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Lease Your Property Faster: Staging and Touring Tips

Liberty Property Manager Staging a RentalAs a Liberty rental property owner, leasing your property necessitates more than just advertising and screening tenants. The critical part of quickly finding new tenants is utilizing appropriate strategies for staging and showing your rental. While the periodic vacancy and property showing may be part of owning a rental house, this does not signify these things should be lengthy or take up a great deal of your time. As an alternative, implement these staging and touring tips to get your property leased fast.

Give Proper Notice

At the start, if you currently have a tenant, it’s important to prepare them for the disturbance of showing the property. Even though their lease requires them to cooperate, most tenants don’t appreciate having people walking through their homes. You can encourage your tenants to be willing participants in the process by utilizing clear, positive communication and demonstrating respect for their privacy and time. They could even be capable of maintaining the home tidy through excellent tenant relations before you bring prospective tenants over for a tour.

Choose Your Moment

Whether you have a tenant in residence or not, it is a great move to put some thought and effort into how the property appears before inviting prospective tenants to visit. If your current tenant tends to be messy or is in the middle of moving, it may not be the optimum time to set up showings. It’s vital 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

Yes, an empty rental house doesn’t show as well as one that is furnished. It can be hard for people to acquire an accurate impression of the size of rooms and how well their own belongings will fit when roaming in a vacant space. For this reason, it’s a smart idea to stage the rental house with at least a few furnishings to give the interior some dimension.

Using a current tenant’s furniture may be the easiest method to stage a rental house. But too much stuff, especially personal belongings, may make it difficult to put an effective showing. Putting a small table and chairs in the dining area is a relatively easy approach to accomplish this. That way, the furniture can help prospective tenants get a realistic feel for the size of each room.

You may want to consider renting or borrowing a few things to utilize in the rental just for show. You don’t need to go too big or include too much when you stage a rental home. Other furnishings and perhaps a decorative touch or two to add visual beauty and color can help prospective tenants better visualize themselves living in the space. In turn, you may be able to lease the property as early as possible, saving you both time and lost rental income.

Ensure Security

While you are staging and showing property, remember to take measures to ensure the security of both your property and your current tenant’s belongings, if any. If you could accompany anyone touring the rental property, that would be great. You should also make it a point to ensure that doors and windows are all locked before you leave, mainly if your tenant is not at home at the time of the showing. Finally, it is essential to reassure a current tenant of the procedures you will take to prevent theft and safeguard their security and privacy.


Undoubtedly, 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 Principles. Our Liberty property management professionals offer the full range of quality services you and your rental property need. You can call us at 816-305-6476 or contact us online.

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