Landscape Maintenance – The Most Overlooked & Undervalued Service – It Should Not Be.
An Investor in Residential Real Estate should know ongoing and regular landscape maintenance is important.
I know on my Real Estate Sales site I’ve written articles about landscape maintenance. It’s important to maintain the curb appeal throughout your ownership.
A big reason we want regular scheduled landscape maintenance, aside from curb appeal, is our landscape vendors know if they see something out of the ordinary to call us.
It was just yesterday one of our landscape companies contacted our property manager to report he was unable to service the back yard. There were two “pit bulls” roaming the yard we did not know about.
This fact was told to the vendor by a man supposedly living there. A question is raised in our minds because the lady and her kids that just moved in had no man on the lease agreement.
We’ll give the tenant a day or two to make an explanation. However we are on notice that someone is potentially living there, not on the lease, with dogs and without our permission.
A property manager can not go by your property every week. I wonder how long it would have taken us to find out if we didn’t have the regular landscape service. While we do inspect once a year at least, if you were the investor, wouldn’t you like to know someone might be breaking the terms of the lease long before the expiration of their lease…?
I know I would.
If you are looking for a Property Management Company to help you maintain your property call me at anytime.
In the mean time…?
Make it a Great Day…!
Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE
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