Property Inspection Services

Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental AssistanceLake Tahoe Property Inspection Services

Property inspections is the first service we offered years ago, catering to the VRBO homeowner in Lake Tahoe and is designed to let clients know what’s going on with their house for each booking.  Today it is a cornerstone service in our A-La-Carte Property Management program with a very functional focus of preparing the home for guests, constantly evaluating the property for needed maintenance, managing keys and access, inventory monitoring, and evaluating for guest damage after departure.  Effectively, you will be able to know what is going on with your house without having to visit it yourself.  This service is available to homeowners and property managers.

Our property inspection service is a flat rate fee and includes two inspections with each booking: one before (pre-inspection) and one after (post-inspection) the guests’ stay at your vacation rental.

Pre-Inspection Responsibilities (day of arrival):

  • Ensure snow removal has done their job (courtesy call to them if not), manicure walkways – clearing snow, pine needles, and other debris for clean presentation
  • Stage lights and turn heat on (in winter) to pleasantly/safely accommodate guests
  • Key and property access management – ensure access for guests works and keys are in place
  • Evaluate items and basic inventory in home and report any items needing replacing or attention.  We check general inventory, kitchen inventory such as glassware, dinnerware, etc. to ensure sufficient inventory for guests.
  • Ensure home is cleaned well, and 100% ready for your arriving guests
  • Frequently change the lock box code to prevent unauthorized access to your property.  (We can also install these per request!)

Post Inspection Responsibilities (day of checkout):

  • Key / access management – ensure all keys are accounted for, change codes as needed
  • Thoroughly evaluate entire vacation rental for damage attributable to guests
  • Thoroughly evaluate property upkeep and maintenance needs from carpet cleaning, touch up painting, handy man repairs, etc.
  • Monitor all lightbulbs and replace common bulbs at our expense
  • Replace grill brushes, grill lighters, basic batteries, and exterior ashtrays at our expense
  • Secure the house, making sure all windows and doors are closed and locked, lights off, and thermostats set to a safe, and cost effective setting to avoid frozen pipes and hefty utility bills!

Reporting:

Any noteworthy items, issues, and findings will be reported to you in a timely manner for your use in recovering costs from guest security deposit, and generate a maintenance to-do-list for the vacation rental property.  We pride ourselves in consistent, reliable, and thorough communication – and any reports will include clear, useable pictures to help you literally see what is going on in your vacation rental property.

The Cost:
Our booking property inspection service is available to you starting at $60 per booking and going up to $125 per booking.  This service typically ranges from 3% to 9% of annual revenue.

Routine Property Inspections For Absentee Homeowners:

For absentee owners wanting piece of mind their home is okay, secure, and being looked after (whether renting it commercially or not) we offer a routine property inspection service.  Typically done anywhere from once per week, to once per month – we create a customized inspection service for you and your home looking after specific items at your property as frequently as you’d like.  This is a common service for absentee owners not renting their home (or renting homes with long vacancy periods) and needing confidence their prized investment is safe and secure.

The Cost:

These routine inspections range from $30 to $60 per visit depending on the size of home, nature of the inspection, and how frequently it is employed.

For more information, please contact us today – we are always happy to answer questions!

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