If you are in Charleston property management one of the parts of your job that is always on your mind is how to rent vacant homes so that your clients can keep making money. One of the hardest times of the year to rent a single-family home is during the winter months. Even places that have a mild winter such as Charleston, South Carolina have a lull in move in’s during the holiday season. If you manage rental homes however the property owner expects the home to be full all the time, so what are some things a Charleston Property Management company can do to help increase their move in rate during this time of the year?
- Make Sure Homes are Move in Ready-People have a lot on their plates during the holiday season and may need to transition from one home to another very quickly. Making sure that your homes are move-in ready when you put them on the market and start showing them is a great way to get a signature on a lease fast.
- Curb Appeal Matters-When families are moving during the holiday season one of the last things on their minds is decorating for the holiday. If you are targeting families, you could increase the curb appeal of a home by hanging a holiday wreath, wrapping some holiday evergreen garland around the mailbox post or doing other small things that make the home look festive, happy and cheerful during the holiday season.
- Clean After Showing-While it may not be snowy, the winter season can bring rain and mud that Charleston property management has to contend with. Some property managers require that prospective tenants take off their shoes to tour the home, others have booties ready in the entryway to cover shoes. If you do neither of these, be prepared to have someone clean the floors after each show so that the carpets, tile or wood doesn’t look stained, dirty and damaged.
Scott Properties is one of the best Charleston property management businesses in the state. Trust them to make sure that your home is never vacant.