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Five Simple Steps to a Rent Ready Home in Orlando

Here are Five Simple Steps to Prepare your Home for Rent in Orlando

Many property managers and landlords in Orlando believe that a quick sweep through the rental home prepares it for a new resident, but this is not enough as they are missing some crucial steps. Here are five simple steps to ensure that your home is in tip-top shape and ready for a new occupant so that you can get the most rent:

Step One: Re-key

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Re-Key Locks

Re-Key the Locks

Yes, you collected the keys from the resident, but how many duplicates did they make? Because you don’t know, all outside locking doors should be re-keyed between each resident. Additionally, rotate the codes on any garage doors, access gates, exterior property gates, and mailboxes.  You do not want to be responsible for any security issues that your new tenant might have?


Step Two: Maintenance Assessment

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Maintenance Assessment

Send a professional through to assess any items that may need repair. They should evaluate all accessible pipes and electrical functionality, light bulbs and fixtures, garbage disposals, cabinets, windows and screens, window treatments, heating and cooling devices, doors, etc. Also, you should replace the Heating, AC filters, and batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. However, the more detailed evaluation, the better!


Step Three: Major Upgrades or Repairs

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Major Upgrades

More costly repairs are tricky to complete with a resident in the home. Always assess the condition of all flooring materials, paint, counter tops, bathtub surrounds, major appliances, roofs, gutters, and chimneys/fireplaces. Are the bathrooms or kitchens outdated and in need of remodeling? Now would be the time to make those changes and evaluate what increase in rent you could obtain for upgrades.


Step Four: Exterior Clean Up

However, don’t just look inside, look outside, too! Because curb appeal is important you should haul any debris from the yard, trim the trees, prune the bushes, and cut the grass. Maybe it’s time to invest in updating your shrubs!

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Curb Appeal

Step Five: Professional Cleaning

Even the best Orlando residents don’t clean as well as they should.  So hire a professional cleaning service for the job with a truck mounted steam clean service for the carpets.  Because this will make all the difference in how the home shows to prospective tenants and how quickly it will rent.

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Profession Cleaning

These are just five of the many steps we do as a property management company to make a house rent ready for our landlords.  Let us know if you have any questions or would like us to help you with your property. Find us at Real Property Management Freedom serves six counties in Central Florida. So give us a call just to say Hi! 407-203-2030


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