Free Tenant Move-Out Checklist for Property Managers

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Are you and your company prepared for a busy rental season? Here’s a free downloadable checklist on what procedures you should be taking while a tenant is moving out of your rental property.

Free Downloadable Checklist for property managers in Los Angeles

Rental season is a busy time, and you need to make sure you’ve covered all of your bases before your tenants move out and new tenants move in. This not only ensures that your properties are in good condition, it also allows you to start off on the right foot with your new tenants.

  • Check your tenants first. Make sure that you document reference and credit checks to do your due diligence in choosing the right tenants for your property.
  • Make sure that you’ve completed the property inspection, maintenance, and repair process above. Have the new tenants examine the property to ensure that any defects are noted.
  • Go over property rules and restrictions with the tenants, so that they’re clear regarding what is and is not allowed. You can also include this in a tenant welcome package.
  • Get address, phone, and financial information from the tenants, so that you can set up payment.
  • Make sure that you get a security deposit and that you clarify with the tenants what is covered by you and what will be charged to the deposit.

Let this checklist help you guide your own procedures.

Cleaning Tips for Airbnb Hosts

Airbnb Ready for Guests in Aesthetic Natural Wood Room

A spotless space keeps guests happy and earns great reviews.

The easiest and most essential advantage to boosting your vacation home listing is ensuring a spotless space for your next guests. A clean home leaves a lasting impression to repeat guests and the reviews they post for your vacation rental.

Why Vacation Home Rental Cleaning is Different
When we clean our own homes, we make certain exceptions or leave tasks for “another day.” However, that does not fly by with vacation home rentals. Guests have heightened expectations, so you need great attention to detail. Also, you’re cleaning after another guest, so you have no idea what they have left behind, and you want to avoid surprising your next guest. Check drawers, closets, under the bed, and hard-to-reach places.

What are the pain points?
When we check into any hotel or Airbnb, we’re most concerned about the cleanliness of the pillowcases, towels, sheets, and bathroom. Consider investing in quality items such as these, and put more time into cleaning restrooms, as this leaves the biggest impression on guests and can make or break your rating.

Get help when you need it
Hiring a professional like Green Group will ensure that you have a scheduled and detailed plan on what cleaning procedures need to take place whenever guests check out. Remember, you can set a cleaning fee to offset the expense of keeping your space in tip-top shape. Also, be sure that you have allocated enough time between guest bookings, so you have enough time to pay attention to details.

Spring Cleaning Tips for HOA Managed Properties

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As soon as we know it, Spring will return to Southern California, with much more moderate temperatures and a peak into the summer we’ll have in 2023. Properties and their HOAs may look at what is next to prioritize in their budget to increase the value of their property while also making living conditions better for current tenants.

Some HOAs may hire an inspector to walk the premises and flag things that need to be attended to by maintenance staff. For example, water could accumulate inside drainpipes and downspouts, resulting in clogs, leaks, and cracks. Or if your property has a swimming pool

Weather conditions in the winter can also result in accumulated dirt and debris. Spring is the perfect time to perform power-washing for all exposed surfaces, such as pool decks, sidewalks, tennis courts, and stained walls. You cannot wash off this accumulated dirt with an ordinary garden hose. If you hire a company like Green Group with specialized equipment like a high-pressure watering system, you can see how much of your property can transform after a single service.

Finally, once everything has been cleaned, it’s time to restore the plants to their former condition. You must reseed lawns, perennial plants in flowerbeds need a new topsoil cover, and sprinklers must be up and running. Are you ready to be ahead of schedule and start your property’s maintenance task? Let Green Group help and suggest a free plan.

How to Increase your HOA’s Curb-Appeal

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Whether you’re an investor looking to revamp a newly acquired property or you’re on an HOA board looking for ways to improve your property and prospective buyers or renters. Here are some ways to improve the interiors and exteriors of the property:

1. Fill and Maintain your Property with Plants

Yes, there may be the headache of needing to hire a gardener and deciding what plants your property can grow but choosing actual plants over lawns can save a lot in water and create a more lively aesthetic. If you’re happy with your landscape now, ensure the grass is regularly cut; plants and flowers are healthy, and trees and bushes are groomed. HOAs are reminded not to overlook the importance of well-kept landscaping.

2. Re-paint Exterior and Interior Walls

Exterior and interior walls are generally the responsibility of an HOA or property owner. You must maintain hallways in case of scruffs and marks left over time. Besides interior upkeep, make sure that the exterior is also maintained. Sometimes walls of buildings can get dirty over time, so you may need to pressure-wash or call a contractor to quote you on a fresh paint job.

3. Hire a Trusted and Professional Cleaning & Maintenance Company

A professional maintenance and cleaning company, such as Green Group, will eliminate the guessing work regarding your property’s upkeep. Companies like us have an agenda we check off on every visit; we may see things that your tenants don’t. Walls, floors, walkways, recreation rooms, and more will all be accounted for and made sure they’re kept clean.

5. Work with the community

Get everyone involved. Ask for volunteers who will keep an eye on the community’s public structures. They can alert the HOA for repairs and maintenance that need to be done. Get everyone involved. Ask for volunteers who will keep an eye on the community’s public structures. They can alert the HOA for repairs and maintenance that need to be done. This helps ease the burden of the HOA Board.


How to Prepare for the Next Rainy Day in LA

Flood damage in Huntington Beach. Prevent rain damage by doing these things

During recent storms, we’ve seen a handful of our client’s properties get damaged over the past few weeks, potentially costing thousands to fix. A few clients with flooding in their complex’s garage, more with leaky ceilings and pooling on top of roofs because their gutters weren’t clean. Here are some ways to protect your HOA or commercial property in the future!

Clean your Gutters and Downspouts

This is the most effective and easy way to prevent damage to your roof and outdoor areas by having routine cleanings of gutters and downspouts. When drains clog with leaves and debris, water overflows and spills down where it can damage walls and footings. Especially if trees surround your property, we recommend quarterly gutter cleaning.

Let an Inspector Check your Roof

Inspectors have jobs for a reason! Utilize local inspectors in Los Angeles to check your roof and potential leaks. Inspectors have trained eyes that not all of us can catch. Having routine checks with an inspector could potentially save thousands incase of damages.

Have your Property’s Trees Trimmed

It’s not rare to drive down the streets of Los Angeles and find snapped trees after a storm or a windy night. Regardless of the season, trimming trees and clearing brush can prevent fires and have your land up-rooted during storms. Check in with a gardener quarterly to see what is necessary to trim down or remove.

Start that Big Project

One of our clients waited a bit too long to construct a retainer wall that would prevent their slopped property from receiving mud and water from entering their underground garage. If your property has a project in mind that needs to be done in order to avoid damages due to weather, then make it your HOA’s priority.

How Can Green Group Building Services Help

If your HOA or commercial property in Los Angeles could use the help of a 360-property maintenance company like us, then look no further! We can help you set a plan to perform routine checks and cleaning to prevent any damages in the future.