Tip #33: Showing Vacant Rentals After Dark
by Property Manager Robert Machado, CPM, MPM
Each winter the subject comes up about whether it is advisable to show vacant rentals after dark. This time of year it is getting dark around 5 pm which is pretty early.
We have a policy not to show after dark. That means we do not show past 5 pm during the winter. The reason is simple, the safety of our showing agents.
We do get an occasional compliant about this, but most people understand and stick to daylight showings. I sleep better knowing that we are not walking around vacant property at night.
Robert Machado, CPM, MPM has twenty-seven years experience in managing residential and commercial properties and is with HomePointe Property Management, which serves the greater Sacramento area.
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