At Charleston Rental Properties, we want our residents to have the best experience in the industry, and we know that move-in ready homes drive that experience. CRP Rent Ready homes have been inspected to meet our standards so that we can fill vacancies faster than any other management company. Our Rent Ready Program has been designed to serve the needs of our residents and our property owners alike! Check out what we look for in a CRP Rent Ready home below.
Landscaping finished, and grass freshly mowed
All trash removed
General exterior clean, with nice curb appeal
Bushes trimmed, and landscape beds weeded
Fresh pine straw or mulch in flower beds
Interior has been professionally cleaned, including professional carpet cleaning
Walls are fresh and clean, with only small nail holes or minor scratches.
All doors, doorknobs, drawers, and cabinets are functioning properly
Windows are clean and functional
Railings are secure and tight
All electrical fixtures work and are furnished with lightbulbs
All appliances are clean and in working order
All plumbing fixtures are leak free and functioning
Run This Town: Races for a Cause
Our team here at Charleston Rental Properties is an active bunch. Between chasing kids and walking dogs, keeping homes in top shape, and hitting the gym, we like to stay on our toes. Sound bodies, sound minds, sound properties. That isn’t exactly how the saying goes, but we like our version.
Our list of passions is long, but giving back is one of our top priorities. Benefit runs are plentiful in the Charleston area, and with the spring weather warming us up, we are excited to announce our involvement with two events this year. Next month, we will be attending the 15th Annual Moms’ Run as a Media Sponsor. Later on in the year, we are joining forces with the Travis Manion Foundation to sponsor the 7th annual 9/11 Heroes Run. Get the details on both events here, and lace up your running shoes!
15th Annual Mom’s Run:
When: Saturday, May 12th 7am-11am
Where: MUSC Health Stadium
Why We Run: Postpartum Support Charleston helps the 1 in 5 mothers who are struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), like postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. When a new mom is struggling with these disorders, it is difficult for her to take care of herself and her baby- an already challenging job. Money raised through the Mom’s Run builds grants for therapies that empower mothers to get the help they need. Postpartum Support Charleston also performs community outreach, including educating and supporting mothers and their families, the medical community, and the general public about PMADs, available treatment options, and community resources. A healthy, happy mother is able to raise a healthy, happy and thriving child- that’s worth lacing up for.
Why We Run: In addition to bringing the community together to honor our servicemen and memorialize 9/11, this event also serves as a crucial fundraiser for the Travis Manion Foundation. The Travis Manion Foundation implements programs that support our nation’s veterans and Gold Star families. Half of the funds raised will be donated to local first responder agencies to purchase life-saving tools and equipment. We can’t wait to run for such a powerful cause. Join us! In the word’s of Travis Manion himself, “if not me, then who?”
The last of the winter chill has finally left, and Charleston is in for warmer temps for the long haul! We are dusting off our beach chairs and stocking up on sunscreen, but before hitting the coast, our team takes a few steps to keep our homes cool, and our energy bills low. Check out these three quick tips, and keep your cool all year long.
1) Shades: they’re not just for your eyes!
Invest in some heat and light blocking curtain panels for those windows that receive direct sun. You can pick these up at Walmart or other big box stores for less than 20 dollars a piece. They come in a variety of textures, patterns, and colors, but if you aren’t wanting to redesign your room, you can easily tuck neutral panels behind your “display” curtains.
2) We’re big fans of fans.
Ceiling fans, to be specific. Most homes already have them, but did you know that they can lower the perceived temperature in a room by about 3 degrees. No ceiling fan, or in need some extra whoosh? Pick one up at any big box store. Models are available to fit any budget, and we think that the tower model is a bit more attractive than your standard box fan.
3) Sweet Dreams.
Temperature regulating bedding is all the rage these days, and with good reason. sleeping in a cooler environment promotes a deeper slumber. We love moisture wicking sheets, cool-touch pillows, and replacing our winter comforters with thinner, lighter weight varieties. Not only will investing in summer bedding improve your sleep, it will save you money on cooling costs during those hot summer nights.
The last of the winter temps are on their way out, and that means we are on our way outside to enjoy the beautiful Lowcountry. Our team is a mixed bag of pet parents, family folks, athletes, and foodies. This week, we joined forces to bring you a personalized guide to enjoying Charleston’s outdoor world YOUR way.
For the Holy City pet parents, longer days and warmer temps mean great things for Fido. We love taking our pups to The Barrel on James Island. This place is a dog park, craft beer taphouse, and outdoor music venue all rolled up into one wonderfully scenic stop. Dogs are safe to play off-leash while owners can get some fresh air and try a new brew. The Barrel is the perfect place to wind down after a (leashed) walk on Folly Beach- and a sure fire way to ensure that your fur baby is worn out by the time you head home!
For those looking to really get lost in nature, Johns Island County Park offers 738 acres of outdoor respite. We can spend hours walking the trails and never tire of the views. Those old southern Pines and Mossy Oak trees keep us coming back for walks with the family and alone time alike. We don’t have any equestrian team members here at CRP, but the 20 miles of dedicated equestrian trails are certainly worth mentioning.
Everyone in the office enjoys a walk or run on the Ravenel Bridge- what’s not to love? The views are always stunning, the climb is a nice challenge, and the breeze up there always keeps us coming back for more. For those who prefer a more secluded (and flat!) walking, biking, or running location, we love the West Ashley Greenway. The 8.25-mile trail is perfect for a breath of fresh air and some laid back exercise.
For the perfect outdoor date night, we recommend Tavern and Table in Mt. Pleasant. This rustic-chic restaurant is perched right on Shem Creek and offers plentiful outdoor dining. Catch a stunning sunset on the water while dolphin watching- all while enjoying a delicious, locally sourced meal.
Where do you go to enjoy the Lowcountry scenery? We are always looking for new places to love! Happy Spring, Charleston!
Your Keys to The Weekend: a CRP Guide.
Weekends are precious, Y’all. Our team works hard, and we like to play hard as well. Living in Charleston gives us plenty of weekend options, and this week we want to share a few favorites with you. We are almost to Friday, friends. In the meantime, enjoy our day-by-day guide to enjoying Charleston this weekend.
Oh Shucks. Enjoy half off the oyster of the day at The Granary from 5-7pm, and kick off the weekend on a tasty, budget-friendly note.
Tune in. Local band The High Divers are celebrating the release of their most recent album, Chicora, at the Music Farm. The show starts at 9pm, and is open to all ages. Snag your ticket here.
Find a great local catch at the Mount Pleasant Fish Market. Head to 645 Coleman Boulevard from 8 am until noon to enjoy some of Charleston’s best local seafood.
Celebrate 5 years of Froth with Frothy Beard Brewery from 11 am-11 pm. The brewery will be featuring food and drink specials, live music, and local vendors for an anniversary party that you don’t want to miss.
Get a taste of The Daily‘s resident chef, David Schuttenberg from 6 pm to midnight. Brace yourself for a fresh take on Sichuan called Kwei Fei. Think spicy flavors balanced with other elements, crafted from carefully selected ingredients. We can’t wait to get a seat at the table.
Head North for the Celadon Flea and Farmers Market from 10 am- 2 pm. This Sunday will be the first market of the year, and will feature a host of local vendors, makers, artisans, and farmers. Still, need a reason to go? Food trucks, coffee, and live music will round out the experience.
Holy City pups are all invited to the Pet Fest at the Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park from 11 am – 5 pm for a day of play, owner education, and adoption for those who want to add a fur baby to the family!
Enjoy your weekend, Charleston! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #KeyToCHS on social media so we can see how you are loving life in the Lowcountry.