When life hands you lemons, make lemon aide, is common folk wisdom. Despite marketing hype to the contrary which often advises folks to stop making a landlord rich and buy instead of renting. Unfortunately, I am not getting rich from people paying me rent. To prove this point, a recent past tenant gave me pause when there was dog poop found inside the house, and a truck load of trash to be hauled away just for the start of the cleanup. Now you can better understand the saying that when life hands you lemons, make lemonaide.
A SKILL I have acquired and honed to an art form is the marketing strategy of home staging. I have marketed successfully sold numerous staged homes for sale. The main trick I have up my sleeve is the understanding of balance, proportion, and scale as it applies to home staging.
In recent years, I have begun to apply the same home staging strategy to my rental properties and my property management houses.
In the kitchen of this particular rental property, I strategically placed five lemons on the counter on a placemat in front of a silk plant.
After the mega cleanup, some paint and repairs, I staged this house for lease with room vignettes.
From the day the sign was put in front of the house until the tenant began moving in was only ten days, not too shabby of turn around particularly for the location of the house on a busier street.
For successful leasing, STAGE TO LEASE!
Lemon Vignette on Kitchen Counter.