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Lease Your Property Faster: Staging and Touring Tips

Raleigh Court Property Manager Staging a RentalAs a Raleigh Court rental property owner, leasing your property requires more than just advertising and screening tenants. Employing efficient strategies for staging and showing your rental is a major part of swiftly finding new tenants. While the unusual vacancy and property showing may be part of owning a rental house, that doesn’t say these things must be lengthy or take up a great deal of your time. Instead, follow these staging and touring tips to get your property leased more rapidly.

Give Proper Notice

Initially, if you currently have a tenant, it’s important to prepare them for the disturbance of showing the property. There aren’t many tenants that like having people walking through their home, even if their lease requires them to cooperate. You can encourage your tenants to be willing participants in the procedure by using clear, positive communication and showing that you value their privacy and time. They may even be able to ensure that the house is tidy via strong tenant relations before you bring prospective tenants over for a tour.

Choose Your Moment

Regardless of whether you have a tenant in residence or not, it is recommended to put some thought and effort into how the property appears before permitting prospective tenants to visit. If your current tenant looks messy or is in the middle of moving, it may not be the appropriate time to set up showings. It is important to know your tenant well enough to decide whether to wait until they move out to show the place to others.

Staging for Maximum Appeal

Clearly, an empty rental house doesn’t show as well as one that is furnished. It may not be easy for people to gain an accurate impression of the size of rooms and how well their own belongings will fit when standing in an abandoned space. Because of this, it’s a great idea to stage the rental house with at least a few furnishings to give the interior some dimension.

Utilizing a current tenant’s furniture may be the least complex technique to stage a rental house. But too much material, especially personal belongings, may hinder an effective showing. Placing a table and chairs in the dining area is a very simple approach to achieve this. That way, the furniture can help prospective tenants acquire the exact feel for the size of each room.

You might need to explore renting or borrowing some items to add to the rental just for show. There is no reason to go too big or include too much when you stage a rental home. Other furnishings and possibly a decorative touch or two to deliver visual beauty and color can help prospective tenants better visualize themselves living in the space. In turn, it may help you to lease the property as early as possible, saving both time and lost rental income.

Ensure Security

While you are staging and showing property, don’t forget to take action to ensure the security of both your property and your current tenant’s belongings, if any. It would be best if you accompanied anyone touring the rental property. It is also essential to make a move to ensure that doors and windows are all locked before you leave, especially if your tenant is not at home at the time of the showing. Finally, it’s vital to reassure a current tenant of the steps you will perform to prevent theft and safeguard their security and privacy.


There is no doubt that staging and showing a rental house takes both time and effort. However, there is no need for you to do it yourself. To free up your time and give yourself peace of mind, consider contacting Real Property Management Colonial. Our Raleigh Court property management professionals offer the full range of quality services you and your rental property need. You can call us at 540-595-7411 or contact us online.

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