Ready to Rent Your Home?


Probably most families with teenage kids think about moving in a smaller home once the little birds are out of the nest. And for some readers, that moment has come and they are planning to rent their places in favour of a tiny cosy home. But you might be wondering where to start from and how to improve last- minute the house that has served your family for years.  Here a few things to consider:

1.  Look for a Partner

First things first: find a company with affordable property management fees, which will check on potential renters and conduct work verifications. Also, examine plumbing and wiring systems and plan an energy audit if you can afford it.

Having an annual boiler service and heating system health check is so important – investing in the WPJ Boiler Cover from WPJ Heating, means you are covered all year round.

2. Prevent Resource Wasting

Some medium- scale investments in heating or water harvesting systems could make your home more sustainable and appealing for young eco-conscious renters. But if you don’t have the time and energy for that, at least mend any leaking toilets or improperly sealed windows and garage doors.

3. Hello New Life, Goodbye Clutter

I know, it’s hard to let go of your beloved decorations, but if you are planning to downsize, you really have to! However, you can say goodbye nicely, by turning them into presents or organizing a backyard sale.

4. Don’t Neglect your Backyard

Talking about backyards – a shed to gather all gardening tools, bikes, and old skateboards is an inexpensive improvement. Also, if you didn’t really invest much time in caring for your plants, it’s better to replace them with some fine grass instead.

5.  Bring in the Light

You’ll be amazed at how much better your home looks if you trim bushes, trees, and any other tall garden plants! In order to enhance spaciousness, remove heavy curtains, move massive cupboards which block light and clean all windows.

6. Don’t Underestimate Painting

Is there any faster and cheaper option to instantly upgrade your entire home? Old cabinets and chairs will get a new lease of life with a coat of paint, but walls can also benefit from a splash of neutral colours. Not to mention how a scrub and paint job can totally change the exterior of your house!

7.  Amplify Space

Your current indoor structure fits best your family’s needs, but renters will look for a roomy place to personalize to their own taste. Remove statement accessories and furniture or at least let them know this option exists.  Also,  place lighting in corridors or in dark corners, especially in historic houses, in order to avoid a gloomy look.

8.  Invest in a Patio

People love to hang around our houses with friends, so a nice backyard or a front patio will surely raise the rent value. Patios are so versatile: they allow relaxations corners, flower pots, pet shelters and also sweet pastimes with friends.

I’ll end my list with the nice thought of a patio weekend gathering. Well, that’s all the advice I have for you to enjoy a smooth relocation, while also enhancing the value of your home. Now you can start scheduling your moving. Oh, actually, that is my last advice: make a plan and allow plenty of time for each step.

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