How to Minimize Tenant Turns and Get a Property Ready to Rent or Sell

When a tenant moves out, you need to move quickly. Getting a property ready to rent to new tenants or getting the property ready for sale is crucial to generating revenue.

There are two keys to minimizing tenant turns:

  1. Use a checklist
  2. Employ a rental turnover service

Apartment Turnover Checklist

The advantage of using a checklist for your tenant turns is that you make sure everything gets done and nothing gets missed. You never know how tenants will leave your rental property when they move out, but nearly every property will take some work to be market-ready.

An apartment turnover checklist should be detailed and complete, covering the initial inspection, maintenance, repair, and pre-market cleaning.

A typical checklist will include items such as:

  • Gather items tenants left behind and add them to a list.
  • Haul away trash and debris.
  • Replace air filters.
  • Replace any burned-out lightbulbs.
  • Tighten or replace loose hardware.
  • Fix items that were listed as damaged during the move-out inspection.
  • Patch walls where needed and paint.
  • Clean or replace carpeting.
  • Change the locks.
  • Inspect drains for clogs and check the water pressure.
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors.
  • Check for water damage and inspect drains and pipes for leaks.
  • Check appliances to ensure they function properly.
  • Replace fixtures such as toilets, bathtubs, and cabinets if needed.
  • Thoroughly clean the kitchen including floors, cabinets, and appliances.
  • Replace appliances if needed.
  • Thoroughly clean the bathroom, including the toilet, floor, vanity, sink and cabinets, and the bath and shower.
  • Perform landscape maintenance as needed.
  • Make any outdoor repairs required.

Whether you are planning to lease to new tenants or you are getting the property ready for sale, you should consider the opportunity for renovations that will add to the property’s value, increase sales price, or command higher rents. In some cases, renovation may be required to meet local standards, be competitive with the marketplace, or help you get a property sold faster.

While a fresh coat of paint and thorough cleaning can make a property look nice, updating a kitchen or bathroom can add substantially to the appeal.

Charter Construction Group can help maximize the return on your investment with:

Work with a Rental Turn Service Provider

The other key to reducing tenant turn time is to work with a rental turn service provider like Charter Construction Group. Whether a property needs some light touch-up and cleaning or a thorough makeover, the professionals at Charter Construction Group can handle the job from start to finish.

High-Quality, Available Work Crews

There is a significant shortage of available construction workers. It can be a challenge to find high-quality trade workers and get them to complete projects quickly. With Charter Construction Group, you do not have to worry about finding and hiring workers, making sure they show up, monitoring the work in progress, or whether you will get a quality result.

Charter Construction Group has strong relationships with industry partners in nearly every major community nationwide. These relationships help to quickly secure everything needed to get the job done efficiently, including the best workers and the best materials.

Ready Materials

Charter Construction Group buys in bulk, so we rarely see the supply chain problems that other contractors face. Because of the volume of work we do, if there are shortages, we can typically reroute materials from other job sites to keep your project on schedule.

State of the Art Technology

You also get a dashboard to track the progress of every project so you can stay up-to-date on what is happening and when your property will be ready to go. Not only do you get real-time updates, but Charter Construction Group also employs cutting-edge technology that can turn the vision for your property into a workable blueprint.

Trust Charter Construction Group

Charter Construction Group has completed more than 40,000 residential projects for property owners, managers, developers, and homebuilders over more than 20 years. From simple property turns to major renovation, you can trust the team at Charter Construction Group to get your property ready to sell or lease.

Need help getting a property ready to rent or getting a property ready for sale? Call Charter Construction Group today at 866-268-1632 or request a consultation online.