Cleaning and Furnishings

While staging in the traditional sense may not be common for rental properties, the decision to furnish or not furnish your property is a form of staging that can significantly impact its appeal. At Property Genius, we understand that there's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question; it largely depends on the market and the type of tenants you're targeting.

For instance, a one-bedroom flat is often more appealing to potential tenants when it's furnished. Individuals or couples looking for such properties may not have their own furniture and would find a furnished option more convenient. On the other hand, larger properties like three-bedroom family homes might be more attractive when offered unfurnished, as families often have their own furniture and prefer to personalise the space. Student properties would likely benefit from desks in each room etc.

Appliances are another consideration. Most tenants appreciate the convenience of provided appliances, making your property more appealing. However, offering appliances also means you, as the landlord, are responsible for their maintenance, which some property owners prefer to avoid.

If you can offer both furnished and unfurnished options, you'll cast a wider net, attracting a broader range of potential tenants. Ultimately, the choice should align with your target market and your willingness to manage additional responsibilities like appliance maintenance.