At JT Management Group, we want to ensure your house shows well to prospective tenants. Part of our Ashburn property management services include getting your property ready for the rental market. Today, we’re sharing our steps in that process.
Perform a Detailed Walk Through
Step one of getting your Ashburn rental property ready for the market is to walk through it and inspect the inside and outside. You want the property to look and smell clean. Some typical interior items that need to be addressed are de-cluttering the property and de-personalizing the property. If you have any bold or bright colors painted on the walls, it’s a good idea to neutralize those. If the carpets are dirty, clean the carpets. The entire house needs to be cleaned and maintained until it is rented. All utility systems should be checked and relevant filters changed.
Pay Attention to Curb Appeal
Your property’s curb appeal is essential since it’s the first impression you will give to potential Ashburn tenants. Typical exterior items to note include mowing the lawn, power washing the patio, deck, and house, and trimming any vegetation near the house. If you have plants around the property, make them as maintenance-free as possible for your tenants. Any cracked or peeling paint should be repaired and repainted. You also want to clean the gutters.
The Perfect Home
Once the walk-through is completed, we provide the owners with a to-do list called “The Perfect Home.” These are all the things that need to be completed prior to placing the property for rent. Knowing that not everyone has the time or skill sets to perform repairs, we are happy to provide a list of our preferred vendors as well. These are contractors we know who can get the work done in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
Once all the work has been completed, we will return to conduct a final walk-through and make sure all repairs and cleaning have been done professionally and correctly. If you want to rent your property without the help of a professional management company, ask an objective friend to walk through the property and bring up any defects that you may have missed.
If you have any questions about property management or renting property in Ashburn or the Northern Virginia Area, please contact us at JT Management Group.