Tips on Getting Your Rental Ready for New Tenants

Tips on getting your rental ready for new tenants

Prep for Listing and Photos

  Use incandescent light bulbs, all lights working and fixtures clean and bright
  De-clutter and de-personalize
  The cleaner the better
  Make any needed cosmetic repairs (can wait to do other repairs after you move out)
  Clean windows — sunshine makes all the difference!

Before a Tenant Moves In

  Deep clean the house (if not already complete) — the standard of clean YOU SET is the standard we hold the tenant to
  Have the carpets professionally cleaned — we require the tenant to do the same on move-out
  Inspect/clean any wood-burning fireplaces
  Clean gutters (tenants clean gutters after their move-in)
  Fresh caulk in all bathrooms, and kitchen if needed
  All toilets working well — replace flappers if needed
  Fresh furnace filter — leave a couple for the tenant — they are required to change

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Original article written by Betty Best

Source: Keyhm.com

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