Picture Perfect: 5 Home Staging Tips to Bring in New Renters

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Home sweet home is a rental for more U.S. residents than ever before!

It’s never been a better time to become a property manager.

If you’re trying to rent your property, home staging is the perfect way to showcase the space.

Help potential renters fall in love with your property. Here are 5 home staging tips you need to know about!

1. Inspire them to Dream

When you stage a rental, you’re doing much more than just making it look pretty. You are helping the potential tenant imagine themselves living there. This gives them an emotional response. They should feel at home the moment they step foot inside.

It might take a little extra research to know exactly what type of home staging will work. A great real estate agent can help you too!

2. Match their Style

When you’re decorating a space, step into their shoes and see the home from your renter’s perspective.

Create a space that matches their style. If the space feels like someone else’s decor, then they’re not likely to want to live there. Aim for a simple approach without too many bold colors. This will appeal to a variety of people.

You should also learn about your demographic and the area. What age group will be renting out your space? What is their financial bracket? These can also determine what direction your accents and furnishings will go in.

3. Meet their Needs 

This goes along with understanding your demographic, but with a more practical approach.

If you are selling to a couple who is looking to start a family, you can stage one room as a nursery. Or if the space is better suited for a group of friends, you can stage a room that would be perfect for entertaining.

The idea is that you want to give ideas to the potential renters as to how the space can be used. It is difficult for people to visually see the size of a room without furniture in it. So by filling the space with strategically placed furniture, you are actually making it look bigger.

4. Try Virtual Home Staging 

If you don’t have the budget or the time to stage your rental, then virtually home staging your rental is the way to go.

First, have professional photos taken of the space while it is empty. You can then use these photos to try out different staging techniques. For example, you can test the photos online with different setups in the rooms. 

Virtual staging can allow you the flexibility to suit a variety of preferences because you can quickly re-stage a bedroom as a home office. It also saves you the time and hassle of physically moving furniture in and out.

5. Curb Appeal is a Must

First impressions are everything, so you don’t make the outside of your rental home an afterthought.

Make sure you have someone mow the lawn, plant flowers, and trim hedges. The rental should look well cared for and inviting. You might want to hang something like a wreath or welcome sign on the door. 

Do You Have to Stage a Rental?

Ultimately, if you have no trouble renting a property in your area, then you don’t have to worry about home staging a rental property. Can it hurt? Never!

Home staging a space to rent or sell is never a bad thing. It might not be necessary for a rental if you don’t have the budget or time required to stage a space. But if you are having a hard time renting your property, it can make a huge difference!

Want more advice on renting your property? Check out our website for more helpful tips!