If you’ve ever owned a rental property and found your property vacant, you know it can be stressful. It’s challenging to have an extra mortgage with no payment on the horizon. However, there are a few ways to rent your home out fast, so you don’t have a vacancy.
Price it Right
Your rental property’s market value is the price (or the rent) that somebody will pay for it. The market value is not your expenses or your perceived value, but what someone else will pay for it. Look at the comparable neighborhood prices, and don’t overprice it.
Reduce the Price Quickly
If your house is not renting, consider reducing the house quickly before undergoing a financial loss. If you act quickly and lower the price, you can mitigate the financial loss. Property owners usually have an idea if their property will rent within a week. If the calls aren’t coming in and you haven’t had any requests for showings by the second week, you are priced too high.
If a prospective renter calls, be responsive, and offer to show them the property quickly. Don’t wait until the house looks perfect. Often property owners have late afternoon appointments canceled because prospective renters have found their property at noon.
Have Your Paperwork Ready
If you find a tenant that likes your property, think of it as a race against the clock. Just because they love your rental, it doesn’t mean they won’t be looking at other properties. If your renter is interested, stay focused on them, and get their information. Have the background and credit check done ahead of time. Be ready to start the process immediately.
Have Sparkling Windows
Make sure the natural light filters into your property. Most renters will be looking out the windows to see their view and assess the available light. Nothing says that your rental property has been maintained and taken care of like clean and sparkling windows. A window cleaning will remove contaminants and pollutants stuck on the glass that have prevented the natural light from coming inside.
Show a Clean Property
Renters want to have an apartment or house to move into quickly. Dirty windows, fixtures or floors are a turn off for renters as that is another task they will need to complete upon move in. Some services that help showcase a property:
- Soft Washing. Soft Washing uses a mixture of biodegradable chemicals with a low-pressure, non-abrasive water jet. Combining chemicals and low-pressure spray kills unsightly and harmful algae and mold while cleaning directly. Soft Washing also removes discoloration. Roofs, houses, driveway, decks, and soffits are all great candidates for Soft Washing.
- Clean High-Touch Areas. Madison Window Cleaning uses an EPA registered disinfectant, safely cleaning most hard-nonporous surfaces. High-touch areas include doorknobs, light switches, handrails, drawer pulls, elevator buttons and appliances.
The team at Madison Window Cleaning works with property owners, guaranteeing their rental’s windows are professionally cleaned to the highest of standards. We will be there to provide a high level of service, whether it is window cleaning, soft washing or disinfecting high-touch areas. Visit our Facebook page, our website, contact us, or give us a call at (608) 256-7632.