Xepco Property Management is the Palm Springs property management company that knows the leasing cycle from rent-ready to lease renewal. An important first step in that cycle is having your property rent-ready. Understanding what it means to have your property ready to show and move in can significantly reduce the number of vacancy days your property has. Xepco Property Management in Palm Springs, California takes the steps to prepare a rental property before it is ever shown to prospective tenants or even advertised will have greater rental success.
When a unit is vacant, we immediately make sure you have the property re-keyed. This is often a legal requirement in many places because it keeps your future tenants safe from theft and burglaries. You have no idea who could have the key that your old tenants had. The safety of your tenants should always be a priority and should be taken care of long before someone moves into your rental. Changing the locks is a important safety precaution for you and your prospective tenants, even when the property is empty. Install a lock box that holds the key for the convenience of future showings with leasing agents.
Now is also a great time to take care of any repairs and/or remodels you have to do to the property. This includes any outdoor or indoor work, and anything that might have been destroyed by the previous tenants. However, make sure that all cleanup is done before showing a home. Keep the utilities on so that prospective tenants can really see what the property looks like in any weather and at any time of day. Always remember safety and take care of any broken windows, mold, broken locks, and exposed wires.
Before you set that rent rate, Xepco Property Management can complete a rent market analysis to determine the best rental rate for your specific location and unit. When your home is professionally cleaned and all appliances checked and in working order, you are getting closer to being rent-ready.
Finally, take a good look at your property from the curb. Does it have that curbside appeal that will give the positive first impression you want? Just a little initial effort will make a big difference towards your leasing your property quickly and ensuring your investment is giving you a return.