The rental process is the focus of our Ask All County blog today, and we’re going to give you a brief overview of all the steps we follow with our property sites. We will do a series of videos and blogs that cover each step in detail, but this is our overview. Here’s how we follow the rental process.
Rent Ready Homes and Marketing
Before we list your property, we make sure your home is rent ready. That means the home is clean, painted, and ready for someone to move in. Once we have the green light, we market your property. We list it on the MLS, which is a listing service for Realtors. Then we also post apartments and homes on syndicated websites like MyNewPlace, HotPads, and Zillow. Prospects go to these sites to see your property, and it will ensure your property is not vacant for too long. We look for 30-45 days to get your property occupied if it’s marketed and priced right.
Tenant Screening and Management
Screening tenants is an essential part of the rental process, and we never want to put a tenant in your property who we don’t know. A thorough background check is conducted. Once we find the right tenant, we start collecting rent. If for some reason we don’t get rent on time, we post notices. We also post notices if violations or issues arise, and we make sure the tenants are maintaining the property. If we cannot get the tenant to comply, we proceed with resolving the delinquency. We accomplish this by posting a Three-Day Notice, and pursue the eviction process if necessary.
Maintenance and Inspections
Our team provides 24/7 maintenance. We address any repairs that are needed in the property immediately. We hire licensed and insured vendors to get the work completed quickly and correctly, avoiding any additional issues. Our home inspection services include a quarterly exterior drive by inspection. Every year or bi-annually, we do an interior inspection to make sure the tenant is taking care of the property. If not, we know it’s probably not a good idea to re-rent to that resident.
If our investigation reveals that everything looks good, we renew the tenant and do everything we can to keep that tenant happy and in place for additional years.