The answers you have received are very good. I own some rental properties and have helped clients get their homes ready for rent. My to do list starts with a complete inventory of what the house needs. I then make sure everything is fixed, repaired and touched up.
Since yours is a town home check the covenants and restrictions. Get a copy of them and make sure you go ver them with the prospective tenant. You are ultimately liable for anything they do and any rules they break in regards to the covenants and restrictions.
Hire a cleaning company to come in and doa thorough cleaning of the place prior to placing it on the market. thsi will help enhance the unit. it will also allow you to get a better quality tenant.
Take multiple photos of rooms from different angles. Try to create a virtual tour of the unit. place them in an order as if you were entering the townhome and follow them through the rooms. take photos of any amenities you may at the complex.
Post ti on craigslist, trulia and rent.com. if you hire a Realtor to help you with the rental of the unit then they can put it on the multiple listing service for you and help you screen applicants as well....
We have a full service property management company and can advice you on getting ready for market and can even take care of all or some of that for you. I would love to have the opportunity to see your house and discuss our services with you.
You need to be ready as well. It sounds as though you have not been a landlord before. Read the Covenants for your townhome association regarding rentals, as you will be held accountable for your tenants actions. You will want to make sure your lease agreement includes these rules and regulations, and that the new tenants understand and agree to abide by them. Sounds like you have a great investment property.
After you get it all clean and ready... advertise it on Craig's List with lots of good pictures and include pictures of the community amenities. Good luck! You shouldn't have much trouble getting it rented.