Simple Steps to Getting ‘Rent-Ready’
You know the feeling. You’ve just collected the mail, and you’ve gotten yet another mortgage bill for your rental property, but you have no current tenants to offset the costs. You’ve been doing what you can to find new tenants, but they just don’t seem to be calling. You’re not even sure where to start, or who to call to get the work rolling. Let Folsom property management company Real Property Management Select give a few pointers to help get your rental home into ‘Rent-Ready’ shape.
No one wants to live in a home that’s falling apart. Take a quick walk through and make sure all appliances are functioning properly for your prospective tenants. Take note of any repairs that are needed, such as leaky faucets or clogged drains. Ensure all smoke detectors and other safety alarms are working properly, this is paramount to good property management. Folsom property owners are required by law to install approved smoke alarms.
Make it Look Inviting
Making your home look appealing to live in will go a long way toward landing tenants.
- Choose paint in neutral colors to appeal to a wider range of potential renters.
- Don’t touch up. Paint entire walls instead of small sections to make sure colors match.
- Don’t leave any personal belongings either, as they may be a liability.
Folsom property management company Real Property Management Select also recommends having regular weekly upkeep while the home is vacant, such as cleanings and yard work. Ensuring the home is clean and that utilities are on for light and temperature control as well will result in a comfortable home and happy shoppers.
Folsom Property Management Facilitate Viewings
After you re-key the property, install a lock box so real estate agents can easily show your Folsom property. Management companies are a great way to advertise your home on multiple markets you may not otherwise have access to; however, you should make sure to not overprice your home. Doing so will slow the process of finding tenants and could cost you more in the long run.
Getting ‘Rent Ready’ doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Hiring the right management company can help take stress off your plate as well as save you time and potentially costly mistakes. Folsom property management company Real Property Management Select can take you through the process step by step. Watch this Call today and learn more of what our proven processes can do for you.