Thank you Gita!!! This is GREAT information on getting rental units READY before showing.......It reminds me to order my case of Carpet Fresh to keep in my car!!
I receive calls for rentals from time to time. I find that some properties rent quickly and some are on the market for long.
Here are some tips for landlords:
1. Make sure the apartment or house is clean. That is the most important thing for prospects. As soon as a tenant moves out get rid of the trash, and the metal hangers in closets and get it cleaned . Pay special attention to the stove and oven.
2.Fresh coat of paint. Paint a neutral color throughout.
3.If the carpet shows wear and tear , new carpeting always helps rent quickly. If the carpet is less than 3 years old, have it shampooed .
4.If the apartment has washer, dryer and refrigerator it is easier to rent out the place.
5.Price it at fair market rent , base it on comparable rents in the neighborhood.
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