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Back to School Prep

Back to School Prep

In the heat of summer, you may be getting ready to put your house up for rent to prepare for the back-to-school rush of move-ins. The more well-maintained a property is, the more profitable it will be; the more likely you will get a respectable renter who will take care of your asset safeguarding their security deposit. 

Move-Out Checklist: 

  1. Clean: carpets, windows, walls, bathrooms, entire unit – sparkling units rent faster 

  2. Check: windows for proper seals and cracks, appliances (HVAC systems, sump pumps, refrigerators, stoves, washer and dryers), and safety features like security systems, entryways, walkways, and any external structures, protecting your tenants and your investment 

  3. Replace: locks for security, air filters, batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - annoying beeps or burnt-out bulbs can deter future renters quickly 

  4. Examine: lights, outlets, water faucets and check for leaks, drainage issues, or loose wiring – anything that has an on/off switch should work properly 

  5. Tidy Up: paint, replace carpets/flooring if needed, and ensure the outside landscape is presentable – first impressions optimize rentals 

We utilize a professional cleaning company to make sure your rentals are top notch and ready to rent, only utilizing the security deposit if the rental is not returned in the same condition at move out. We may recommend some of the above changes to get the property to an acceptable standard. Currently, our average time to market is 22 days. 

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