The clocks have moved forwards, and everyone is heading out to stock up on dusters, mops, and scouring pads. The first signs of spring cleaning season are officially upon us, and if you’re a landlord, there’s no better time than now to dress up your properties for the summer.
But this doesn’t have to be a costly procedure. There are all kinds of different ways to freshen your houses and apartments for affordable fees and minimal effort this spring… Here are 5 easy ways to spruce up your property:
1. Go green
There are few better ways to enhance the look of a house during spring than with a bit of natural greenery. Hanging up outdoor plants can give gardens an added twinkle, and taking out the hedge trimmers will ensure backyards look tidy when the sun is shining down.
Bring botanicals inside for viewings too, and remember to rotate the flowers when they’re beginning to fade. Never underestimate the ability of plant life to brighten a room.
2. A lick of paint
Decorating can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Avoid a brush with the bank this spring by picking up a regular brush instead. Adding a new lick of paint to your properties is a cheap fix that requires nothing more than a bit of elbow grease.
The front entrance and doorstep is a good place to start (first impressions count, remember) and make sure to perform a thorough job on the walls without forgetting the windows sills and skirting boards.
3. Lighten up
Invite the light into your properties by dusting down the windows, attaching some brand new blinds, or installing a fresh set of colourful curtains.
Screw in some new lightbulbs too, and consider covering any naked bulbs with lampshades. Different tenants have different tastes – but all of them want their property to be well-lit.
4. Clear out clutter
It’s surprisingly inexpensive to create a clean and tidy property with neat and orderly arrangements. All you need is some basic housework equipment and a willingness to get right into the corners for a real deep clean.
Have a good rummage round each of your properties and throw out anything that doesn’t have any use or value. By strapping on your sorting hat, you can transform their appearance and keep them looking spick and span for viewings.
5. The finishing touches
If your furnishings still have all the sofa threads intact, there’s really no need to hire the removal men and take a trip to the nearest furniture shop just yet. Instead, add a few finishing touches to make rooms appear sunnier during the spring season. Vibrant pillows and throws work a dream, as do colourful rugs.
A few little gestures can go a long way to bringing the best tenants in through the door. Looking for a letting agent who can help you market your properties? Summermere are the answer. We’ve been helping landlords in the North West maximise returns on their properties for years. Give us a call on 0161 798 6633 – we’ll be delighted to hear from you.