It’s easy to purchase a piece of property, turn it around and rent it out, but there are a lot of things home owners do not think about once their rental home has been rented for a while that may affect its value. The value of a home can decrease and increase just on how it’s taken care of, and as a rental home owner, you want the value of your property to be as high as possible. We have some quick tips to improve and increase the property value of your rental home in Corolla.


Based on your location, especially if you have an oceanfront Corolla home, your property can take a lot more damage than you might expect, and it’s important to keep up with any needed maintenance. Whether it’s between tenants, or during their stay, if something goes wrong it’s your job as the home owner/landlord to fix it ASAP. And with these people staying in your home and paying you for it, you want to appease them as much as possible.

Five Ways To Improve

  1. Everyone Wants A Clean Home: When someone walks into your rental home for the first time, what do you think they notice? Whether it’s clean or not. People want a home to be a fresh, clean environment. It’s a must that your rental home is immaculate, so these potential tenants can see the true, clean nature of your home. The first impression is key!
  2. A Touch Of Paint: If your rental home goes through tenants seasonally, or weekly during the summer, it’s good to throw a fresh coat of paint on to freshen it up. Don’t let the paint get dull or chipped. It doesn’t have to be pricey, either. Save by buying flat or semi-gloss paints rather than high-gloss. Either way, you want these people to see that this is a well maintained home, safe and nice enough for them to live in.
  3. Exterior Landscaping: Along with the first impression, the yard and driveway are going to be the first thing your possible tenants see, as well as their friends and neighbors. Make sure to add a little landscaping around the property to make your rental home more inviting, and homelike.
  4. Windows & Window Treatments: Inside a home, people want to feel cozy and safe, and your windows are a great thing to decorate to present that feel, and I am not talking about general white window blinds. Get some curtains and shades to give it that added touch. and of course make sure that it matches the paint color you’ve chosen for each room. The worst thing is having curtains that do not match your home. And if your windows themselves need some replacement, why not consider installing storm windows for extra durability.
  5. Keep Up With Your Kitchen and Bathroom: The kitchen and bathroom are the two most important parts of a home, and are going to be the two most used rooms on your rental property. You want to make sure that all the plumbing and appliances work correctly. Sometimes just a good cleaning of the stove, toilet, microwave and other electronics brings these rooms back to life.

As the landlord of your Corolla rental home, you want to not only get the most for your property, but make a lasting impression on those who stay there to ensure good reviews for future tenants. There is a lot you can do to increase the value and appeal of your rental, and these few tips are a great start to giving it a refreshing makeover that tenants and other home owners will see and love. Everyone appreciates a clean, well maintained home.