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The Importance Of Curb Appeal

Utah’s Dixie has plenty of rental homes for qualified tenants to choose from, so if you’re the owner of a rental property, you may be wondering what you can do to make your place stand out from the rest.

Adding Curb Appeal to Your Property Is Easy

And it can set yourself apart from all of the other homes for rent in Utah.


What Is Curb Appeal and Why Does It Matter?

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Curb appeal is the visual appeal of the outside of the home. Many factors might contribute to the curb appeal of a property, including the landscaping, exterior of the home, fencing, and any pathways or walkways to the home. Visible neglect of the home or yard takes away from the curb appeal of a property. Curb appeal is so powerful because potential tenants get a first impression of a property as soon as they pull up to the exterior. Much like when you meet a person for the first time, a first impression can be persistent and stay with you for a long time. If the property does not have any curb appeal, they may not even want to see the inside of the home.


Curb Appeal Is Extra Important for Rental Homes

When tenants tour a potential home, they want to get a feeling for the building or home, but they also want to get an impression of the landlord or management company they may end up dealing with if they decide to sign the rental agreement. If the home appears to be neglected from the outside, potential tenants may get the impression that property management is not proactive, and become apprehensive about renting. Having a property with low curb appeal can undermine the confidence of potential tenants in your abilities as a landlord.


Curb Appeal May Attract Better Tenants

Adding curb appeal to your property can also benefit you as the property owner. Not only can it increase the value of your property, a well maintained property attracts more responsible tenants. People who are concerned about the look and upkeep of a home are more likely to treat the home respectfully and less likely to damage the home once they move in.


Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Adding curb appeal to your property does not have to be a large or expensive undertaking. A fresh coat of paint can perk up the exterior of a home, and adding a new trim color around windows and doors can give it a totally new look. Add inexpensive plants in planters to give the outside of the home some flair without having to dig an entire garden. If you dont have time to keep up with the yard work at your rental property yourself, consider hiring a landscaping service who will ensure that it is done regularly.


Experiment with Different Types of Curb Appeal

You can try different improvements to the outside of your home to see which one potential tenants like best. A small investment in curb appeal now can pay off in the long run.

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