Downtown Houston, Texas
723 Main Street, Suite 421
Houston, TX 77002
713-224-6604
Premier Texas Brokerage Agency Specializing in Residential Leases!

5 Most Important Aspects of a Rental Home According to Lease Anywhere Real Estate Agents June 3, 2015

Downtown Houston, Houston
5 Most Important Aspects of a Rental Home According to Lease Anywhere Real Estate Agents, Houston, Texas

Rental tenants come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life. Despite this complexity, it is critical for a landlord to understand what prospective tenants look for when perusing Houston real estate. It can have a significant impact on the rental homes you buy, how you fix them up and how you market them.

So what does a prospective tenant look for in a rental home?


1. CLEANLINESS

Your rental property should be bright, fresh and clean. To avoid deterring good and loyal tenants, always think of first impressions. Unkempt landscaping and graffiti may present as a safety concern, and may deter the best tenants, especially single females. 

2. SAFETY

Some locations will be safer than others, but landlords can implement certain features and precautions to address these situational concerns, such a motion lights, security alarms, and cameras. Everyone wants to feel safe in and around their homes. If you have apartments for rent, tenant screening is the best place to start, weed out the bad apples before they move in. To put the client's mind at ease, Lease Anywhere has a 3 prong process to identify the best and most loyal tenants, putting 

3. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

"Location" is the most first principle of real estate, but it can mean different things to different tenants. Some tenants require a short commute to work and public transportation, others demand a close proximity to trendy restaurants and bars, while others will want no part of that. Rental home owners must understand the location benefits their rental property offers to potential tenants so real estate agents can best market those benefits.

For example, one location request many tenants consistently request is living near …

image

4. GOOD SCHOOLS

Some tenants will look for a rental home in a particular school district because they want their children to go to that particular school. School districts can be so important that prospective tenants often overlook many other problems with a property as long as it is in the right school district. Properties located in perceived better school districts can often times command higher rents.

5. AMENITIES

It can be as simple as washer/dryer units in the property to as lavish as heated floors and towel racks in the bathroom. Going out of the way to make life a bit easier and more enjoyable for your tenants can make a huge difference to those looking to rent from you. It can be as simple as washer/dryer units in the property to as lavish as heated floors and towel racks in the bathroom.

Lease Anywhere real estate agents are experts at helping you understand what is available in your market and working with you to make your listing attract the best possible apartment finders and rental home hunters.

To find out more about listing your property or finding your next rental home, visit Lease Anywhere online or call 713-224-6604

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Lease Anywhere Inc.
Lease Anywhere Helps You Find an Affordable Rental Home After College, Post-Grad, Houston, Texas
Welcome to life after college, post-grad. The time when facing problems bigger than waking up for class or cramming for finals is the least of your concerns. But don’t be scared – yo...read more
Lease Anywhere: Renting a Home With Pets The Right Way, Houston, Texas
It is said that people with pets are happier, healthier and live longer. While this might be true, many pet-owners find it hard to find rental homes that allow them to bring along th...read more
How to Tell If You Should Rent a House or a High-Rise Apartment in Houston According to Lease Anywhere, Houston, Texas
Renting a house and renting an apartment in a high-rise are two totally different experiences. You generally get much more flexibility in terms of space and pricing when you rent a h...read more
Lease Anywhere's Top 3 Landlord Approved Rules for Grilling In A Rental Home, Houston, Texas
When you are in a rental home, there are a few points of decorum and caution that you should follow if you want to keep both your landlord and your neighbors happy without sacrificin...read more
Houston Based Lease Anywhere, Offers Decorating Tips For Rental Homes and Apartments, Houston, Texas
When you finally find the perfect house or apartment for rent, it can be a wonderful place to live but a challenging one to decorate.  Even if you don't own the place - that do...read more