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?
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.
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 …
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.
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.