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By Colby Chang | 24 Dec 2019

The Zizz, Damansara Damai

Harry & Sally (not real names, obviously) own a unit in The Zizz, a new development of serviced apartments with grounds sprawling across 9.59 acres. The going rate for a partial furnished unit was RM 1500, and RM 1800 for fully furnished.
However at the time of engagement, the rental market was having an off-peak season and demand was slow (market peaks during Jan-March).


We met up with the charming couple to discuss a way forward. Seeing as their unit was totally bare, we realised that their furnishing cost would be slightly higher than a normal makeover because there are no airconds, pre-fittings, etc.. How do we ensure Harry & Sally see profit in the long run? 

Well, we love finding solutions for our clients and this case was no exception - the team strategized a makeover that fits the market demand while maintaining the designer look and feel.  After confirming all the necessary details, we got right to work.


The overall cost of the makeover came to RM 45K for a 1228 sqft, completely bare unit. The team delivered amazing results and the owners loved our work! They were able to secure a tenant within 2 WEEKS after the makeover at RM 2000, which according to client is the highest closing rental rate in The Zizz!  What’s even cooler is that the tenant wanted the unit within 15 minutes of viewing it, and that was after having viewed 5 units. 

Cheers and a huge THANK YOU to the owners for putting their trust in us, and as always we look forward to serving you again.

Looking to rent out your property? The Makeover Guys helps maximize your property’s rental potential through tried & tested designs, cost-effective strategies, and useful market insights. Drop us a message below for a free quotation!

*The pictures below are from a similar development and targeted rental market - enjoy! 

Colby Chang
Property Strategy Consultant

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