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What Type Of Tenant Are You Hoping To Attract?
I toured several "for lease" homes yesterday in Fairfield with some wonderful clients.  Wonderful clients who sold their current home in 2 days, because they have lovingly maintained their cozy cottage and it was priced to sell! These prospective tenants are the cream of the crop.  With good credit scores, home-ownership experience, and high-cleanliness standards, my couple represent the landlord's "dream-tenants".  
Fairfield Lap Pool
I have had a few past rental listings where the landlords have not maintained the home as well as I would if I were in their shoes.  The home sits for months with no offers to lease because, honestly, it screams "landlord doesn't care". An unkept yard, dead bugs inside the home, broken light fixtures, and moldy toilets will not attract a pristine tenant.  Prospective tenants who wish to live in a nice home wonder, "If I were to have a repair issue---will the landlord refuse to make repairs?  After all, items A, B, and C do not work when they are showing the property.  What is the likelihood, he/she will care once I am bound to a contract?"
Keeping things neat and tidy helps attract prospective tenants!
Five years ago--this would not be a problem. There was a larger demand for rentals ... more

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