Even though our current weather isn’t conducive to lying on the beach or swimming in the ocean, you as a shore rental owner should’ve already begun your preparations for the upcoming rental season. If you haven’t though, I have some great ideas to get you started.
Let’s start with the exterior. Over the winter, debris, sand, and even trash may have made its way onto your property. Give the lawn, walkway, and sidewalk a quick cleaning. This will make the home more inviting as potential tenants walk up to it. Check your siding and gutters too. Loose siding and gutters won’t help the home look inviting to potential tenants, and they’re also a safety issue.
In the interior, make sure everything is clean and organized. A home can get musty while it sits closed over the winter, so you’ll also want to open up the windows for a while and let some fresh air in and buy some new air fresheners to set out.
When it comes to the bedrooms, put comforters on the beds. They don’t have to be fully made, but covering your beds with comforters will make the home look like it’s ready to be lived in right now.
It still might be a little early to put your deck furniture back outside, but you should still sweep and clean the deck itself for now.
Remember, potential tenants are already making their way down to find their potential summer destination, so having your unit ready to go will allow you to book your leases easier and faster.
If you have any more questions about how to get your rental property ready to go this summer or you need a vendor to assist you with some of these ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you.