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Your Summer Checklist for Affordable Washoe County Rental Property Repairs

Woman Making Repairs to Her Rental Property in Washoe CountySummer offers updates and repairs. This demanding time of year is frequently the terrific time to cause repairs and updates to Washoe County rental properties. The perfect part is that these repairs don’t have to cost a wealth. Even small updates can transform into great improvements in the look and feel of a home.

Whether you are fitting your Washoe County rental home for new tenants or updating a property for a long-term tenant, there are a few affordable rental property repairs that can increase the value, safety, and appeal of a property. Add these to your summer repair checklist to give a boost to your property’s appearance and value, and to potentially head off more expensive repairs down the road.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

One affordable way to increase the value and appeal of a rental property is with new interior paint. Clean, freshly painted walls send a clear message to a potential tenant that the owner is concerned about the condition of the property as well as their comfort. Interior paint typically has a 7-year maximum lifespan under ideal conditions. However, rental properties may not always be treated gently by their tenants, and so paint may need to be touched up more often.

By patching and painting unsightly walls and trim, you are adding value to your Washoe County property and encouraging the long-term satisfaction of your tenants. Stick with neutral colors for broad appeal and to make touch-ups easy. Neutrals also offer a kind of “blank canvas” look that tenants can personalize with their own things.

Replace Your Front Door

Another low-cost update with a great impact is a new front door. Along with the landscaping, a home’s front door is one detail that can make or break that important first impression. Installing a new front door will add value and curb appeal, as well as improve the security of a home. Many doors will also improve a home’s energy efficiency if installed properly.

Maximize Your Lighting

When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of a home, think about light fixtures, both interior, and exterior. One of the easiest ways to update an older home is to install new light fixtures. And energy-efficient exterior lighting will help utility bills go down while increasing security at the same time. For homes in warmer climates, consider the perceived value of a ceiling fan light fixture. It is not unreasonable to think that a potential tenant will choose another property over yours based on the number and quality of ceiling fans alone.

Basic Plumbing Maintenance

More good items to add to your repair checklist include faucets and toilets. Just like light fixtures, old faucets and toilets can instantly date a home. They are also prime spots for water leaks and pressure issues. New faucets or toilets can help avoid more expensive repairs (and water damage) down the road, as well as creating an updated, stylish look. Homes with functional, attractive fixtures hold far more appeal than those without, making this small repair another item with a great impact.

In Conclusion

At Real Property Management Corazon, we can get your summer repair checklist done quickly and professionally. We have the experts you need to update and repair your rental property, protecting your valuable investment and encouraging happy, long-term tenants in Washoe County. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us online or call us directly at 775-826-1414.

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