Making your Miami rental property ready for the market is the important first step in the leasing process. You want to get it rented quickly, for the most money, and to the best tenants. You can’t do that unless it’s well-maintained, clean, and attractive. Showing a property that isn’t rent-ready is a huge mistake. That only turns away high quality renters and extends your vacancy time.
Trident Management’s leasing process is efficient and effective, and starts with making your property ready for the Miami rental market. Today, we’ll let you in on some tips you can do to ensure your rental home is not only rent-ready, but attention-grabbing and appealing to prospective tenants.
Conduct an Inspection Before You List Your Miami Rental Property
Everything inside your property should function safely and effectively. Do a thorough walk-through and check every system. Test every function. Turn on the heat and the air conditioning and run the water, including faucets, sinks, tubs, and showers. Flush every toilet. Check for moisture or dripping under sinks and behind walls. Plug something into every outlet. Turn on the appliances and operate the locks on all the property’s doors and windows. Open the closets and drawers.
Make a list of anything that needs repair or replacement, and get to work. Hire your best vendors and schedule your maintenance. You will need to work quickly.
Professional Cleaning Creates Rent-Ready Properties
Your property must be clean and free of all personal items and debris. Potential tenants touring the home should see a clean, bright, and welcoming property. Everyone has different standards of cleanliness, so we recommend you hire a professional crew to really get it as immaculate as possible. You’ll need great cleaners who scrub baseboards and dust ceiling fans. Make sure they pull out appliances and dust and sweep behind them. Bathrooms and kitchens need to shine.
Create Curb Appeal for Your Miami Investment Property
First impressions are key when you are renting out a Miami home. Give prospective tenants a reason to be excited about going inside and never create a negative opinion before they even walk in the front door.
You don’t have to completely upgrade your landscaping, but pay attention to the details that will stand out for prospective tenants. You don’t want any debris or trash on the outside of the home. The paint should be in good shape and the windows should be clean. Sweep away any cobwebs or leaves from the front door. Make sure there’s adequate exterior lighting. If your property has a yard, make sure the lawn is mowed and the bushes are trimmed. If you’re renting out a unit in a building, inspect the common areas before you begin showings.
Remain Competitive by Considering Property Updates & Upgrades
A clean and well-maintained home is a great starting point.
Next, check out the competition and make sure your offering measures up. Be prepared to invest in minor, cost-effective updates and upgrades like hard surface flooring, new appliances, fresh paint, and high quality window treatments. Smart tenants will compare what your home offers to the others they’re considering. Make sure your property stands out.
Trident Management is your one source for leasing process inquiries or for any questions you might have pertaining to Miami property management. Contact us today for additional resources and expert guidance.