Our landlords often ask whether it's worthwhile
to provide their properties fully furnished or not
At-Home Budapest Network mainly mediates premium quality properties for foreign employees and diplomats. One of their primary search criteria is the furnishing. Let's look at the most common factors that influence their decision when they search for home in Budapest.
It is rare for foreign employees arriving in Budapest to bring their own furniture. As they are staying in the country temporarily, they are usually not interested in investing in long-term furnishing, so they prefer to choose a fully furnished property. However, it is more important that the selected property meets their needs in terms of furnishing and equipment.
After the arrival of a Korean engineer, he wants to focus on his new job. A quick and hassle-free move into a furnished and fully equipped apartment allows him to adapt more easily to the challenging new work environment.
The presence of basic furniture is an attractive convenience factor for a Japanese businesswoman, so it is not necessary to communicate with local furniture stores.
Foreign families with children prefer to move to the neighborhoods of British, German, French, or other international schools. For parents, it is enough of a challenge to ensure the smooth integration of themselves and their children, so it is much more convenient for them if they do not have to bother with furnishing.
In general, it can be said that foreign employees and diplomats more often prefer furnished, and fully equipped rentals, where they can move in right after their arrival and focus on their life in Hungary. However, it is important that the chosen property should suit not only in location, size and division but also in its furnishing and equipment.
It is crucial how we arrange
the property for rent
if we choose to furnish it
What are the main factors to consider
in the design of interior spaces?
Knowing the target audience
As a first step, it is advisable to assess who our tenants could be. Businessmen, families, students, or diplomats? Tenants come with different expectations, it is essential to be aware of the potential tenant's needs. For example, if we are expecting business people, we need practical and quality furniture, while for diplomats, elegance and exclusivity are also cardinal aspects. If we are prepared for the needs of potential tenants, they are more likely to choose the property we have to offer.
Practicality and comfort above all
Functionality is a primary consideration. Choose practical and durable furniture. It is worth investing in a comfortable sofa, a solid dining table, chairs, as well as quality mattresses.
Pay special attention to the creation of sufficient storage space: wardrobe, built-in cabinets, shelves should be available to tenants in sufficient quantities.
Basic household appliances are essential for the rental. A quality refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer-dryer, as well as an air conditioner are a serious attraction, just like a conditioning device.
Security and warranty
Tenants often feel safer in apartments furnished with modern furniture. During the rental, the maintenance and replacement of equipment is the responsibility of the owner, so tenants do not have to worry about sudden breakdowns.
When it comes to decoration, neutral is the key word. Choose natural, restrained colors for the walls, floors, and larger furniture. Natural colors are timeless and can be matched to almost any style or decoration, leaving room for tenants to personalize the space with their own personal items. In addition, light natural shades make the apartment look more spacious. With a poorly chosen wall color or patterned wallpaper, we can easily scare away interested parties at first sight.
For larger properties, it is a good idea to consider a "Partly Furnished" solution. Instead of full furnishing, we can only furnish the common areas, the living-dining-kitchen, or the master bedroom, leaving the other bedrooms empty, which the tenant can arrange as a children's room, study, or fitness room according to their own needs. This type of flexibility can greatly improve the quick release, just like the "Fully furnished - or empty on request", or the "Empty - or furnished on request" option, if we have the opportunity.