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Portland Oregon Rental Property – 5 Easy Spring Clean Up Tips

System - Thursday, May 14, 2015

If you own a Portland Oregon rental property, one of the best thing you can do to make it more desirable for prospective renters is to get your property ready for the spring and summer months when more people will be searching for rentals across Portland.

Here are 5 easy spring clean-up tips which you can start doing this weekend.

Tip 1 – Clean Up Your Property
Remove all dead tree limbs, prune back bushes and clean up your Portland Oregon Rental Property if you haven’t been able to get any work done on it since last fall.

Take the time to do a complete cleanup of the exterior surfaces of your Portland Rental property by renting a power washer and spraying down the outside, including the driveway and walkway areas.

 Tip 2 – Plant New Flowers and Trees
One of the best things you can do to show that your property is well-maintained is to plant new flowers and trees. This will also help your rental property in Portland Oregon to be more appealing to current residents.

 Tip 3 – Update Signage on Your Property
This tip is especially important if you have a multi-family rental property with a parking area. You should update all signage because old or weather-worn signs can make any property look run down.  Poor signage can also impact the safety of your residents if they don’t know how to comply with the safety standards of your property.

 Tip 4 – Add an Outdoor Area to Your Portland Oregon Rental Property
If your property has a space for an outdoor area, consider adding a green space or area for residents to enjoy their time outside during the warmer months in Portland.

 Tip 5 – Improve Your Leasing Office
If you have a property large enough that it has its own leasing office, take the time to do a spring cleaning and improvement of this office.  The leasing office for your Portland Oregon Rental Property is where you will meet with potential renters.  You only have one chance to make a first impression – make it a good one!

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