The sign is up, and the first car drives by, and you can hear the wife through the window, “Ugh! Who would rent that?”
There are lots of good reasons to put your best forward before the sign goes in the yard and your house get listed for rent on the internet.
* Nothing gets good tenants faster than good curb appeal!
* You want to begin your relationship with your new tenants on good terms, not with a list of items that need to be repaired prior to or shortly after occupancy.
* It is much easier for you to keep up with repairs as the need comes up.
* You will maximize your rent potential, both in dollars and time, if your house is in perfect condition prior to marketing it for rent.
* The condition affects the quality of tenant you end up with. A good tenant will be turned off by a home that is in disrepair. And, the opposite is sometimes true; a bad tenant sometimes won’t even apply for a perfectly maintained home… “This is too nice for me.”
* You are setting your expectations for the condition you expect it to be returned to you at the end of the lease.
* It shows that you care.
Renting a property can be a very rewarding adventure, or a very difficult one. You really should work hard to set yourself up for success! More to come…