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Preparing your property

Presentation of your property

First impressions are always important and your property is no exception. Both through advertising and viewings with prospective tenants, presentation of your property is key and can not only determine the level of rental income achievable but can play a major role in ensuring your property stands out in a competitive market.


Whether your are selling your home or marketing for rental, it is important that the decoration is chosen to suit the market.

  • Carpets, flooring and walls should be kept relatively neutral.
  • Paint finishes are generally the easiest to maintain. However, wallpaper may be expected in higher value properties.
  • Good quality, durable floor coverings and curtains/blind are particularly important to withstand wear and tear.
  • Kitchens should be well equipped with appliances including, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
  • Bathrooms should have good quality fittings to include showers.
  • Wardrobes are an important item to remain in the property irrespective of the property being let furnished or unfurnished.


An empty property that includes floor coverings, curtains/blinds and white goods.

The rent ultimately achieved for an unfurnished property may be similar to a fully furnished property.

Fully furnished:

A property ready for immediate occupation, including furniture, crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils, pictures and ornaments etc.

Presentation tips:

  • Clean, crisp and uncluttered properties are most suitable for the letting market.
  • Neutral colours are best.
  • Choose fabrics and furnishings that can withstand reasonable wear and tear.
  • Furnished items should be easily replaceable.

There’s no better way to sell or let your home.

At Bay Estate & Letting Agents, we really know the Swansea property market. We're local and we'll gladly share our knowhow and experience with honest advice that will be just right for you. So, whether you're buying, selling or letting in Swansea, get in touch. We're here to help.