Need to reduce your vacancy time? Here are a few of our best property turnover tips for rentals.
Minimize vacancy time and get your rental property turnover process down to a science. By carefully coordinating repairs, cleaning, and new tenant move-in, here’s how you can get your unit rent ready in no time.
Change the locks
As soon as your old tenants move out, change the locks on all doors. This is a simple and effective way to increase security at your rental property and to ensure that there are no unnecessary distractions or misunderstandings from the outgoing tenants.
Clean and upgrade appliances
A major source of turnover is the condition of appliances. Older, worn-out appliances are not only harder to maintain, they can also be a safety hazard. Replace any appliances that are old or in need of repair with energy-efficient models that are easy to clean and use. Make sure they’re easy to maintain as well—you want tenants who take pride in their apartments, not those who don’t care about their surroundings!
Schedule a deep clean
A professional cleaning crew can do wonders for your rental property. Schedule a deep clean as soon as possible after your old tenants move out. This will help your rental property look (and smell) its best and be ready for new tenants. Deep clean carpets, windows, and all surfaces to make your rental shine.
Prep and paint
If your rental property needs a fresh coat of paint, now is the time to do it. This will help your rental property look its best and be ready for new tenants. Hiring experienced technicians to clean and prep your vacant unit can save you time and money, working in tandem with your maintenance crew to get it rent-ready.
When the painting is done, there’s still work to do. Remove all materials, tools, tape and ensure that any paint spatter or marks are cleaned up. A good, professional paint technician doesn’t leave a mess behind for landlords or property managers to deal with.
Make move-in day easy
Good tenants are hard to find and harder to keep. A good way to make a great impression is by making sure to be respectful of their time and to show them some appreciation. If prospective tenants are doing their due diligence and asking other tenants about the building, you want to do your best to ensure you get a great review.
Here are a few ideas:
- Work with your new tenants to coordinate a move-in date
- Provide move-in day storage so that the tenant’s belongings aren’t sitting in the lobby while they move
- Ensuring that booking the elevators is an easy and stress-free process
- Ensure that the elevator is prepped for their move-in time
- Have someone on hand from management welcome new tenants (give them your card and let them know what office hours are!)
- Leave a welcome to the building care packaging, containing complimentary cleaning supplies, flyers to the local restaurants & attractions, a list of important numbers, and information of your building’s facilities for your new tenants.
Getting a property rent ready in the least amount of time is critical but challenging. Having a reliable turnover process, pre-selected vendors and scheduling quick, but realistic availability dates will keep your rental property running like a well-oiled machine!
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