TIPS ESMÉ BRINKMAN  Tue 31 January 2017

For rent! Useful tips to make your house ready for rent: Are you going to rent out your house? Then there are a lot of things that you have to take into account. It must of course be clean and the potential tenants must feel at home immediately upon arrival. We share our tips in two categories: permanent rental and temporary letting via, for example, Airbnb. With our tips you have a new tenant in no time!

For inspiration, also take a look at this inner viewer. This house has a stylish, minimalist interior, but is fully equipped.

 Image Source: Alvhem

Permanent rental

1. Everything spik and span This first tip may be superfluous, but super important. A clean, fresh house looks much more attractive than when it is a mess! We have a lot of tips:

2. Show what the tenant can do with space Many people like to see the room without furniture, but there are also enough people who can not properly estimate the surface. Does the house have an extra small (sleeping) room, where you are afraid that potential tenants will refuse this? Then place a bed and a closet in the room so that the tenants can see that the extra room can also be used as a bedroom. The same applies to the living room. With a couch and a dining table you can see at a glance what is possible in the room!


Source: Alvhem

3. Put the focus on the benefits of the house Does the house have a nice view? Curtains open! Does the apartment have a nice balcony? Leave the path to the patio doors free, so that the potential tenants find their way to the balcony easily.

4. A lick of paint works wonders You do well to give dark walls a white lick of paint. We like a colored wall, but dark red or matte black does not suit everyone. White or off-white always do well. A house with light walls always seems bigger and that is exactly what you want!


5. Fully equipped. Tenants are quicker to persuade when there is already a floor, a kitchen with appliances and maybe even neutral curtains. Simply because the tenant does not have to do much to the house and can do so. It is an investment, but especially when you plan to rent the house for a longer period of time it is definitely worth it!


Source: Villa Nicola

Temporary rental as a holiday residence

1. Attractive photos
The rental of your house starts with good photos where the space is truthful. And you can not take such pictures with your smartphone! You can have professional photos taken free via Airbnb. Do you have a friend with a good photographic eye and good camera? Then you can also take the photos yourself. Photograph both the entire space and facilities as well as  nicely styled corners . Atmosphere is also important! Check  this article  for more tips for interior photography.

2. Here also applies: good cleaning! 
Check the tips above for a spik and span house. If necessary, hire a cleaner who can call you when new guests arrive. Did you know that your guests immediately feel at home through a nice smell? This Room (ed) Homespray  is made with only three ingredients. That way your house always smells nice and fresh!

3. Tips from the local
I have arranged my stay several times via Airbnb and I like it so much when the owner of the apartment presents a beautiful bunch of flowers or a welcome letter. During my holiday in Tokyo the landlord of our stay had made a bag with Japanese sweets. So much fun! Because of such small things, your guests immediately feel at home.

Extra tip: make a list of festivals, your favorite restaurants or bars and directions to the most important museums and other places of interest. This way your guests can discover the city as a real  local !

4. Care products, towels etc.
For the traveler it is super useful if he / she does not have to think about shampoo, shower gel and towels. Of course saves space in the suitcase! A hair dryer and a can of hairspray are certainly appreciated by your guests. We got this tip from Matty, owner of a too beautiful church in Ravenstein, which she rented as a holiday residence. We visited this beautiful location and shot  this inside viewer.

So, now you are ready for it. Are you curious about the most popular Airbnbs in the Netherlands? This is the top 3!

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So, now you are ready for it. Are you curious about the most popular Airbnbs in the Netherlands? This is the top 3!

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