July 7, 2017

Tenants are becoming pretty savvy when it comes to finding the features they desire in their future rental homes. In order to keep up, it’s important to make sure you have the ability to offer potential renters the features in which they are most interested.

Location

While you can’t do much to change the location of a rental property, you can always make sure to highlight the benefits of your property’s location. Is it close to any local schools? Is it in a quiet neighborhood or within walking distance to great attractions? Always making sure that your tenants know the benefits of your property’s location will attract those who will be most likely to bite.

A Renovated Kitchen or Bathroom

The two rooms people look for the most when it comes to recent renovations are the kitchen and the bathroom. If you have the budget to do only one, the kitchen is usually your best bet. Stainless steel appliances will give the room a modern feel and show that you are well versed on what potential tenants are really looking for when it comes to a fashionable home.

Hardwood Floors

Carpets often create a breeding ground for germs and dust mites. When you make the upgrade to hardwood, it gives the property an instant touch of class (and tenants love it).

Open Floor Plan

People love open properties where you can see the living room, dining room, and kitchen all at once. It’s a very appealing option that many modern tenants look for because it allows energy to flow from one area to the next and for the house itself to feel larger and more open.

A Washer and a Dryer

An in-home laundry room complete with a washer and dryer is liable to make any potential tenant swoon. If you have the ability to offer this option, it will make more people look at your property and consider the perks of such.

Closet Space

Nothing brings a tenant down like seeing a great house that has little to no closet space. They want to be able to imagine their things in your property, so the more storage and closet space you can give them, the better.

Outdoor Area

Whether it’s a balcony, a patio, or simply a small backyard, any amount of outdoor area you can add to your property will allow you to charge more and will catch a tenant’s eye.

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