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A Few Tips How To Make Your Property More Inviting

Rental Appeal - Property Management San DiegoPolished outdoor space surrounding a San Diego rental property is a neglected game-changer for owners trying to sell or rent their property. Have you done some remodeling or redecorating inside? Excellent! New or recently serviced appliances and amenities certainly increase the chances of finding residents sooner. What have you done about the yard and space around your property? Nothing? That’s a shame. Appealing outdoor space can distinguish you in the market and give you a competitive edge. These are some cosmetic corrections that are intended to communicate the potential of your property to prospective tenants.

The yard seals the deal

In a recent survey of tenants’ priorities outdoor space came second, right below parking space. A yard that includes nature and provides the opportunity for recreational activities, relaxation, and entertainment is every resident’s dream. Here are some additional considerations:

  • The yard should be low-maintenance – everyone likes greenery, but not everyone has a green thumb.
  • It’s best to make the yard sustainable. Think about planting some local plants and low-maintenance structures.
  • Some residents might want to grow vegetables and herbs, so they would enjoy a garden or window boxes.
  • Economical lighting in the right places will give your outdoor space a new dimension and add convenience.
  • Having seating that is covered and weather-protected makes your property even more desirable.

Outdoor Amenities

If your property has recreational space such as basketball courts, pools, playgrounds or outdoor fitness equipment, potential residents will probably like it more. Space for recreation at home is excellent for families as well as for business people and individuals who pursue an active life. Putting in a barbecue alongside makes for a nice environment for outdoor meals and social gatherings.

Outdoor lighting is a very nice touch and you can do it on a budget. LEDs may entail bigger upfront costs, but in the long run they really pay off. They use more than 50 percent less energy than traditional lights, last for years without replacements and the light they give is far more pleasant to the eye. Plus, they are very small and not noticeable, making them both energy-efficient and design-effective.

Lastly, you can even make outdoor LEDs solar-powered. The initial cost would be offset by the reduction in the electricity bill and your yard would look superb. This could also bring you residents faster as people more and more appreciate eco-friendly efforts.

Attract various prospective residents

A neat and functional yard with recreational and relaxation facilities will definitely target a broader group of buyers and renters. Here are ideas for maximizing your outdoor space.

  • A sliding door and paths that lead to the yard and give it a structure
  • Some cushions, drapes, or other details will enrich the relaxation area
  • Leave plenty of room, don’t clutter the outdoor space with facilities
  • Keep the outdoor grill cleaned and serviced
  • If possible, have some outdoor speakers to play music
  • Keep the lawn manicured

Make your property curb-appealing

We know how important a first impression is when we’re meeting someone. Well, your property meets a lot of people every day – not just viewers, but passers-by too. Consider the curb appeal of your estate to be that friendly smile inviting people to see more. The best thing is you don’t need to pay an arm and a leg, a few knowledgeable touch-ups will do the job.

  • In line with keeping the lawn tidy, pull out any weed from the flower beds, trim them and add some compost to refresh them
  • Pressure-wash the paths and the patio
  • Fill in the cracks in the patio with some grout
  • Remove fallen leaves to make the space tidier


If you’re looking for some help to keep your rental’s exterior maintained, contact Realevate Specialists to find out how we can be of service. You can make an inquiry online, or call us at 858-997-2100 (Mission Valley) or 951-461-0100 (Temecula).

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