Repairing cracks in tub and tile caulk during apartment turns prevents future leaks.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
1 National Apartment Association
2 Department of Energy
3 National Association of Realtors
4 Environmental Protection Agency