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Act Now, Thank Yourself Later: A Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Landlords

Matt Faircloth
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Act Now, Thank Yourself Later: A Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Landlords

During the first few years of owning and managing rental property, if someone asked, “Do I perform preventative maintenance?” I probably would have nodded my head and told them, “Yes.” However, as I look back, I don’t think we fully appreciated nor understood the importance of preventive maintenance! Early on, I was much busier running around and performing “reactive” maintenance.

Now, 10 years later, we have come to execute a preventative maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance is so incredibly important whether you own 1 or 100 properties. It can save you time, money, and most importantly headaches down the road.

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I hope this short five minute video helps provide some background on the importance of preventative maintenance and most importantly five areas to look for during your preventative maintenance walkthroughs.

As always, it is great to hear feedback. What am I missing? What works for you during your preventative maintenance walkthroughs?

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