Tips to boost your house rental value


Did you buy a property for the purpose of
investment? Or do you plan to buy a property for investment purpose? Or do you
have empty property and thinking of renting your house out to earn some extra
monies? With so many houses
for rent in KL
, this guide will share with you some
inexpensive and useful tips to boost your house rental value and understanding
how to attract tenants.

1.   Clealiness

    I cannot stress this enough as this is the
    most basic rule in boosting your house rental value in Kuala Lumpur: cleanliness. Many people overlook the basic rule of keeping their house in a clean
    condition. This includes both the inside and the outside. Clear the garbage,
    sweep and mop the floor, clear the mess, make sure the pathway is clear of
    unwanted objects. Keep your unit clean, tidy and clear of obstruction.

    2.      Fixtures and fittings

    Kitchen and bathroom fixtures such as
    faucets, sinks, door knobs can get old quickly or even outdated. Consider
    changing fixtures that have been around for more than 5 years. Take the design
    and quality into account as well when you are changing them. The positioning of
    fixtures and fittings play a major role in boosting up your house value as
    well. Nothing annoys the tenant more than having a fixture placed at a very odd
    and inconvenience location, for example, toilet paper holders located at an
    unreachable location.

    3.       Paint

    the right paint
    , the right color makes a huge difference.
    Using the right paint can instantaneously revive and brighten your initially
    dull looking unit. Hence, choose a color that will brighten up your unit or a
    color that adds a touch of liveliness for your unit. Nobody wants to come back
    to a place where it further brings down the already-tired-from-work mood. Make
    sure to use only good quality paint as well to protect your home and will
    certainly last you a few years. If you are unsure of which color to choose, you
    can always ask for advices from the stores, as most stores offer a wide variety
    of colors for you to choose from and they will be able to advise you on the
    matching of the color that suits your house theme.

    4.       Convenience

    Stay realistic. You might really love this
    lighting but it is not suitable for your unit that is smaller in size. You do
    not want your tenants to feel restricted while living in it or feel stressed
    out by worrying he might break your expensive European style lighting. Choose a
    lighting that matches your house and consider the convenience that it will
    bring to your tenants. Same goes to enough plug points in the house. Nothing
    annoys the tenants more than having not enough plug points or having the plug
    points located in an odd position, and end up having to buy extension plug for
    their appliances, especially nowadays, we depend so much on electrical
    technology. Forget about the idea of getting a really posh light bulbs or
    curtain rod too. Imagine you being a tenant and having to go to different
    stores just to buy that one particular light bulb that the owner is using. Not
    to mention, expensive. This is going to be a huge turn off to the tenants. So,
    keep everything simple, and convenient.

    5.         Good condition

    Maintain your house. Service your air
    conditioner once in awhile. Just like your wellbeing. You constantly maintain
    it instead of only trying to stay healthy when you fall ill. Furthermore,
    maintenance fee will be much cheaper than repairing fees sometimes. Notice a
    clogged sink or toilet bowl? Fix it. Notice a leak in the kitchen? Fix it.
    Notice a damaged light bulb? Change it. Has it been one year since you last
    serviced your air conditioner? If yes, it is time to service it. Is the heater
    still working? If not, service it. Keep the cabinets, sinks and tubs scratch
    free and clean. Service them all while the problems are still minor. Do not
    wait until it becomes a major problem and end up being a damage where you
    cannot repair and the only way is to replace a new one. That will then cost you
    a whole lot more than just servicing and maintaining.

    6.     Good housekeeping

    Imagine you being a tenant yourself, would
    you prefer a clean and tidy unit or a unit that is always messy and dirty? Your
    answer would definitely be the former, and true enough, a good housekeeping is
    what keep your rental value high. Tenants will much prefer a well-cared house
    that is always clean and tidy. Engage with weekly cleaners to have them clean
    your house weekly. Keep the kitchen and the bathroom clean at all times. This
    will have a huge impact on your rental value and can also encourage your
    current tenants to stay longer or extend their contracts.
    It is actually not a hard job to boost
    your house rental value
    in Kuala Lumpur if you follow all these
    tips. Make some simple improvements to your unit and make your tenants feel
    like it is more than just a house but a home sweet home. Most importantly, they
    are mostly low cost. You will be blown away on how much of a huge difference it
    can make if you follow all these tips and at the same time, boost your house
    rental value in Kuala Lumpur.

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