TIP OF THE MONTH - April 2016
Market Ready Check List for Apartments
Source: Practical Apartment Management
Edward N. Kelley-2nd Edition
Nine items that should be checked to make sure the unit is market ready.
1-All walls and ceilings should be freshly painted. Do not overlook closets or shelving.
2-Carpeting should be freshly shampooed.
If there are any stains or burns, they should be removed or else the
3-All windows should be washed both inside and out.
4-Window sills, the tops of double-hung sashes, ledges and shelves should be wiped clean of dirt and dead insects.
5-Light fixtures and switches should be in working order. Fixtures should be clean-no dead insects inside globes.
6-The temperature should be set at the level
appropriate to the season. On moderate days, open the window to
help air out the apartment.
7-The kitchen should be immaculate with all
appliances clean and in working order. Make sure the refrigerator has
the proper number of ice cube trays and that the cabinets are clean
inside and out. Pay particular attention to the cabinet under the sink.
There should be no stains in the sink and no dripping facuets.
8-Bathrooms should be spotless. Watch for dripping faucets,
stains or worn-out enamel in the tub and dirty toilets. The
medicine cabinet should be freshly painted and empty, with no leftover
razor blades and other personal items. Tub and tile grout should
be tight and without stains.
9-Watch out for the typical apartment starter kit, i.e., a few bent
hangers in the closet, some half used soap bars in the bathroom, and a
few sheets of toilet paper left on the roll.
This web page was updated on 03/01/2016.