Whether it’s tenant turnover or your first time renting out your property, this is an opportunity to get your rental cleaned up and ready for your soon-to-be tenants!

tips for getting your property ready

There are many tasks that can be done to get your place ready. Some may be a little bit costlier than others. Check out these tips:

1. Clean!

You want to do a thorough cleaning of the WHOLE house/apt, but spend more time on the bathroom and kitchen.

2. Testing, testing…

Make sure to test appliances to see if they work (oven, washer, dryer etc.) Check out the outlets and smoke alarms as well.

3. Change the locks

It is always a good idea to change the locks between tenants. Think of it this way – locks are a landlord’s way of assigning and revoking access.

4. Fresh coat of paint

We know what your thinking – repaint after every time a tenant moves out!? No! This doesn’t need to be done often, but every once in awhile or if this is your first time renting out your property you should consider it. It helps to freshen up the place.

5. Clean your windows…

As well as, the curtain and screens. That, or replace them, whichever you feel is more necessary.

6. Restore those hardwood floors

It sounds more expensive than it is! We’re not talking about a refinish, we’re talking about a floor restoration. It’s simply a buffing of the existing hardwood floor with a refresher coat. It will help make your floors look new again.

Getting your property rent-ready for your tenants is not just a good idea in the short term, but in the long term as well. This time will help to fix any repairs that need to taken care of and avoid larger issues from arising.

 “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and SNAP – the job’s a game.” – Mary Poppins