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Top Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

Fresno Couple Using a Smart Security SystemWhen you own Fresno investment properties, it’s vital to know which amenities you should have to appeal to prospective tenants. When your rental house is more attractive, it is easier to rent and keep rented. However, there are lots of potential amenities: which ones should you offer? Even though some trends come and go, there are a few amenities that top the list year after year. In what follows, we’ll talk about these top amenities that tenants are looking for in a home.

Air Conditioning

Probably the first thing that tenants will consider when looking for a new rental home is air conditioning. This is especially the case in regions with hot summers and/or high humidity. If your rental property is in the north, where summers are mild, you must at least need a ceiling fan in the living room and each bedroom. Few aspects can compensate for the lack of adequate air circulation in a home.

Washer and Dryer

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

Dishwasher

Another appliance that is a must-have for a rental house is a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand is exhausting, and some renters are willing to return to them 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 neater. If you don’t already have one, consider installing a dishwasher in your rental home to attract more people.

Pest Control

A big concern for most renters is the threat of pests invading their rental homes. Very few renters are eager to pay for a home with insect problems, whether that be ants in the yard or roaches in the kitchen. By offering a professionally certified pest-free home, you will make your rental stand out from the many other homes prospective renters are likely to accept.

Alarm System

Security is a big concern now, 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 might be likely to charge a bit more in rent each month to help cover the cost over time. An alarm system can be the major attraction for possible tenants in high-crime areas, helping you to rent your property out much faster. If a full alarm system is out of budget, guarantee that you have quality deadbolts, chain locks, and window locks installed in all exterior doors and windows.

Professional Maintenance

Some tenants have had unpleasant experiences with Fresno property managers who don’t do regular maintenance, or if they do, take a long time to address even major problems. By giving on-demand, quality maintenance, and repair services from a professional, you may attract several tenants eager to avoid a repeat of such incidents. It doesn’t matter if 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 taken care of while allowing you to focus on other tasks.

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 Platinum 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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