When you own a rental property, you are busy taking care of your property and keeping your tenants happy while your investment grows in equity. But to help you be successful in this endeavor there are some tips that can make the process easier and take the guesswork out of finding the right renters. Here are some tips you can implement with your own rental property to help manage and maintain it.
Hire a Professional Painter
After each tenant moves out of your rental property, the inside of the property may show signs of wear and tear from your tenant. And if they had pets or children in the home, or extra clumsy roommates, its interior walls may need a full new coat of paint. And because you don't have the time or the skill the apply a new coat of paint on the inside of your rental unit, you can hire a professional interior painting service to handle this for you.
One of the biggest benefits of hiring a professional interior painter, besides having the paint go on expertly, is your rental unit will be ready for the next tenant to move into or to show it to prospective tenants faster, which will potentially save you money on lost rent. And when you have hired a contract painting service, you can have all your rental properties painted in the same neutral color, so when it is time to repaint or touch up the walls, your painting crew will have no question about the color of paint they will need to make the interior of the unit beautiful again.
Consider Using a Tenant Screening Process
Another tip to help you are a landlord is to make sure you make the best choice in terms of selecting a new tenant. You may have several applicants interested in renting your property, but how can you choose one? By using a tenant screening service, you can get an educated decision, which boosts your chances of having and keeping good tenants who will pay on time and take care of your property.
You can use an online tenant screening service or a property management service to look at your applicant's credit history, background and criminal history so you know the details you need to know to make an informed decision and follow the law to avoid discrimination. Just be sure you get your applicant's signature authorization on their application to pull this information, and request an application fee from your applicant, which will cover the cost of the screening.
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