I am in HEAVY move-out mode with approximately 15 residents moving between NOW and the end of July.
I have changed my move-out procedure as I experienced residents wanting to get “checked-out” at odd times over the last couple of years.
ENTER my SMARTYPHONE....to paraphrase The Eagles in Hotel California....You can check-out any time you like....just text me! Yes, I am now requiring that residents leave their keys, garage opener(s) and forwarding address on a size #10 envelope ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER and that they TEXT me that they have left the property.
It eliminates (1) them having to come to my office to return keys; and (2) the need for me to go to my office to get their keys to do their check-out inspection.
Once I receive a text, I can schedule the move-out inspection according to my priorities AND then schedule workmen to do any “make ready” work for new residents.
As I have written before, TEXTING is the new BLACK!.