Are you struggling to prepare your
Oahu rental property
for the market? That’s understandable; there’s a
lot to consider. Leasing a property isn’t as easy as
placing a For Rent sign in the yard and waiting for a tenant
to show up.
have a lot of options, and you need to make sure your property
At Elite Pacific Properties, we work quickly to get your
rental home ready for some strategic marketing and a fast
move-in process. Longer vacancies cost money, and the best way
to avoid those vacancies is by getting your home listed right
for help in preparing your property. We’ll make sure it
grabs the attention of the best residents in Oahu.
Conduct an Inspection Before Listing an Oahu Rental Property
Everything inside the property needs to function safely and
effectively. Do a thorough walk-through and check every
system. Test every function. Turn on the heat and the air
conditioning and run the water, including faucets, sinks,
tubs, and showers. Flush every toilet. Check for moisture or
dripping under sinks and behind walls. Plug something into
every outlet. Turn on the appliances and operate the locks on
all the property’s doors and windows. Open up the
closets and drawers.
Make a list of anything that needs to be repaired or replaced,
and then get to work. Hire your best vendors and schedule your
maintenance. You need to work quickly.
This is our first step because we understand the importance of
delivering a move-in ready property to a tenant. It sets the
standard for how you expect the property to be returned.
Professional Cleaning Creates Rent-Ready Properties
There isn’t a tenant in Oahu who will want to move into
a dirty rental home. If it isn’t perfectly clean during
the showing process, they won’t bother applying.
Your property has to be clean and free of all personal items
and debris. When tenants begin to tour the home, you want them
to see a property that’s clean and bright and welcoming.
Everyone has different standards of cleanliness, so we
recommend you hire a professional crew to really get it as
clean as it can be. You’ll need great cleaners who can
scrub the baseboards and dust the ceiling fans. Ask them to
pull out the appliances out and dust and sweep behind them.
You want bathrooms and kitchens that shine.
Oahu Rental Homes Need Curb Appeal
First impressions are important when you’re renting out
a home. Make sure you give prospective tenants a reason to be
excited about going inside. You don’t want to give them
a negative opinion before they even walk in the front door.
You don’t have to completely upgrade your landscaping,
but pay attention to the details that will stand out for
prospective tenants. This is Oahu. You want the outside of
your home or building to look lush and green. Don’t let
tenants find debris or trash on the outside of the home when
they come to see the property.
The paint should be in good shape and the windows should be
clean. Sweep away any cobwebs or leaves from the front door.
Make sure there’s adequate exterior lighting. If your
property has a yard, make sure the lawn is mowed and the
bushes are trimmed. If you’re renting out a unit in a
building, inspect the common areas before you begin showings.
Consider Updates and Upgrades to Remain Competitive
A clean and well-maintained home is a great starting point.
The next step is to check out the competition and make sure
you’re offering what they’re offering. Be willing
to invest in minor and cost-effective updates and upgrades
like hard surface flooring, new appliances, fresh paint, and
high quality window treatments. Good tenants will compare what
your home offers to all the others they’re looking at.
Make sure you’re memorable.
These are just a few of the early steps we take to get an Oahu
rental property ready for the market. After all of this is
done, we’ll talk with you about pricing your property
and marketing your home. If you need some help or have some
at Elite Pacific Properties.