A home that rents quickly always seems to have a little extra, “sparkle and shine,” doesn’t it? So, as a rental property investor, how do you get your property rent-ready and attractive on the inside and outside? Specialized Property Management has over 30 years of experience as a Dallas property management company, and we have a few tips that will help give your property that desirable “sparkle” and thorough “shine.” Before renting your residence, here are some things you should do:

Clean, Clean, Clean!

If you don’t want to step barefoot on that floor, neither does your renter. Take care to clean all areas of the house including little nooks and crannies that may not be easily seen. Once you’ve cleaned it the best you can, then hire a professional cleaning company to come and clean it again. Potential renters will notice a home that has not been cleaned from top to bottom. If you have any carpet in the home, look around for obvious stains. Hire a professional carpet cleaner to steam clean and shampoo the carpet.

Fix Up the Front and Back Yard

Step back from the house, all the way to the curb, and make a checklist of where the weeds are congregating. Either pull them up or hire someone to pull them for you. Have the yard trimmed, the lawn mowed, and the shrubs cut and under control. If there is a spot for flowers, plant some, and pull up any dead plants that may have gone unnoticed.

Take Care of the “Little Stuff”

    • Change burned out light bulbs


    • Clean ceiling fans


    • Replace air filters


  • Make sure all appliances and home equipment are working, in good condition, clean, and replaced as needed.

Having your property re-keyed can be a hassle. But the job can be easily and properly handled by a professional property management company. Dallas rental property owners know they can trust Specialized Property Management to not forget any locks, garage codes, mailbox keys, or alarm codes. Changing locks between tenants will also keep your property up to code and following local property regulations.


Don’t be overwhelmed by the job of getting your home rent-ready. Following these suggestions gives your rental property all the sparkle and shine it needs to be ready for tenants. Specialized Property Management is the Dallas property management company eager to get your rental property on the market the moment it’s deemed ready. We can help you find the services you need to assist you in any professional remodel or maintenance needs your property has. Find out more how our proven processes will help with your investing success today.