It’s no secret that Raleigh property management is overwhelming for some. Especially if you do it on your own. When Raleigh property investors starting out, often the first overlooked management task is regular inspections of the property. By placing this on the back burner, you are doing a disservice to yourself and your tenants. One reason Real Property Management Excellence is the leading Raleigh property management company is that we conduct regular inspections of both the inside and outside of our managed properties. A task that often ends up saving time and money to our Raleigh property investors.
During inspections, our team experts take photos and videos, compile them, and write up a report. While at the home, we ensure your investment property is in great shape. We inspect and verify the following items:
- Plumbing- check for any noticeable leaks, and ensure the water heater is working appropriately
- Appliances- verify furnace, air conditioner (filters changed) and any other major appliances are in good working order
- Proactive Maintenance- attend to any repairs needed before they become worse and cost more
- Ensure Lease Compliance- verify the number of occupants, number and types of pets on the property, smoking (if not allowed)
- Detector batteries are fresh
- Any issues with lease compliance are addressed in writing after the inspection is completed.
When Raleigh property managers conduct regular property inspections, it demonstrates to their tenants that management cares about the property. And likewise, the tenants will likely follow suit. An inspection schedule is communicated to new tenants when the lease is signed. When advance notice is provided, many tenants are happy to go through an inspection as a way to keep their home in good working order.
The first inspection takes place during move-in. Real Property Management Excellence in Raleigh prefers to walk through the home with the new tenant, document any existing damage, and take pictures to put on file. We upload all relevant pictures from our property inspections to the owner and tenant portals as a way of keeping communication transparent.
During regularly scheduled inspections, our expert Raleigh property managers verify lease compliance, check for any new damage to the property, and look for maintenance issues that need attention. This type of inspection is scheduled regularly and can take place at least semi-annually. Always notify the tenant before you enter the home.
Finally, we perform a final walk-through when the tenant is ready to move out. This is the property managers’ final opportunity to walk through the property with the tenant and note the condition. Supporting photographs and notes are again taken and recorded in the homeowner and tenants’ online portal.
By performing regular inspections as part of the lease agreement, Raleigh property investors are protecting their investment from damage. By being proactive and keeping their tenants happy, they also increase the chance of renewal from a good tenant. If conducting regular inspections is not your forte, contact the leading Raleigh property management company: Real Property Management Excellence is here to help with this important aspect of your investment.
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