First impressions are important, so check your kerb appeal. Tidy your front gardens, clear side entrances, paint or repair faded or damaged window sills and front door, and make sure your house number or name is clearly visible. Also ensure your rear garden is kept neat and tidy.
Some potential tenants may just drive past your property initially. If they don’t even get out of their car because they don't like the exterior of your house, they'll never come inside.
Rooms inside should be kept tidy. Declutter, consider putting some of your belongings into storage. Clear kitchen worktops and put essential everyday items in a box that can be stored in a cupboard when not in use. Neutralise animal smells and arrange for boisterous pets to be taken out if applicable.