How To Improve Curb Appeal To Your Rental Home

When it comes to rental property in Orlando, an age-old saying still rings true – “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. This article will tell you how to improve the curb appeal of your Orlando rental home. In a world where a picture on the internet can make or break the decision to view a home, curb appeal is more critical than ever. This guide will give you the lowdown on improving curb appeal and provide some handy links to start your journey. Before diving into the nitty-gritty, it’s crucial to grasp curb appeal. In essence, it’s that all-important first impression people have when they see your property from the street. If you’re planning to sell your home or want to be the envy of your neighbors, beefing up your curb appeal should be at the top of your to-do list.

How To Improve Curb Aappeal To Orlando Rental Home.
Upscale Suburban Home in Orlando with great curb appeal.

Look At Your Curb Appeal

  • 1. The state of your front yard and landscaping.
  • 2. The condition and style of your front door and windows.
  • 3. The quality and color of your home’s exterior paint or siding.
  • 4. The appearance of your driveway and pathways.
  • 5. The overall cleanliness and upkeep of your property.

Look At The Landscaping

Landscaping is the first thing people notice when they look at your home. It’s your chance to make a bold statement or, at the very least, show that you care about your property. A well-maintained front yard speaks volumes, and luckily, it’s not rocket science to spruce it up. There’s nothing that says “neglected” louder than an overgrown lawn or bushy trees obscuring the view of your house. Bright, colorful flowers can work like a charm to increase your home’s curb appeal. The choices are endless, but pick species that suit your local climate and soil conditions. Regular mowing, pruning, and trimming are a must. If you need some tips on lawn maintenance, check out

Dressing up Your Front Door Area

The front door area is the centerpiece of your home‘s front view. It’s often the first thing people look at when approaching your house. A fresh coat of paint in a color that complements your home can make your front door pop. Adding a tasteful wreath or other decoration can also provide a friendly, welcoming touch. How do the driveway and path to your front door look? Does it need a good cleaning? If so, ensure it looks clean and tidy. A cracked or weed-infested driveway or pathway can be an eyesore. Repairing any damage, keeping these areas clean, and even investing in attractive paving can make a significant difference.

Keeping Up Appearances with Fresh Paint

In Orlando, we are at the mercy of the sun. Faded, chipping paint or dingy, outdated siding can diminish your home’s curb appeal. While painting or replacing siding is a larger project, it can also offer a significant return on investment by instantly refreshing the look of your house. When selecting paint colors, consider the style of your home, the neighborhood, and the surrounding landscape. Here’s a helpful link for ideas to help you choose the right color for your home.

Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting can work wonders for your Orlando home’s curb appeal, especially when evening falls. Outdoor lights highlight your home’s architecture and make your house look inviting. Plus, they add an extra layer of security.

Pool And Out Door Areas

Finally, keep your property clean. Regularly washing windows, removing cobwebs, and power-washing siding or pathways can maintain a crisp, cared-for appearance. Your pool deck in your Orlando rental home should be inviting. Ensure the pool deck is clean and tidy; if it’s been several years since it had a coat of paint, consider having it painted. Ensure all the pool screens are in good condition and fix any broken ones. Any furnishings on your pool deck need to be in good condition and look inviting for tenants or guests.

Follow Your Property Manager’s Advice

Your property manager should be doing drive-by and interior property inspections occasionally. If they tell you the exterior of your home needs updating to enhance its curb appeal, listen to them. You can’t attract high-quality tenants or guests if your home is a vacation rental if your home doesn’t look good. Here’s a link to an article on how to attract high-quality tenants. If you need any advice on property management or it’s time to find a new property manager, check out this article. You can always count on us for free advice even if your home isn’t in our catchment area. Call us at 407-933-2367 or in the UK at 0161-300-9595 or email:

About the author, Anne-Marie McCormack

Anne-Marie McCormack has been a Florida licensed Real Estate Broker since 1996. She has worked as a realtor in property management, rentals and sales in Kissimmee, Davenport, and Orlando, Florida since 1991.

She heads the team at McCormack Realty & Renters Choice Homes and has lots of experience with long-term and short-term rentals and sales. . Anne-Marie owned and operated a short-term-rental, property management company from 1994-2004. Since then McCormack Realty & Renters Choice Homes has focused on long-term rentals and sales of residential, investment homes and vacation homes also known as holiday lets.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

10 + 12 =

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Find the best tenants for your investment property in our free guide.

tenants for your long term rental