Spring Cleaning Tips for Tenants

Yes it’s the time year to spruce of for spring. I hope you enjoy this entertaining video with Ellen Degeneres, she really see the lighter side of spring cleaning.

It really is a good time to do spring cleaning before it gets too hot. This spring cleaning check list by Johnson provides a room by room guide to help you organize a plan of action. The Johnson guides advises, “why not approach the big job like a pro this year: create an action plan, assign tasks to specific family members (or even to a professional) and then reward everyone for a job well done. Don’t forget to hold a family meeting to brainstorm enticing and fun rewards that will inspire everyone to work hard!”

To help you out with your big spring clean, Johnson created seven handy and easy-to-use spring cleaning checklists: one for each room in your home, plus an extra to cover outdoor cleaning. If you get over whelmed, take a laugh break with Ellen Degeneres, she definitely see the light side when it comes to spring cleaning.

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My Team and I Manage Property As if It’s Our Own

Managing property requires knowledge, experience and a network of professionals to keep investment properties in top condition. If you’re one of our owners then you are already familiar with the quality of how we maintain the properties we manage.

If you’re one of our tenants than you can attest our maintenance department is quick to respond to service calls, even on week-ends. It’s the long time relationships we have with our vendors and trades who help keep our tenants happy and make sure properties maintain their values.

We do much more then collect rent. Our inspector conducts regular inspections to assure properties are being maintained and make certain everything is in proper working order. Our job is to always keep the highest property value and desirability to rent.

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KGB Tenant Tips

In the 25 plus years I have managed properties, I have placed thousands of tenants in rental properties. The problem we confront most often is, dispute of the tenants’ security deposit. Prior to a tenant taking possession of a rental property, meticulous photographs are taken of every room the flooring, appliances (inside and out), the garage, the front yard, back yard, pool, patio every area of the property. When the tenant vacates the property photos are again taken of any damages and unclean areas.

At the time of lease signing, tenants are provided a copy of the exit inspection to help them prepare – should they decide to move from the rental property at the end of their lease. The exit inspection is again provided to tenants when they submit their 30 day notice to vacate to assist them with exiting the property. Still we continually are faced with disputes regarding the security deposit. The expectation from the owner/property management is that the property be left intact according the exit inspection. And in the end the final decision on the Security Deposit is always the Property Owner and not the Property Manager.

My team and I have come up with “KGB Tenant Tips” and will share these tips on our Facebook Business Timeline I invite you to follow our feed and learn how simple regular maintenance can maintain the property you rent and make all the difference at the time of move out and assist you in getting your security deposit returned.

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