Simple Tips for Minimizing Rental Property Maintenance Expenses Over Time

Here are a few tips for minimizing maintenance expenses on your rental property! Remember ugly houses bring ugly tenants. As an investor, it’s a good idea to do some simple items during the make ready that will help minimize your maintenance expenses over time!!! It’s about being proactive which will end up saving your money over time!

  1. Get away from white walls! Try painting the walls a color other than white (tan or gray is popular now). It’s easier to touch up and keep clean over time.
  2. Use oil based paint on doors and trim! This makes it easy to wipe down and clean over time.
  3. Get rid of carpet! Use hard surface flooring (tile,vinyl, laminate) in the high traffic areas.