Preparing Your Home For Rent

by Administrator 23. November 2015 07:52

Making your house rental ready is a must if you are expecting good tenants and a cordial association with them. While it increases your chances of signing a profitable deal, it is imperative that you invest time and money on making your home safe and welcoming for the tenant.

Here are some tips that will help you preparing your home before you rent it out:

  • Keep it clean: Remove all furniture and household items that are cluttering the space. Thoroughly clean the house; even those areas which you think aren’t visible. When a prospective tenant is conducting an inspection in your property, he should get a good impression of the place he will move into and also know that this is the condition that he must keep the place in.
  • Overall maintenance: Both before and after the deal has been struck, it is important to check all electrical as well as plumbing issues and fix them so you hand over your house in a functioning condition to your tenant. If there are any fixtures that the tenant doesn’t require, make sure you either remove them or instruct them to maintain them properly to avoid any damage at later stage.
  • Repaint the walls: Check the condition of the interior and external walls to decide if they require a fresh paint. If there are any other repairs that the walls require, it must be done so you do not hold the tenant liable for damages later on. Keep the paint color sober so the house looks airy and spacious.
  • Agree on rented items: If you are giving a furnished house, you must make a list of all appliances and furniture items beforehand and check that they all function properly in the presence of the tenant. Provide proper instructions on how to use fixtures that you may have installed for your own good.
  • Clear all cabinets and storage spaces: Get rid of all your personal items from the storage places like store rooms, cabinets and drawers. In case something needs to be stored in the house, agree with the tenant on that. The tenant must also get reasonable place to store their items; hence try and keep these spaces free for them.
  • Background research: Do a thorough credit and background check on your tenant to know how they live, their family size, living habits etc. This will help you prepare your house for them. For instance if they have children, they may need an extra room and additional safety features in the rental home.

If you are looking to rent your home in Killeen, TX, get in touch with John Reider Properties. For more information, you can call us at (254) 699 – 8300

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