Preparing My Home For Tenants

Setting Expectations & Providing a Quality Product!

When preparing your home for tenants, we look for three things. Is the home clean, safe and secure?


The home must be left in a professionally cleaned condition, including the carpets, with any necessary carpet treatments completed. 


All furniture, trash, clutter, and personal belongings must be removed from the premises. 


Repainting is not a requirement, but should be considered if the walls are dirty, scuffed, or damaged. It is preferable if the interior paint is a neutral color, and not tailored to a custom color palette. 


Neutral window coverings such as blinds or, curtain rods must be provided since window coverings are expected for tenant privacy.  Screens must be in good condition to prevent pests.


If the yard is resident responsibility, they must maintain the yard to the condition in which it was given to them. Therefore, the yard must be mowed, watered, weeded, trimmed and leaves and debris removed.


All safety  and security concerns must be addressed. All smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must have fresh batteries, be less than 10 years old, and installed per building code. All exterior locks must be functional and rekeyed by SauCo Properties or our vendor. All mail keys, garage remotes, and fobs for amenities must be provided to SauCo Properties. All doors and windows must be in proper working order.


Tenants are expected to return the home in the same condition in which it was given to them in, with the exception of normal wear and tear. Delivering a clean and maintained home to the tenant can encourage them to return the home to us in that same condition.

Please refer to the rent ready checklist we provide upon signing on your rental home!



We always want to be sure we are taking care of your property and providing a quality home for our tenants!


  • We leave the pet policy up to the homeowner, so pet policies do vary by property. According to a statewide survey conducted by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center though, 67% of Oregonians own a pet! Being open to allow pets, can potentially widen the pool of prospects. We do have dog breed restrictions under our own policies, and we can charge an additional deposit (where applicable) and pet rent for pets that are permitted by the homeowner.

*The exception to this, is ESAs and Service Animals. Under the HUD guidance, we are unable to charge additional deposits or pet rent for a documented ESA or Service Animal.


  • All of the rental properties we manage prohibit smoking on the premises, in the interest of protecting your investment.


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