It’s the first day of spring and, as usual, Middle Tennessee weather is still unpredictable with tornado warnings and snow flurries. But we know the sunny 70 degrees will be back soon. It’s time to start freshening up your rental home for spring. We need to recover from any winter problems and get ready for the hot rental market time quickly approaching in Middle Tennessee!
Real Property Management Rental Solutions, your leader in Middle Tennessee property management, has provided some checklist items to follow for freshening up your rental home for spring. You can also download a list here.
✓ Check the foundation, driveways, walkways and patio to see if there are any cracks in the concrete in need of repair.
✓ Check door hardware, handles and locks and tighten or replace if needed.
✓ Scrutinize any wood and consider refinishing or sealing.
✓ Touch up siding and trim with paint. Is it time for pressure washing?
✓ Caulk and repair or replace weather stripping on windows and doors if there are cracks.
✓ Clean the windows and door screens so that spring sunshine can stream through them.
✓ Clean out leaves from gutters. Make sure water is draining away from the house to avoid costly expenses later.
✓ Study the roof and fix any shingles or leaks.
✓ Check outdoor light fixtures and light bulbs. Paint or replace fixture if needed.
✓ Test outdoor water systems such as pipes or faucets. If there is an irrigation system, is it ready to run again?
✓ Check fences and gates for any missing or broken slats. Repair any broken posts.
✓ Evaluate garbage cans and replace if needed.
✓ Inspect mailbox for foundation problems, and see if there is a need for paint or number touchups.
✓ Rake up dead leaves and sticks that have accumulated over the winter.
✓ Fertilize the lawn, bushes and trees. Remove dead branches and bushes. It’s a good idea to aerate your lawn every couple of years to help air and water reach the roots and give your lawn a great boost.
Staying on top of your rental property maintenance helps protect your Middle Tennessee real estate investment. Plus freshening up your rental home for spring will benefit you with tenant retention, assist in getting maximum rent in the hot rental season that is approaching, and even prevent more expensive repairs. Real Property Management Rental Solutions can provide a thorough evaluation of your rental property’s condition and aid in maintenance tasks if needed. Get a free assessment of your rental property by calling RPM in Murfreesboro today at 615-900-4067 or click here.