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Top Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

East Rockaway Couple Using a Smart Security SystemWhen you own East Rockaway investment properties, it’s necessary to know which amenities you should have to appeal to prospective tenants. The more enticing your rental house is, the easier it will be to rent and keep rented. However, there are various potential amenities: which ones should you offer? Even though some trends come and go, there are few amenities that top the list year after year. In this article, we’ll examine the top amenities that tenants are looking for in a home.

Air Conditioning

One of the primary things that tenants will inspect when looking for a new rental home is air conditioning. This is exactly the case in areas with hot summers and/or high humidity. If your rental property is in the north, where summers are mild, you must at least have a ceiling fan in the living room and each bedroom. Very few things can compensate for the lack of adequate air circulation in a home.

Washer and Dryer

Another amenity that renters want is the easiness of doing their laundry at home. It is a huge problem to haul laundry to a laundromat every week, mostly for families with children. Numerous rental homeowners feel that it is the tenant’s choice to bring their own washer and dryer with them, but several renters don’t own these appliances for several reasons. By adding a washer and dryer in your rental home, you can make it much more appealing to renters who value this certain amenity.

Dishwasher

Another appliance that is a must-have for a rental house is a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand is tiring, and some renters are likely to return to it if they’ve had a dishwasher in a previous rental home. Dishwashers are not only affordable, but they also help conserve water and keep the kitchen well-ordered. If you don’t have one already, consider installing a dishwasher in your rental home to boost the attractiveness.

Pest Control

A major concern for most renters is the possibility of pests invading their rental homes. Many renters are not willing to pay for a home with insect problems, whether that be ants in the yard or roaches in the kitchen. By providing a professionally certified pest-free home, you will make your rental stand out from the many other homes prospective renters are likely to consider.

Alarm System

Security is a big concern nowadays, and so having an alarm system installed in your rental home might make sense for your area and target renters. Alarm systems can be pricey, so you should probably request a bit more in rent each month to help cover the cost over time. An alarm system might be the main plus for potential tenants in high-crime areas, enabling you to rent your property out much faster. If a full alarm system is out of budget, make sure you have strong deadbolts, chain locks, and window locks installed in all exterior doors and windows.

Professional Maintenance

Many tenants have had negative encounters with East Rockaway property managers who don’t do regular maintenance, or if they do, take a long time to address even major problems. By presenting on-demand, quality maintenance, and repair services from a professional, you may get the attention of many tenants eager to avoid a repeat of such encounters. Even though you can do basic maintenance yourself, you may still need to consider entrusting your rental property maintenance to a professional management company. This will ensure that your tenants are well cared for while freeing up your time for other things.

Would you like more ideas about how to turn your rental property into one that tenants will be eager to rent? Give Real Property Management Innovation a call, or contact us online! Our team works with investment property owners to improve occupancy rates, streamline the rental process, and ensure that your property is one that your tenants will want to stay in long-term.

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