Is your rental property in tip-top shape? With spring just around the corner, it is time to impress current and future tenants. From strategic painting to general inquiries, we’ve got your back. Our simple checklist should make your rental property maintenance easy.
It’s time to get your rental property in tip-top shape. With spring approaching, it will feel good to have a fresh look to match the season. Springtime is when people decide to put their properties on the market. Therefore, tons of people will be eager for a nice place to live in. Whether their stay is temporary or long-term, it is up to you to attract them to your property.
Spring cleaning and maintenance is important for multiple reasons. First, having an up-to-date, clean rental property will allow you to maximize rent. Generally, landlords think they need to make major changes to raise the rent. The truth is small updates that are less costly and less time-consuming can benefit you more.
Second, the more disciplined you are about taking care of your property, the longer it will last. Checking up on your HVAC system and fixing unwanted cracks regularly can help you avoid paying big bucks down the road.
We’ve created a simple checklist for you and your rental property. These guidelines will help you improve and sustain a beautiful space people want to live in. As the days become warmer in New England, your rental property should be looking good!
You may have heard it before, but painting is a foolproof way to improve the look of a space. Yes, it is important to brush over marked-up walls and places tenants may frequently inhabit, but there are strategic ways to make the most of your money.
You need to ask yourself, “What stands out to potential renters?” Many landlords forget about garage doors. Often, garages are left to chip and rot; you can change that with a bucket of paint. If you own a building that features garages, they will add a lot to the entire look of your property when painted with a fresh coat.
Front Door and Interior Walls
Another focal point is the front door. Make sure your front door is freshly painted. For a renter, it represents what may be inside. If you have them, you should also paint over your shutters and your fence. Like the garage doors, these accessories have the power to create a unified feeling about your property. Finally, pick several rooms – possibly common spaces – that could look good newly painted; this will be sure to impress new and old tenants.
Take a look at your walls. Do you notice any small holes or scuff marks? If you don’t feel like repainting the entire space, check out this list of paint repair tips.
Now it’s time for the logistics. Make sure to check if everything survived the winter. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Is your roof leaking?
- Are there any water stains on your ceilings?
- Is there any moisture or mold in the basement or bathrooms?
- Are the stairways holding up?
- Is the concrete eroding outside?
- Have you checked the gutters?
- Are your floors looking good?
This short checklist will help you determine what your rental property needs. All of these items are going to be necessary fixes, so if you feel unequipped at any point, call a specialized contracting group. While you may be able to check your gutters, painting and flooring are sometimes best done by professionals. Being a landlord isn’t easy, but we’re here to help your Spring go as smoothly as possible! Contact us to see what we can do to help today!
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