Do’s and Don’tsThere’s no income being generated in any empty house. This is why all too many amateur investment property owners make costly mistakes. In their zeal to rent out the property, they rush through the transition process and have a lot of trouble trying to get a good tenant to commit to a lease.
If your home ever is damaged in a fire or a natural disaster, filing a home insurance claim probably won’t be an experience to which you’ll look forward. When you’re already in a stressful situation, it’s important to avoid making costly mistakes while dealing with your insurer. —Insure.comSince your goal is to get a paying tenant in the home, you should also consider doing some inexpensive landscaping for curb appeal. Cut down scraggly looking trees, trim the bushes and hedges, keep the grass cut, and put some colorful flowers in front of the entryway. Deal with the yard waste hauling to finish it all up and you’ll make a good impression on potential renters.
What to Know about Property Clean Up in SarasotaWhen you make repairs, you are essentially erasing what occurred and there’s no way for someone that’s unfamiliar with what happened to completely grasp the scope of the damage. Here are some more mistakes made during a property clean up:
- Not preventing more damage from occurring. While you should not “fix” what’s already broken, you should prevent more damage from occurring. While insurers will pay legitimate claims, if you don’t take steps to prevent further damage, they won’t pay more.
- Document everything and anything. Of course, the insurance company will want proof (which is why an adjuster is necessary). Take plenty of pictures and keep all your receipts, as well as estimates from contractors.
- Letting their property damage linger. When it’s been documented and the adjuster has seen the damage, it’s time to call-in a junk hauling and removal service to professionally cleanup your property.