What I found out as of late, it helps to stage a house even for a rental. Sometimes, houses are staged in order to sell, but rarely for a rental.
Well, I have staged few of my houses that I couldn't rent out and they were rented within a week. I guess it gives people ideas of what can go where and sort of paint a better picture. Also, you can use the paintings and furnitures to hide the unwanted spots.
I used old furniture of mine and bought few paintings at garage sale. Few things were sold with the rental agreement. People actually liked that stuff. I bought one painting for $20 and sold it for $22.
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