DIY or Hire a Service?You’ll first have to assess the condition of the unit and determine approximately how much time you’ll have to devote to getting it cleaned out. Understand that some furnishings will present a real problem. Large furniture won’t be picked-up by the local trash collection agency. And, it will be your responsibility to dispose of it or face fines from the homeowner’s association. Speaking of the homeowner’s association, this is another obstacle you might face: the HOA rules.
Renting out your house, condominium, or apartment can be lucrative. But how do you prepare a home for rental? The number of renters in the United States—currently at 40 million—is expected to increase by between five million and six million in the next decade, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s an opportunity if you want it. Yet before you post a ‘for rent‘ sign and advertise your rental property, take time to prepare your place. —National Association of RealtorsOf course, the homeowner’s association wants to keep every exterior looking great. But, it might have rules about when you can move things in and out. So, take time to learn the rules. If you have too much on-hand, and there’s a bunch of obstacles to negotiate, it’s probably best to hire a local property cleanout service to do it for you.
Condominium Clean Out in SarasotaJust picking up the garbage and tidying up won’t cut it. Potential renters are discerning. They’ll spot issues and will definitely remember any negative impressions. So, do it right before you even list it for rent. This way, the photos won’t misrepresent the space. Here’s a helpful overview of how to do a condominium clean out:
- Reduce the amount of furniture. Whether you’re going to rent or sell, if there is furniture in the condo unit, you’ll have to decide what to do with it. If it’s going to serve as a vacation rental for tourists and furniture is in good condition, refresh the fabric. However, if you’re going to sell the condo, it’s probably better to get rid of it all.
- Clean out and tidy-up the kitchen. Empty out the kitchen and disinfect all surfaces. Like with the bathroom, you can leave a towel on the countertop and leave hand soap out but get rid of just about everything else.
- Deep clean and disinfect. When the junk and clutter are gone, take time to deep clean and disinfect every room and every surface. Once white glove test clean, then consider applying a fresh coat of paint and let the entire interior come alive.