Prepare Your Rental for the Summer!

Preparing your beach home for summer renters can be a lot of work, but ensuring that your guests have a safe and enjoyable stay is essential. We have lots of clients looking for both short and long-term summer rentals all throughout Atlantic County and specialize in off-market rental and sale deals, so be sure to check with us first before beginning your online search. 


Here are some steps you can take to prepare your beach home for summer renters:


  1. Deep Clean: Before your summer renters arrive, give your beach home a thorough deep clean. This includes washing all linens and towels, scrubbing floors and walls, and cleaning out closets and drawers. Make sure everything is spotless and ready for your renters.


  1. Check appliances and utilities: Test all appliances and utilities such as air conditioning, heating, water heater, washer, and dryer, to ensure that everything is in working order. Replace any light bulbs or smoke detector batteries that need to be changed.


  1. Repair any damages: Check for any damages or repairs that need to be made, such as loose tiles, leaky faucets, or damaged furniture. It is best to fix them before your renters arrive.


  1. Stock up on essentials: Make sure your beach home is stocked with all the essential items your renters will need such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and cleaning supplies.


  1. Provide Entertainment: Provide some entertainment for your renters such as board games, books, DVDs, or streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, beach chairs, and beach toys. You can also create a welcome package with information about local attractions, restaurants, and activities.


  1. Hire a cleaning service: Consider hiring a cleaning service to come in between renters to clean and prepare the home for the next guests.


  1. Establish House Rules: Clearly communicate your expectations for your renters in regard to noise levels, emergency maintenance help, and how you expect the unit to be returned to you.


  1. Inspect Safety Equipment: Check all safety equipment in the home, such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Ensure they are in working order and provide instructions on how to use them.


  1. Provide Information: Provide renters with information about the home and the surrounding area. Include instructions for using appliances, directions to local attractions, and emergency contact information.


  1. Check Outdoor Areas: Inspect the outdoor areas of the home, including the deck, patio, and pool area if applicable. Make sure they are clean and in good condition. Provide any necessary pool/beach equipment, such as beach chairs, pool noodles, and instructions on pool safety.

By following these tips, you can prepare your beach home for summer renters and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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