When on a limited budget, focus first on contact areas!
After a long day we want to come home to a place that makes us happy don’t we? What’s the first thing you see? Front door? Is it freshly painted and clean? When presenting apartment buildings, the first thing a tenant is likely to touch is the doorknob. If it has a dated brass look or worn appearance, we are already starting poorly. As you open the front door, in most apartments you first see the kitchen. Do the appliances match? They don’t always need to be stainless steel but they do all need to match for visual comfort.
If any of these disappoint, they all disappoint.