Summer is almost here in Houston Texas and when you combine warmer weather with longer days this means that you have greater opportunity to improve the curb appeal of your Houston area rental property.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “curb appeal”, this just means the appearance of your rental property that people will see before they get out of their vehicle to take a tour of the property.
Studies show that many renters will avoid some rental properties if they look actually “scarier” than others that’s why if you want to attract the best tenants possible you should go out of your way to improve the curb appeal of your property before you list it for rent.
In this article, we will share with you several simple tips that you can use to improve the curb appeal of your property without having to invest a ton of money.
Tip #1 – Property Cleanup
If it’s been between three and four months since you last cleaned up the landscaping surrounding your Houston Texas rental property, you should hire a landscaping company or spend at least one Saturday cleaning up the landscaping. This should include mowing and trimming, bagging up any excess leaves, removing the trash from the property, and taking the time to improve the overall appearance of the landscaping.
Once the property has been effectively cleaned up, you should then turn your attention to adding new sod or re-seeding the yard (if it’s needed), planting new flowers, shrubs or trees, adding outdoor LED lighting, repainting the fencing / mailbox / front door and doing anything else that you can to improve the landscaping.
Tip #2 – Take Care Of The Driveway And Sidewalks
Last of all, but most important, once you take the time to clean up the property you should next take care of the driveway and sidewalks. This is done by renting a power washer that you will use to spray down the driveway and sidewalks to remove any dirt, grime or gunk that’s been accumulated over the years.
After spraying down the driveway and sidewalks, you should next turn your attention to the exterior of your Houston Texas rental property and gently spray the siding of your home because this will also help to improve that look up your home and make it appear to be brighter and more cheerful once potential renters arrive to tour the property.
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