When renters search for a new home, they pay close attention to the atmosphere of each property they visit. Do the current tenants seem friendly and content? Is the building well-maintained on the inside and outside? Does the property manager go the extra mile to make the environment feel welcoming? Above all else, renters want a place that’s clean, comfortable, and safe. People pick up on red flags quickly, especially where these areas are concerned. If a home isn’t up to their standards, renters will simply select a different property. Therefore, keep the following things in mind when trying to attract future tenants.
3 Things Renters Look for in a Home
1. Cleanliness and Maintained Appliances
The first thing renters notice when they enter the building is whether or not it is clean. If your property shows signs of wear and tear, people will spot them from a mile away. Dirty, unkempt spaces aren’t easy to disguise, and renters will run the other way if they see grime. Does your property have soiled carpets, stained walls, and cobwebs? Are the appliances so old that they rattle loudly? Nobody wants a home that is in a state of disrepair. Renters search for appliances that are reliable and spaces that feel comfortable.
2. Comfort and Amenities
When people return home from a long day at work, they want to unwind and relax. A comfortable home environment is important to them. Amenities like upgraded appliances, outdoor features, landscaping, and freshly painted walls all contribute to their satisfaction level. Entryways, lobbies and stairwells also make a major impact. These areas can feel cold and off-putting if they aren’t taken care of properly. Adding light fixtures, artwork, plants and community bulletins are all great ways to make rental units feel inviting. When potential renters visit your property, they want to know it is a place they can call home. Go the extra mile to show you care about your tenants.
3. Security and Safety
Renters value safety more than anything else. When people purchase their own properties, it’s up to them to add security features to their home. Rental property owners, on the other hand, are responsible for the well-being of their tenants. Therefore, it is very important that you inform potential renters about the steps you take to ensure their security. Renters seek out units with video cameras, high-tech locking systems and access to emergency assistance. Ultimately, no one should ever feel unsafe walking around the property at any time of day. For families with kids walking to and from bus stops, this is especially crucial. Renters should feel confident that their loved ones are safe while they go about their daily lives.
How All County Denver Metro Can Help
All County Denver Metro Property Management is here to help property owners have confidence in the quality of their tenants and the security of their property through knowledgeable and trustworthy property management services. From managing tenant relationships to pricing rent to lease enforcement, we look forward to working with you to see how your investment can be a long-term, stress-free asset. For a complimentary quote or information about maintenance, call us today at (720) 575-6100.