To Furnish or Not to Furnish


Should I furnish my rental or leave it unfurnished?


We often get asked if a property will obtain a higher rental if it is furnished or if it will attract better quality tenants?


Both furnished and unfurnished properties are great. If you have furniture and need to keep the furniture in that property then yes keep it as furnished. Your rental return is usually higher when the property is furnished but in saying that it does take a little bit longer to lease out. The demand for furnished properties isn’t as high as it is for unfurnished.


Having your property Furnished or unfurnished isn’t going to determine the quality of tenants you get. If your property presents well it will attract better tenants.


If you are having photos taken, sometimes a rug or some modern furniture can help present your property in a better light.