Follow these five simple steps to a rent ready home. Many property managers and landlords in Pembroke Pines believe that a quick sweep through the home makes it a rent ready home for a new resident. But this is not enough as things are not as simple as they may seem. Here are five simple steps to ensure that your home is in tip-top shape and ready for a new occupant:
Step One: Re-key the Locks
Yes, you must re-key the locks between each new tenant. Sure, you collected the keys from the the last tenant, but did they make spares? All outside locking doors should be re-keyed between each tenant. Additionally, rotate the codes on any garage doors, access gates, exterior property gates, and mailboxes.
Step Two: Maintenance Assessment
A thorough maintenance assessment is absolutely vital. If you can’t do it yourself, we can send a professional through to assess any items that may need repair. They should evaluate all accessible pipes and electrical functionality, light bulbs and fixtures. Moreover, they must check on garbage disposals, cabinets, windows and screens, window treatments, heating and cooling devices, doors, etc. And last but not the least, the evaluation must also include replacing furnace filters and batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The more detailed evaluation, the better!
Step Three: Major Upgrades or Repairs
As we all know, extensive and costly repairs are tricky to complete with a resident in the home. Assess the condition of all flooring materials, paint, countertops, bathtub surrounds, major appliances, roofs, gutters, and chimneys/fireplaces. If the bathrooms or kitchen is outdated it will certainly lower the rental value of your property. Now would be the time to make those changes and evaluate what increase in rent you could obtain for upgrades.
Step Four: Exterior Clean Up
Don’t just look inside, look outside, too! Haul any debris from the yard, trim the trees, prune the bushes, and cut the grass. A fresh coat of paint on the fence, or a new front door can make a big impact to rental potential. Inexpensive lights, a large mirror in a dimly lit hallway are worth invest in enhancing your curb appeal!
Step Five: Professional Cleaning
A clean and neat look to the house makes all the difference in how the home shows and how quickly it rents. Even the best Pembroke Pines tenants don’t often clean well enough. Hire a professional cleaning service for the job and a truck mounted steam clean service for the carpets and any furniture in need of deep-cleaning. Walk around the house and see if it is the sort of house you would like to rent? And then get busy cleaning!
Getting your house rent ready for the next rotation can be a little more difficult than just taling a quick sweep around the property. Real Property Management Premier can help you get your property in tip-top shape and ready without any hassles.
Call (954) 800 4433 and talk to our experienced property manager today, if you need help in renting your Pembroke Pines property.
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