Stage your home like you are selling it. Think Airbnb but for long term stays.
Create exclusive space. Does your home have both a family room and a living room? If you don't use one of the rooms regularly, why not offer one of the rooms to your housemate for their exclusive use?
Hospitality station. For larger bedrooms or exclusive areas, adding a hospitality station adds appeal. Hospitality stations may include a mini fridge, coffee maker and electric kettle.
Garage parking. If you have a double garage with extra space, an early morning commuter would enjoy this feature especially during the winter months.
All-inclusive lifestyle. If your home share income allows room in your budget for extras, why not hire a regular cleaning service or lawn service? This feature appeals to those who enjoy a carefree lifestyle without the hassle of deciding who does what on the chore list. You get to enjoy the benefit too!
Storage space. If you have extra room in your storage area, or a small storage room for exclusive use, this is a valuable feature to offer for those that have a few extra seasonal belongings and require the space.
Garden space. The value of a home share as opposed to apartment living, is the outdoor life. If you can offer exclusive garden space, this would be a gardener's delight.
Keep it fresh. A freshly painted room can go a long way. It is recommended to use a neutral paint colour and also inspect the flooring if it needs to be replaced.
Furnished or unfurnished? Some housemates may require a furnished bedroom while others may already have their own furnishings. If your objective is to increase the value of your home share by furnishing it, make sure that your furnishings are of good quality that reflect your asking price.
Extend the sharing. Do you have other items that you could share? Adding extra items to your home share package may appeal to others who would enjoy the extra perks. In urban settings, a car share is a valuable offering. Other items could include a bike or a set of golf clubs for use. The possibilities of sharing are endless!