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Six Small Steps to Give Your Property the WOW Factor

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Marina Shlomov - Monday, April 2, 2018



Six Small Steps to Give Your Property the WOW Factor


When houses are old or worn, they don’t have to look that way. Sure, it adds character, but not everyone wants a charismatic house! If you find yourself in this situation and are looking for ways to spruce up your rental property, you’ve come to the right place. 

We’ve put together a few tricks – small steps, rather – to take your Atlanta rental property from whoa! to wow! with our Six Small Steps to Give Your Property the Wow Factor.


1. Flooring 


Flooring can make a dramatic difference when potential tenants visit or view the property. When walking into a home, it is one of the first things to notice. Pull out old carpet or beaten up linoleum and, instead, put down a quality flooring that will speak volumes for itself. Sometimes, that is all an old room needs!


2. Add accent tiles in the bathroom


Bathrooms aren’t the most popular places in a house, but they still need a little upkeep now and then. To keep the bathroom from looking dated and drab, add some accent tiles (using a different color tile). In addition, if it is a small bathroom, consider switching out the sink for a pedestal sink to create a larger effect. 


3. Lighting


If a place doesn’t have a lot of good natural lighting sources you can show off, then you may want to purchase either a chandelier that will stand out or switch to recess lighting. Both will give the home a more modern feel and will be eye-catching – especially the chandelier.


4. Create a stand-out backsplash in the kitchen


Where do most people gather in their home? In the kitchen! All you need to do is make one feature stand out and be eye-catching when the kitchen is entered, and it will pull attention away from the rest of it. The easiest to do? A backsplash. Go big, go bold, make this backsplash make a statement. 


5. Upgrade knobs, door fixtures, outlet covers, etc.


Many times, the fixtures can date a place. It can make the rental property look old, worn, and bland. Luckily, there is a simple and easy way to make a huge difference. Take some time to upgrade your property by simply giving some of the most basic items a new, fresh look. Install new door knobs, cabinet and drawer fixtures, outlet covers, etc. These small items don’t cost much, but can take your property from drab to fab!


6. Landscaping


What is the first thing someone sees when they arrive at the property? Yes – the front lawn! This can either welcome new tenants or leave them running – in the opposite direction! By spending some time and a little money on your lawn, you can easily give your rental property a beautiful look. Trim trees and bushes, add blooming flowers, mow the lawn and take care to keep it a bright shade of green, etc. This can make a huge difference. 

The WOW factor of your rental property is just a few small steps away. Spend some time on these tips and get a great reward!


Marina Shlomov 
Marina Shlomov, a managing partner at ALH|Podland Realty & Rental Homes Property Management is the author of many articles on Landlording, Property Management, and Real Estate Investing. A residential builder in the state of Georgia since 1999, Marina is an investor herself. Her property management company is intended “For Investors” and “By Investors” for a simple reason – she knows what investors’ goals are and she works hard to reach their goals. In her spare time, Marina likes to spend time with her family, friends, garden, read and travel. Check her out at You can find Marina’s articles and comments at @rentalhomesatl on Twitter, on FacebookGoogle+, Blogger. and YouTube, Bigger Pockets and REI CLub and LinkedIn.

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