Everything is starting to bloom again, including the busy rental season. We know you are hard at work making sure your rental properties are in top condition. Here are three reminders to help get you started early.

Have Your Spring Maintenance Checklist Handy
It may feel like you JUST prepared everything for the cold, but as this last winter month melts away, it’s time to take care of some maintenance for the warmer months. Give your rentals a fresh look with power washing before the property tours begin and be sure to check those pesky gutters! After the cold is gone for sure, complete an inspection of the exterior areas, like sidewalks, to take inventory of what you may need to repair. It’s also never too early to ensure your HVAC system is running smoothly, so get a head start before you really need it come July. (We’ve just named a few to get you started! We know your checklist is more extensive.)

Get Ready to Landscape
Don’t get a late start–landscaping your rental properties takes time to plan and reach out to contractors if needed. Whether it’s you, your staff, or a third-party company that will be taking care of it this year, make sure you have everyone lined up and ready to go. One way you can help get the process started off a little easier is by clearing any yard debris that might have tracked in over the last few months. Some other tasks you may want to keep in mind are trimming shrubs or branches, planting grass seed in patchy areas, and the most dreaded one of all: weeding.

Host a Community Yard Sale
Help your residents help you! Once the sun is out and days are longer, many people will be motivated to start some closet cleaning. A yard sale at your office or community center is a great way for residents to meet each other or hang out, clear out some space in their homes, and earn a couple extra dollars for their valued items. A great way to spice up this day for them could be providing light refreshments!

Now that it’s getting warmer, the animals are back out and about and so are the prospective tenants. Make sure your rental properties are ready to go. (We’re sure your current residents won’t mind the refresh, either!)