Move-in and Move-out Inspections

At Bruni Karr, we spend a lot of time on move-in inspections and move-out inspections.
Why are they so important?

Because they document the condition of your home. They allow us to take care of any simple maintenance needs and estimate when those larger projects are going to need attention.

These inspections are part of our plan for protecting the condition of your Albuquerque investment.


Move-In Inspections Prepare Your Home for Tenants

Good tenant relationships lead to better rental experiences. We are committed to working well with your renters, and that means providing a home that’s move-in ready. Our inspection will document that everything is functional, clean, and ready for occupancy.

Tenants don’t want to be calling for repairs within days of their move. They don’t want to find dirt and debris in the kitchen, the tubs, or covering the ceiling fans.

Attention to detail is essential, and we provide a property that tenants are happy to call home.

We also take a lot of photographs and make a lot of notes, documenting the condition of your property before your tenants take occupancy. This will protect us at the end of the lease term and ensure the tenants aren’t held responsible for any pre-existing imperfections.

Move-Out Inspections Hold Tenants Accountable

That inspection report we used during the move-in process is pulled out again when it’s time to inspect after the tenants have vacated the property. Once we receive their notice of intent to move out, we remind them about the terms of their lease agreement and our expectations for how the property will be returned to us.

During the inspection, we’ll document both normal wear and tear and any damage that goes beyond wear and tear. Rental property owners in Albuquerque are responsible for any of that general deterioration that we anticipate during any tenancy.

Damage, however, is different. If a tenant has abused, misused, or neglected any part of the property that leads to damage, we make sure to charge the security deposit so our owners aren’t left with the cost of those repairs or replacements.

Checklists and Documentation Protect Your Investment

At Bruni Karr, we are very careful to keep detailed records and indisputable documentation to protect ourselves, our clients, and the investment properties we manage.

During both the move-in and the move-out inspections, we’ll take hundreds of photographs. Some of these pictures will seem unnecessary – why do we need photos of the ceiling? Is it really important to take pictures of the insides of every closet?

Yes. Damage can occur anywhere, and you don’t want to be left paying for it just because you can’t prove that it was the tenant who caused it.

Tenants don’t always damage rental homes intentionally. Mistakes occur and accidents happen. Our photos, videos, and checklists ensure that as an owner, you’re only paying for what you’re legally required to pay.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Jun 14, 2023
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This is an updated review: We've been with B runi Karr for more than 10 years. They are responsive to your needs, caring, and helpful. Bruni is a great agency and properties. We are now in our 3rd home. Charles and Rose have been of great assistance. Look at Bruni Karr for excellence. We found a home with the aide of Bruni Karr and a home at Bruni Karr as an agency, Albuquerque's best!
Sep 28, 2022
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Been doing business with Bruni Karr for two years and they have been a joy to do business with.
Aug 3, 2021
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Staff is great
Feb 9, 2021
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Lynette was so on the ball. Couldn't get us a refrigerator, but got us a discounted rental rate! She is so friendly and ready to help you with finding a new place. They had exactly what we needed. Would use them again if we found ourselves in a similar situation. Kudos Lynette!
Mar 15, 2019
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I'm about to sign my lease for my 5th year with Bruni Karr. I couldnt be happier. My house is absolutely beautiful that I rent. Bryan M the owner of my house, I thank you every year for letting us continue to love, live and care for your home. It has become a great home to us. We take care of it as if we owned the home. From the rent going up every year has been a little rough. We have never been late on our rent. Hoping for no increase this year. Things get fixed on a timely matter. There weather people the use to change our air conditioner and heater are not convenient to handle the work load. Some times we get so hot and cold in the winter from them not being able to come at the notice we need. Again thank you Bruni Karr.

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