Let’s talk about cleaning; I mean expectations about cleanliness in the home to everyone who wants to rent. So, you are looking to rent a home in North Vancouver; why not, it is one of the most desirable places to live. Well you are not alone. We get calls every day from anxious renters inquiring about vacant homes and condo’s in this thriving area. Most often it is because of the top graded schools but not always. It just happens to be a very desirable location to bring up your children and family pets. When moving in to a new property the first question of concern from renters, is the cleanliness of the home, particularly the kitchen where germs can breed. This makes total sense, as this room is where the family hangs out most of the time.
We cannot express enough to home owners, everyone wants to move in to a very clean environment. So, if you do not like cleaning, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL! You only get 1 time to make a first impression so put your best foot forward and make the potential tenant’s impression a great one. Present your home in the best light possible. It is especially important, the bathrooms and kitchen are spotless but remember, clean the the windows inside and out and change any burnt out lightbulbs. If you were renting a home, how clean would you want it to be when you moved in? Always check the inside of the refrigerator and freezer and the oven and exhaust fans for grease. North Vancouver Property Managers always employ a good solid cleaning company to come in and make the home ready for the new tenants.
However, the cleaning is usually completed at the end of a current tenancy and if the home sits empty for a longer than average period of time, it’s a good practice to bring out the white gloves. Dust can build up very quickly and before you know it, those spotless stainless steel appliances are needing a new wipe down. North Vancouver home owners expect their homes to be looked after whether vacant or not. This applies to the grass and landscaping as well. No one is jumping for joy to rent a home that looks neglected on the outside because if it is, you can only imagine what the the inside looks like. We like to keep our home cleaners busy because everyone benefits and there is nothing like a sparkling clean home. Hand over your beautiful home the same way you expect to receive it; in the best condition possible.
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