Landlords You Are Leaving Money On The Table With Westchester County Rentals

Landlords You Are Leaving Money On The Table With Westchester County Rentals

Do you have rental properties in Westchester that sit on the market longer than they need to? Do you wonder why your unit isn't renting as quickly as you would like? If a property has location and the right price in this market it should rent immediately. You only have one chance to make a first impression, make sure it's a good one.  As a rental specialist for over 10 years I have rented out thousands of units and the most important thing tenants want is cleanliness. I will say it again, CLEANLINESS. That is number one. You can hire a cleaning service to go in and do a thorough cleaning for a couple of hundred dollars depending on the size of the unit or house. You will get your investment back by renting faster and at a higher rent. Next, paint the unit. No one wants purple walls. It doesn't matter if it was painted for the last tenants - and don't forget the closets too! Make sure the grout around the shower and tub are clean and if not, caulk. All appliances should be in good working order and look good on the outside too. If they are old replace them, for a few hundred dollars a new stove or refrigerator will get higher rent and you will recoup your investment in a few short months.
Lastly, walk through the unit as if you were going to live there. Would you?
Once it is ready for market you can place an ad on Craigslist and deal with the tenants yourself or you can hire a Realtor and put the property on the MLS.  You pay the commission which is typically one month's rent. Paying the commission will get your unit rented faster and the Realtor handles all the screening i.e. credit reports, income verification, leases, etc. for you and will save you time.
Please feel free to contact me at 914-224-1388 for all your Westchester County rental needs.

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Phone: 914-804-3048
Dated: August 5th 2013
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About Thomas: I got into real estate sales by accident in 2006. At the time, I recently earned a Bachelor's Degre...

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