Complete the "Tenant Turn-over" checklist
Review "Property Management Mastery" Recording of Live Class
If you have not done so recently, review the recording of the live presentation of "Property Management Mastery" available on:
Record property condition on move-out
Record the condition of the property upon move-out so you know what needs to be done and what should be deducted from security deposit.
Check fire extinguisher under sink in kitchen
Check the fire extinguisher under the sink to make sure it is still there and still working when the Tenant is leaving the property. If not, replace it with a new one.
Have carpets professionally cleaned
Have carpets professionally cleaned. Deduct expense from security deposit (if your "Lease" has that clause).
Change the locks on all external doors. You can call a locksmith to change the locks or you can replace the locks themselves.
Reset Garage Door Openers
Reset the garage door opener(s). Even if all remotes are returned you should reset the opener anyway in case the previous tenant paired their vehicle to the garage.
Verify the Tenant Paid the Last Utility Bills
Verify your tenant has paid the last month of utility bills before returning their security deposit. Deduct any unpaid amount from the deposit.
Switch the Utilities
Switch the utilities back into your name if the property will be vacant for more than a day or so.