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    DH and I are turning our current house into an investment property. Our property manager is coming today to take some photographs to place the property on the rental market. Open houses are going to start soon after, most likely before our belongings have been removed.

    I move out tomorrow so I have spent the last week packing the house, which means I have boxes everywhere. I have tried to keep the out of the way in the corner of rooms and make the rooms look presentable, but to me it still looks a little messy. I just have no where to put the boxes.

    I've been online to have a look at how some of the other properties in our area have been presented and they are all immaculate. I'm guessing they are all vacant because there is nothing in any of the houses.

    If you were looking at photos of a rental property would having the packing boxes and our belongings out deter you?

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    Yes it would, unless the house was ticking all the boxes.

    We are looking for a rental at the moment and it is much harder to see yourself living in a house that still has other people belongings in it.

    I'd wait a few days to take the photos and arrange inspections if that is an option.

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    I would wait until you have completely moved out. Even if you can store it in a garage or storage unit. I think prospective tenants will get a much better view of your property without the clutter of your moving boxes. Failing everything can you move the boxes into a minor bedroom and just ask them not to photograph that room

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    No it wouldn't for me because the rental market where I live is so hard to get a place and 30+ couples turn up to inspections I apply for everything we look at regardless unless there is a major flaw in it

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    No it wouldn't for me because the rental market where I live is so hard to get a place and 30+ couples turn up to inspections I apply for everything we look at regardless unless there is a major flaw in it
    I was going to say this. And I also agree with moving boxes either into a minor bedroom and not photographing it, or you can move the boxes out of a room, take the photos and then back in for each room.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. I ended up moving all the boxes into cupboards, the 3rd bedroom and hiding in the corner of the living rooms. It should do for the photos. I'm going to see if inspections can take place after we have moved out.


 

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