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Preparing to Rent Your Home Checklist

 

Preparing Your Home

The following list is being provided to help you ensure the successful preparation of your property for your new tenants.  Should you have questions regarding any of these items, or need the assistance of one of our vendors, please contact our office.

  • Ensure each bedroom and each common hallway has a smoke detector and new batteries, in accordance with Alabama Law.
  • Ensure each common hallway outside bedroom areas has a carbon monoxide detector with new batteries, in accordance with Alabama Law.
  • Water Heater is braced and strapped, in accordance with Alabama law.
  • Fill nail holes, touch up or repaint walls, ceilings and baseboards.  Neutral color is recommended.
  • Doorstops are on all doors.
  • Change any burnt out light bulbs.
  • If applicable, ensure that all remotes for ceiling fans are left at the property.
  • Garbage disposal is operational.
  • HVAC system serviced and a new air filter installed.
  • All windows open and close properly, have operational locks and no cracked glass.
  • All window treatments are operational.
  • All doors that have locks are operational.
  • Screens (with no tears) on all windows and sliding doors.
  • Sink stops and bath stops are functional.
  • Maid Service – thorough move out clean not just basic maid clean.
  • Carpet Cleaning Service – including pet treatment if prior pets in the home.
  • All keys for the property are given to Whitehead Realty, in accordance with your Property Management Agreement.
  • If applicable, gardener name, contact number and day of service has been provided to Whitehead Realty.
  • If applicable, Pool and/or spa service name, contact number and day of service has been provided to Whitehead Realty.
  • If applicable, mailbox number and carport or parking space number(s) have been provided to Whitehead Realty.
  • If applicable, home warranty information provided to Whitehead Realty.
  • Ensure that Whitehead Realty has your current mailing address, phone numbers and email addresses.
  • If you would like automatic deposit for your rent payments, ensure you have returned the Electronic Banking Form to Whitehead Realty.
  • Remove ALL personal belongings from the house with the exception of those items that belong with the house (e.g. touch-up paint, spare tile, etc.).

ANY ITEMS THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR MOVE IN INSPECTION WILL BE COMPLETED BY OUR VENDORS AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED ACCORDINGLY.

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Sharita Whitehead

Huntsville, AL 35801
 256-603-5146
Sharitawhitehead@aol.com

Testimonials

I have always wanted to purchase an investment property but was unsure how to go about doing it. I had no idea about the process and what it would take to make it a success. I was introduced to Mrs. Whitehead by a trusted friend. We had a meeting and she (Mrs. Whitehead) made the process very simple for me to follow. I can truly say she is very knowledgeable about the real estate industry. Last year on my birthday I bought my first investment property with the help of Whitehead Realty. This has truly been an experience that I will not forget and it will not be my last property. With the help of Mrs. Whitehead I can see this happening again. I want to thank you for all your professionalism during this process. John Dunham - First Time Investor
My experience with renting with Mrs. Whitehead was very simple. My family and I had just located to the area and we were not familiar with it at all. She was very informative and extremely easy to talk to. She is very personable and professional. She guided me through the rental process and explained each step throughout the way. She listened to my needs and followed through and because of that my family and I have never been happier. I plan to purchase a new home in the near future and she will be the Realtor I plan to work with. Thank you Sharita for making Madison feel like home. Duane C. Tolbert
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