If you are considering getting into the Santa Cruz home leasing market, you need to get your property ready. A property in top shape is key to attracting the best tenants. This starts with the property’s exterior. Real estate agents often talk about ‘curb appeal’. If you passed your property in a car or walking and saw the ‘for lease’ sign, would you want to stop and find out more? Nice landscaping, free from weeds, fresh paint or a power wash will all help to make your property appealing.
Once inside, is the property sparkling clean? This is the kind of thing that will make the photographs of your property stand out from others online. Santa Cruz home leasing searches often begin online. We recommend our clients hire a cleaning service that specializes in vacancy cleaning. A bright, clean rental says to tenants that you care about your property, so they probably will, too.
Finally, make sure everything is working properly. Do all the light bulbs work? Are the drawer pulls and cabinet handles in place? Are the blinds in good shape? How about the baseboards and the switch plates over light switches and outlets? These are all fairly minor, but they can make a big difference for tenants who are looking a lot of properties.
Contact Blue Sky Santa Cruz Real Estate and Property Management when you’re ready to put your property on the rental market. We can walk you through the process and help you get the best tenants possible.