Tenants Need to Know You Care About Your Property…
As part of our service to our property management clients, we drive by periodically to make sure the tenants livng in our properties are following the simple rules we have in their rental agreements.
These rules include such things as:
- Tenants are never to park a car on the grass.
- Tenants are to put their trash cans behind the fence gates except on “trash days”.
- Tenants are to keep the premises clean and free of any trash and debri.
- Tenants are not allowed to park inoperable vehicles or vehicles with expired tags on the property.
I wish other owners/landlords had the same standards because what they get in return are tenants who know you care about your property. Because if you are one of the owners who want to maintain the value and increase rents, you’ll be surprised how quickly a nice looking place rents and for much higher than a property that doesn’t have the same standard.
Here’s an example… What do you think of this owner…? Would you be proud to own this property or would you want to live next to it..?
This one is located on the corner of El Mercado and Chettingham in Rancho Cordova.
And sadly… here’s a property we managed for about 2 and half years. This one is just down the street from the one that is pictured above. Earlier this year the owner asked us to sell it for him. Here’s a picture of it when we put it on the market.
The new buyer loved the place and paid top dollar because he had to “out bid” the others… After it closed, what did they decide to do…? They decided to manage it themselves.
I know the tenant rental agreements provided for the owner to maintain the landscaping but it looks like they aren’t providing for it anymore and it shows how quickly a property can look run down from lack of attention.
Click on the picture above to see how it looks as of Monday, Sept. 7th…. you’ll get a short video to make the contrast.
The excuse some people are using is the drought. It’s not an excuse in my opinion because you can water enough here to maintain the landscaping and curb appeal up if you really wanted to.
If you are an investor or soon to be investor…? please keep this in mind.
In the mean time…
Make it a great day…!
Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE 916-203-1260 email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org