Fall is here, and that means it’s time to update your to-do list. The leaves are falling, winter storms are coming, and tenants are ready to enjoy the holidays and cozy up in their units. With all of this in mind, you might be realizing it’s time for maintenance. Although it can seem like a hassle from the outset, it’s important to remember upkeep is vital to the longevity of your property. You want to protect your investments and provide a safe, welcoming living space that tenants can call home throughout the year. While the change of seasons can present new challenges, they also provide opportunity to confront any issues head on (before they become larger and more expensive to deal with). It is key to stay ahead and manage your property with the utmost care.
Create a Checklist
Before you get too overwhelmed with all the tasks you have to complete, sit down and take a breath. As with most things, the best way to move forward is one step at a time; but first, you have to know what your steps are! Taking the time to create a checklist will make your tasks feel manageable, and you will be less likely to forget them this way. In order to manage your property and prepare it for fall, utilize your organizational skills. Consider making a calendar to ensure each task is addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. Raking leaves and cleaning gutters, for instance, should be something you want to accomplish before preparing your property’s structure for snow.
Speaking of snow, winter is right on the horizon. With cold weather and storms on the way, you’ll want to make sure the building can withstand all the complications that come along with it. Now is a good time to take a look at your roof and conduct maintenance before heavy snows pile up on top of the building. What about your heating system and insulation? Solve any problems now, before your tenants will be relying on these daily to stay warm. Make sure your HVAC filters are cleaned and replaced this fall, too. This will help your heating system run smoothly.
Isolate Top Priorities
As you prepare and manage your property this fall, the first thing you’ll want to address are repairs. If something is in dire need of maintenance, always get that accomplished as soon as you can. As an example, your doors and windows could be letting in cold air due to gaps, cracks or shrinkage. This could put added strain on your heating system and your wallet. As the season progresses, this problem will be exacerbated; replace caulking and weather-stripping to confront this straight away. Are your walkways, stairwells and railings prepared for icy conditions? The safety and comfort of your tenants should always be a top consideration. When your main priorities are complete, focus on landscaping and trimming branches. Then, once as you have fulfilled all your urgent tasks, consider small ways you can provide a dash of holiday cheer for your tenants. What about some new decorations in the stairwells, or a community food-drive this Thanksgiving? Don’t forget, taking proper care to manage your property this fall means making sure your tenants are as happy as they can be!
How All County Denver South Can Help
All County Denver South Property Management is here to help property owners have confidence in the quality of their tenants and the security of their property through knowledgeable and trustworthy property management services. From managing tenant relationships to lease enforcement, we look forward to working with you to see how your investment can be a long-term, stress-free asset. For a complimentary quote, call us today at (720) 664-4550.