First impressions are incredibly important. Multiple studies have shown that tenants that are satisfied at move-in are more likely to renew their lease and be satisfied when the renewal time comes. Properly preparing your rental property for a new tenant will go a long way toward making the impression that you desire.
Clean the Property
Ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned before the tenant moves in. Not only will this provide a great first impression, but it will also provide a standard in which you expect the property to be returned. In addition, moving is likely to be a stressful process for your new tenant. The last thing you want is for them to be stressed about cleaning on top of everything else.
Obtain Appropriate Inspections
Have the rental property inspected before the tenant moves in. This will provide you with information regarding possible problems, as well as proof of the condition the rental property began the tenancy in.
Provide Relevant Contact Information
There are multiple kinds of contact information that will be useful and important for tenants. Provide them with the contact information for utilities, as well as your contact information and emergency contact information. Ensure that they know your process for maintenance issues and other concerns.
Give Parking Information and Keys
Tell your tenants where they are allowed to park and any necessary registrations they will have to fill out. Ensure that they have keys to the unit, codes for the garage or any security implements, and the relevant openers that they may need.
Gather a Welcome Package
A welcome package is relatively simple to put together, but can have a lasting impact on tenants. Consider leaving a few rolls of toilet paper, water bottles, a welcome note, a list of local recommendations, and possibly a gift card to a recommended restaurant.
There are many ways to keep tenants on your property long-term. Ensuring a positive move-in experience is one of the best ways to keep your tenants satisfied. To obtain more information regarding preparing your rental property for a new tenant, contact us at the Keyrenter in Chicago North today!