Does your rental property have the amenities people want?
If your tenants can’t see themselves happy and comfortable in your unit, they’ll almost certainly live somewhere else. Here is a handful of the most sought after rental property features.
1. Central Heating/Air Conditioning
As you’re likely already aware, space heaters and window ac units are terribly inefficient and can drive up your tenants’ utility costs. An overwhelming majority of renters agree that central heating and air is an essential feature of any modern home, and are much more likely to choose a rental with these amenities than one without them.
2. Pets Welcome
Around two-thirds of families include a pet, and many more renters are seeking apartments and houses that allow them to keep their furry and feathered friends when deciding where to move. Having a pet policy in place can be a welcoming gesture, but beware the potential increase in cleaning costs in the event of a turnover.
3. Laundry Hookups
Even if you don’t include the appliances themselves, having rental units that allow your tenants to do their laundry at home can make or break the success of a unit depending on your location. People don’t want to have to take their laundry elsewhere and pay for costly laundromat expenses, so make sure they don’t have to if you want them to be as happy as possible.
4. Outdoor Space
Whether it be a balcony, private patio, or sizable yard, people want outdoor space to entertain their family and friends. Giving your tenants this extra bit of space can push up your bottom line and make for a happier renter.
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