Some people make their living as a landlord and renting out properties, other people merely earn extra spending money as a landlord. Regardless of which type of landlord you are, your rental properties are useless if they don’t retain tenants. Of course, some tenants will come and go but your real profit is found in retaining tenants. Part of retaining them is making a positive impression from the beginning. You have to learn how to prepare a unit for a new tenant, otherwise you’ll never create a positive experience. Read on if you’d like to learn more.
Inspect the Entire Unit for Any Repairs
Unfortunately, some tenants will cause damage by tearing the unit apart. Once the exiting tenant leaves, walk through the unit and take note of any repairs or replacements. You might want to repaint the walls to give it a fresh appearance. Additionally, always check test the smoke detectors, lights, appliances, and plumbing.
Change the Locks
Nobody wants to receive keys for a unit that past tenants might have additional keys for. Although locks can get pricey, it’s a worthwhile investment for your tenant; they provide a sense of safety and demonstrate that you care about the tenant. What tenant doesn’t want to know their landlord takes their safety seriously?
Always Hire a Move-Out Cleaning Company
Nobody wants to move into a dirty unit. As the landlord, you’re responsible for ensuring your new tenants have a clean home to move into. The problem is, you don’t have disposable time to spend cleaning. To ensure the unit is spotless and help you save time, always hire a professional move-out cleaning service anytime a tenant moves out. The professional service will leave the unit looking stunning when they’re finished cleaning and your new tenant will be blown away.
Being a landlord means you’re both a salesperson and repair service. In addition to your other responsibilities, preparing a unit for a new tenant requires a deep clean which you don’t have time for. That’s where we come in.
Professional Home Cleaning, LLC is a family-owned and operated business with decades of experience cleaning homes. If you want to ensure your tenants feel at home when they arrive, don’t leave them with a filthy unit. Call us—we’ll be happy to clean your unit and help you provide a positive first impression for your new tenant.