Every home can be rented successfully. Whether you are a private landlord or working with a property manager, these 7 landlord tips that can help you lease your home are from someone inside the industry that has been working in the northern suburbs of Perth for over 10 years, leasing hundreds of properties over her journey.

Here are Deon’s tips for renting a property without the heartache:

  1. Be negotiable on allowing pets, there are a lot of responsible pet owners out there, advertising “small pets considered” gives you the option to choose.
  2. Presentation! A clutter free, well presented home will always be more appealing to tenants. Ensure the front of the property is looking good as most tenants will drive by before they make a serious enquiry to view.
  3. Good working condition, look for small but important fixes, a key to all lockable device and RCDs and smoke alarms are a standard requirement.
  4. Tick off as many luxury item boxes as you can, realestate.com.au report that Air conditioning and dishwasher are very high up on the list of items being ticked on the search criteria – so if you can provide these, you are going to be on more prospective tenants lists.
  5. Professional photos are a must, you know the saying “a picture tells a thousand words”. To stand out against the others you must have good quality images. A floor plan is also something to consider.
  6. For Lease sign boards are an inexpensive option to have 24 hour exposure and it lets people that live close by that may not be actively looking that a property is available. This is especially important for people living in that area that may want family or friends to move in close to them.
  7. If your heart is not set on renting privately… Select a reputable agent that knows the market in your area, has maintenance contacts and opens the home by demand and over the weekend. Check out their Google reviews for a start and rent property in the area.

If you can follow as many of these tips as you can, then you are on the path to success.

Are you a new investor and need some help with property management fees then read this “Property Management Fees in Perth“. This article outlines the different fee structures, and the amount  you can expect to pay for each. The management fee, leasing fee and re-leasing fee are explained.