Must-Do's Before Renting a Proeprty

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Replace HVAC filter. 

Check all plumbing for leaks. Verify water drains quickly. Flush toilets.  

Ensure all lights work inside and out. 

If you have an irrigation system make sure it is functional with no busted heads.  

Verify all windows and doors lock/unlock and open/close.

safety-railings, CO detector, smoker detector

building code 

People all look at cosmetic stuff-newer kitchen, new bath.

Extra storage

Where you are: A/C, heater etc...

@Steve Rozenberg Get familiar with your local/state landlord tenant laws. Many people miss this step then are a few steps behind when something happens. Figure out if you need a rental license, etc, from your city.