16’ door that looks very nice for under $1000. The thing about a garage door is if it works well, no one thinks about it, but if it does not work well, it can not only be an eye sore, but it can also be a hazard.

3. Landscaping

  The landscaping in the front of a home is also a great way to improve the appeal of the home, but this could get expensive depending on how big your front yard is and how it is configured. The best thing to do on a rental property is to try and make the yard a low maintenance yard. Using different types of palms and low maintenance plants and ground cover not only looks great, but is very low maintenance. But if you have grass, then I would suggest using a gardener and putting the price in the rent if possible. If the grass in the front yard is dead or patchy, it takes away from other more positive area's of the home.

4.Windows

 The windows are also a great way to improve the look and appeal of the home, but this is an expensive way to improve the curb appeal. New windows not only look great, but when a window does not work well, it can be frustrating and nice new windows open and close easily. As nice as new windows are, if the money is not there, then this is not a priority. Putting trim around old windows can help.

5. Front door

  Your front door is very important to making a good impression. Make sure the door is well painted and the hardware on the door works well. If you have a porch, then make the porch inviting, put some nice chairs or benches and some hanging plants. Everyone likes to sit on a porch and this could be a very nice place to relax.

6. Lighting

 Landscape lighting can also be a nice addition to the curb appeal of a home. When people see the home at night, the lighting will make the home standout, and lights can emphasize certain areas of the yard that you want to showcase. A well lit yard can also serve as a safety feature.

7. Roof


I put the roof last, because it is a major expense and if it does not leak, then there is no need to replace it. But if you are in need of a new roof, then that will give the front of your home a great look and more than anything else, a healthy roof protects your entire home.

These 7 ways to improve the curb appeal of your rental property can help, but just because your home looks good from the outside will not guarantee your home rents for the price you want. The curb appeal of your home is just one part of making your home appealing to potential Tenants and may not be the most important. The big reason to make sure your home is pleasing to the eye, is that you don’t want the look of your home to keep potential Tenants away. If money is an issue, then do the best you can and pick one or two items on the list to concentrate on, but don’t fret, as I always say, every property will rent, or sell at a certain price.




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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

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