Your Easy Apartment Turn Guide

The national renter turnover rate is improving, but it's still nearly 50%! Stocking up on turn essentials in advance will save you time and money. Below you'll find the maintenance, repair and operation products you need to ready your apartments for new tenants. Don't miss our tips on quick upgrades to increase your property's value while an apartment is vacant and download our Apartment Turnover Checklist to help you automate the turns process.

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Apartment Turn Guide Common Repairs Freshen Up Smart Tech Upgrades Curb Appeal Green Upgrades Time-Saving Upgrades Preventative Maintenance
Apartment Turnover Checklist

Preventative Maintenance

A 2017 Multifamily Insiders survey found the average apartment building is more than 30 years old. The older your building, the more important preventative maintenance is to the lifetime of your property. Turn season is the perfect time to catch up on preventative maintenance that may have been overlooked while the unit was occupied.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke & Carbon
Monoxide Detectors
Air Filters
Air Filters
Drain Openers
Drain Openers

Freshen Up

Residents want their apartment to look brand new—even if it wasn't left in that condition. Your turn checklist should include filling holes, painting and cleaning. For an extra boost in resident satisfaction, consider updating drawer pulls and knobs in the kitchen and bathrooms for a fresh, renovated look.

Drawer Pulls and Knobs
Drawer Pulls & Knobs
Cleaning Supplies
Cleaning Supplies
Behr Paint
Behr Paint

Common Repairs

High-traffic areas often require repairs when a resident moves out. It is an essential part of apartment turnover maintenance. Wilmar has you covered when it comes to solutions for damaged doors and screens to wobbly ceiling fans and broken blinds.

Blinds
Blinds
Ceiling Fans
Ceiling Fans
Doors
Doors
Premier Bathroom Promotion

Green Upgrades

Green upgrades like low-flow fixtures and LED lighting are an easy way to boost your property's value. They appeal to current and potential renters while also improving your ROI and saving you maintenance time and money. Add green upgrades to your turnover checklist today and save.

Low-Flow Faucets
Low-Flow Faucets
Low-Flow Toilets
Low-Flow Toilets
LED Lighting
LED Lighting

Smart Tech Upgrades

Property owners who embrace smart home amenities see excellent ROI. These upgrades help with resident renewal and position older properties favorably against new competitors. Standard rent increases for smart tech upgrades are around $25 a month!¹

Smart Thermostats
Smart Thermostats
USB Receptacles
USB Receptacles
Electronic Door Locks
Electronic Door Locks

Time-Saving Upgrades

These quick fixes are a great way to dip your toe in the renovations pool. If your units need a facelift, but you don't have the time or money for a major rehab project, try these small, impactful renovations that can easily be completed individually as units turn over.

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Easy-to-Install
Vinyl Flooring
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Self-Adhesive
Wall Tiles
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Peel N' Stick Tile

Curb Appeal

Don't overlook your property's curb appeal during apartment turnover season. After all, the first thing a prospective resident sees is the outside of your property. If you lose them at this first look, all of your hard work on the available units will be for nothing.

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Pressure Washers
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Safety Gloves
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Peak® Aluminum
Railing

1 National Apartment Association
2 Department of Energy
3 National Association of Realtors
4 Environmental Protection Agency