Before we begin marketing a rental home and looking for a tenant, we want to make sure the property is rent ready.
But, what does that mean?
It means your Sandy rental property is ready to rent. It’s in move-in condition and ready for occupancy.
You don’t want to list and show the home before it’s ready to impress all the prospective tenants who see it. There are a few important actions that go into making your home rent ready.
Inspect Your Rental Home and Make Repairs
Start by removing any personal property or property left behind by the former tenant. If you’re conducting a lease turnover, you want to eliminate any evidence of a former tenant before you rent it out to a new tenant.
Once all the trash and property is removed, conduct a complete inspection so you know if there are any repairs that need to be made before a new tenant moves in. During this walk through, test every system and function. Turn on the heat and the air conditioning. Run all of the water, including faucets, sinks, tubs, and showers. Flush every toilet. Test every outlet. Turn on the appliances. Look at the locks on all doors and windows. Open closets and drawers.
Schedule your vendors so they’re ready to help you prepare the property for your next tenant.
Rent Ready Sandy Rental Properties are Clean
Extreme cleanliness is important before you put your rental property on the market or start showing it to prospective tenants. The interior should be well-lit, tidy, and smelling good. Make sure it’s bright and open and welcoming.
Hire professional cleaners to clean and scrub the home from top to bottom. Serious attention to detail is required. You’ll want to have clean baseboards and dusted ceiling fans. Find cleaners who are willing to attend to every detail. For example, ask them to pull the appliances out and dust and sweep behind them. You want them to make sure your tubs and sinks sparkle and shine.
Curb Appeal Counts
First impressions are important when you’re renting out a property. When you think your property is ready to rent, do a final check of the landscaping. Stand on the street or in the parking lot to get an idea of how your property looks from the street.
You want to give prospective tenants a reason to be excited about seeing the inside of your rental home. If you’re renting out a unit in a multifamily building, make sure the front walkway and the common areas are inviting. If you’re renting out a single-family home, pay attention to landscaping. You don’t have to completely upgrade your lawn, but pay attention to the details that will capture the imagination of prospective tenants.
These are just some of the early things you need to do when preparing your property for the Sandy rental market. Rent ready means move-in ready.
If you have any questions about how to achieve this effectively and efficiently, contact us at Safeguard Property Management. Safeguard is recognized as a leader in Salt Lake City property management. We provide residential rental management services to owners of single-family homes, townhouses, condos and duplexes throughout Salt Lake County and the northern portion of Utah County.