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investmentVeronica Siggins, Leasing Manager for Sandhurst Residential and the person who leases most properties at Sandhurst and Sandarra has some tips for getting the best from your investment property.

Whether vacancy rates are low or high, a few simple tips will make it much easier to rent your property and to achieve a higher return.

  1. Presentation
    Having a well-presented property will give you the greatest opportunity to attract the best tenants and snap them up without delay. Consider installing quality bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
  1. Cleaning

Have the property professionally cleaned. An attractive property helps to attract a good tenant who will look after it. Fresh paint is also a great way to add appeal.

  1. Use quality carpets and curtains
    Stay away from cheap vertical blinds that blow and break when the windows are open.  While they are inexpensive to install they don’t help with the presentation of the property and need to be replaced sooner. Likewise, reconsider the type of carpets or flooring you will be installing. It should be tough enough to handle a lot of wear and tear, but still presentable. And neutral tones throughout work best.
  1. Air Conditioning and Dishwashers

Most rental properties in Sandhurst and Sandarra have dishwashers and the majority have air conditioning. When your property is competing against others in the marketplace to attract the best tenants, both these features are very important.

  1. Make sure things work
    Ensure that all the basic facilities such as the hot water system and plumbing are functioning well. Check that all doors and windows are properly maintained and have secure locks. By ensuring that your property is in good condition through regular maintenance, you avoid costly repairs further down the track.

Ms Siggins noted “we lease between 8 and 10 properties every month so we have a very good idea of how to maximize your return. We are happy to assist property owners with advice on how to make the most of your investment property.”

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