There are a few tips that we have for property managers when it comes to house or condo preparations in between tenants. Some things in our opinion, should just be done to maintain a higher standard of condition for your property, which in turn tends to attract higher quality tenants.
Some of those things include painting when wear and tear are starting to show on interior walls and trim. This also includes changing toilet seats - an inexpensive item that is just a nice thing to do. Carpet cleaning of course is another item - especially if pets were in residence as well.
One thing that often get's overlooks is the changing of locks. Over the course of a tenancy, there is no way to know if the tenat had key copies made, how many copies were made, and who has a copy in possession. For the safety and well-being of new tenants who are moving in, we highly recommend either changing locks, or re-keying existing locks. The only problem is this can grow to be quite expensive - that is unless you intall and use a SmarkKey Lock by Kwikset (This post is not sponsored).
With these ingenious locks, you can easily re-key the locks at any time without getting technical, thereby eliminating the need for a locksmith. The locks can be "re-keyed" quickly and easily between tenants - we highly recommend them for the ease in which they can be re-keyed and how smooth they can make the process of moving in a new tenant.