Property management is not an easy job. Maintaining multiple properties can be a huge concern.
Everyone knows that properties often have a lot of work that needs to be done after a tenant moves out, and as a property manager, it's important to always be on top of what needs to be done and when so every area of the property can be fixed and/or cleaned within a timely manner by quality professionals.
Here are 3 things that should be on every property management maintenance checklist before a home is shown.
Scan the Property
Before a house or rental is shown, the property manager needs to go through every room of the property to look for anything that might be wrong damaged. Often, problem places can be detected just going through a careful walk through.
Some places that should be scanned include:
- Main Living Areas
- Basement and attic
Clean It Up
Making sure that everything is clean and decluttered is important before any property is show for purchase or rental. By making sure the area is free of bugs, mice, or other critters, you ensure prospective clients that the property is safe for them and their families. By decluttering and cleaning up around the outside, it shows the true potential of the property and that it has been taken care of properly.
Check Sidewalks and Driveways
These are often the first thing that prospective buyers or renters see when they first visit a property, and keeping them looking nice is extremely important. A good property manager will look for cracks, buckling, or other damage and have it fixed. Damage to sidewalks, walkways, and driveways are all things that will turn good offers away.
Property managers often have a lot to do in a very short amount of time. However, a good commercial cleaning checklist and attention to detail can get a property ready for showing in no time. A proper maintenance checklist is key to ensuring that a property is ready for use and also esthetically pleasing, two important factors when looking for a buyer or renter.
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