“The only thing constant is change”. This is a saying that was first attributed to a philosopher named Heraclitus around 500 B.C.E. While change may have been the only constant that Heraclitus believed in, this phrase has become a bit of a paradox because it has certainly shown itself to be true since then. Things seem to change at such a rapid pace that it can be hard to keep track of it all. Things like technology show this better than anything. In the past 25 years we have gone from most people having a hard wired phone line or two in the house, and perhaps one computer, to having no land lines and a phone and computer combination that fits in their pockets. We have seen the change from cassettes to CDs to digital music and now vinyl records are being used again. This also helps to illustrate the idea that what goes around comes around.

While this information may not seem like it has much of a place on a website that deals with property ownership or rentals, it actually illustrates a large issue that many owners have. Trends change a lot and housing styles are not immune. If you ever see a house that hasn’t been updated since the 1960’s or 1970’s, you’ll likely see things like shag carpeting and bathrooms with pink and/or blue tiles, bathtubs, and sinks. As I’m sure you know, this has not been a popular design in many years. People are tearing this style out of their homes and replacing it with something completely different. If there’s one thing we can be certain of, it is that in another 20 years or so, there will be a new style that is considered ideal and everything we have now will seem like those pink and blue bathrooms.

Preparing your rental property for a new tenant in a way that will make it appealing to modern residents isn’t always easy. We can help with some of the changes that may need to be made. If you call Talley Properties, we can let you know what we can do to help you out. We know that getting a place ready for a new tenant can take a long time and is often stressful. Our goal is to make that transition as easy and painless as possible for everyone involved. Give us a call today and see what we can do to help you out!