With the first day of spring just weeks away, many landlords are thinking about getting their rental properties ready for summer. The traditional summer leasing rush means it's vital to have a rent-ready property if you want to get the best tenants.
If you're thinking about getting your rental property ready for summer but don't know where to start your spring cleaning, this article will provide you with tips for which areas to focus on in your property.
The first area of your rental property that you should focus on spring cleaning is landscaping.
Landscaping is an important area because every prospective renter will see the outside of your property first. If it looks 'scary' on the outside, they won't want to visit the inside of the property.
Some of the things you should consider doing to improve your rental property landscaping include removing grass for desert landscaping.
Besides helping to improve your property's look, removing the grass in favor of desert landscaping is also a practical tip. It will help you do your part to conserve water while also eliminating your tenant's need to maintain the landscaping as diligently as grass would require.
During the process of improving the landscaping, you should also remove dead plants and replace them with new plants ready to bloom just in time for the summer months.
Once the landscaping is improved, take the time to power wash the driveway and sidewalk (if needed), replace old or broken window screens and repaint any of the rental property's exterior that may need a fresh coat of paint.
After improving your rental property's exterior, the next step is to clean the inside of your property.
Clean The Flooring – Hire a professional to clean the flooring in your property, especially if the home has carpet. You can generally find spring carpet cleaning sales that will help you save money while getting your carpets professionally cleaned.
Inspect The HVAC – Replace your HVAC air filter and test the unit to make sure that it's ready to handle the summer months' strain.
Check For Pests – One of the most important things you want to do as part of your spring cleaning is to check for pests. Pests typically come in during the winter months, leading to significant problems during the spring.
Paint Inside Where It's Needed – If it's been a while since you painted the inside of your rental property, give it a fresh coat.
A fresh coat of paint does wonders for any property and will make it look clean and well-maintained, which attracts tenants who will keep the home in good condition.
At GoldenWest Management, we know that landlords don't always have time for spring cleaning. Cleaning, maintenance, and managing a rental property can be a lot of work.
Thankfully, we save owners the time and hassle of managing their rental properties themselves with our professional property management services.
Our property management team includes an in-house maintenance staff so that you don't have to do any work to maintain your rental property yourself.
To learn more about the property management services that we can offer you, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.
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