If your rental property is currently vacant, and you’re self-managing it, one thing that you’re most likely doing right now is cleaning your property for your next tenant.
In this article we will share with you several tips that you can get your rental property cleaned and ready for your next tenant.
Replace Old Furnishings and Appliances
You can clean things for awhile, but after a certain point, it’s simply better to replace them. Refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, and other appliances should be replaced once they start to become grimy and difficult to keep clean.
If you have furnishings in your apartment, it’s a good idea to consider replacement items. A mattress, for example, can only be cleaned so many times. If it’s old and dirty, you’ll have a harder time showing properties and collecting a decent amount of rent.
Stock Up on Magic Erasers
Magic Erasers work miracles. When your tenant doesn’t clean something to your standards, a Magic Eraser can shine things up in no time.
As a landlord, you can also stock up on a number of industrial cleaning supplies. These commercial supplies work much better than what you can get over the counter, but they’re not readily available to the general public.
Hire a Company to Clean the Blinds
It’s good for tenants to dust the blinds before they leave, but you’ll want them to be careful. It’s easy for blinds to break, depleting your reserve savings. You could spend hours working on the blinds yourself, but a blind-cleaning company can do them in no time with special equipment, and they’ll be much cleaner in the end.
Check for Maintenance Needs
Before the next tenant arrives, quickly check your property for any maintenance needs: think repair damage (such as holes in the walls), broken window locks, or leaky sinks. It’s rare that a tenant will leave a property in perfect condition, and you want it as clean and inviting as possible.
Contact 36 North Property Management
Tired of managing your rental property yourself? Contact 36 North Property Management by calling us at (831) 484-4604 or click here to connect with us online.