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Top Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

North Hills Couple Using a Smart Security SystemWhen you own North Hills investment properties, it’s necessary to know which amenities you should have to appeal to prospective tenants. The more appealing your rental house is, the easier it will be to rent and keep rented. But there are various potential amenities: which ones should you offer? While some trends come and go, there are a few amenities that top the list year after year. In what follows, we’ll talk over these top amenities that tenants are looking for in a home.

Air Conditioning

One of the principal things that tenants will inspect when seeking a new rental home is air conditioning. This is very true in states with hot summers and/or high humidity. If your rental property is in the north, where summers are mild, you should at least have a ceiling fan in the living room and each bedroom. Few things can compensate for the lack of adequate air circulation in a home.

Washer and Dryer

Another amenity that renters need is the ability to do laundry at home. It is a big annoyance to haul laundry to a laundromat every week, primarily for families with children. Many rental homeowners think that it is the tenant’s choice to bring their own washer and dryer with them, but numerous renters don’t have these appliances for various reasons. By including a washer and dryer in your rental home, you can make it much more appealing to renters who desire this specific amenity.

Dishwasher

Another appliance that is a must-have for a rental house is a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand is stressful, and several renters are eager to go back to it if they’ve had a dishwasher in a previous rental home. Dishwashers are not only affordable but also help conserve water and keep the kitchen more orderly. If you don’t already have one, consider installing a dishwasher in your rental home to boost interest.

Pest Control

A significant concern for numerous renters is the potential for pests invading their rental homes. Very few renters are inclined to pay for a home with insect problems, whether that be ants in the yard or roaches in the kitchen. By getting 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 these days, and so having an alarm system installed in your rental home might make sense for your area and target renters. Alarm systems are not affordable, but chances are you may be able to request a bit more in rent each month to help cover the cost over time. An alarm system might be a great attraction for prospective 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 dependable deadbolts, chain locks, and window locks installed in all exterior doors and windows.

Professional Maintenance

Most tenants have had negative experiences with North Hills property managers who don’t do regular maintenance, or if they do, take a long time to address even major problems. By granting on-demand, quality maintenance, and repair services from a professional, you may attract a large number of tenants who want to avoid those kinds of poor encounters again. Even though you can do basic maintenance yourself, you may still have to consider entrusting your rental property maintenance to a professional management company. This will ensure that your tenants are well cared for while saving up your time for other obligations.

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 West San Fernando Valley 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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