Every landlord wants perfect tenants. You know, the kind of tenants that pay the rent on time, don’t cause problems of any kind, and treat the property with the same respect as if it was their own. Finding those kinds of tenants can be a task only completed by doing tenant screening with a reputable screening company. There are some ways to draw the best possible tenants to your property. Let’s look at the things high-quality tenants will look for.
We all want to feel safe and secure when we are at home. Generally, home is where we go to feel safe when there is nothing else. Home is where ‘the heart is’. Your family is likely your heart, and you cannot lay down for a good night’s slumber when you are worried about their safety at home. A simple and cost effective way to increase safety/security in your rental property is to add a security system. Installing a security system can provide the feeling of an extra layer of safety for your prospective tenants.
- Move in ready properties
First impressions are lasting impressions. Never show a property that still needs cleaning, paint, or new carpet. Your property should be completely ready to rent before you show it for the first time. When you show the property, you are setting your expectations for how the property should be maintained (so you want it too look great), and you want to hook those great tenants on first property viewing.
- Property age
Prospective tenants will consider the age of the home and what types of repairs will be needed during tenancy. A property that needs major repairs, especially to plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems will turn away your chance at securing the best tenants possible. If your property is older, keep it properly maintained, make all necessary repairs and keep it clean. This will show the prospective tenants that you not only care about your property, but the likelihood of the property needing major repairs during their stay is less of an issue.
Renters do not want to have to purchase appliances when they are moving into a property. Purchasing appliances is expected when you are buying a home, but most renters do not want the hassle and feel that it is the landlord’s responsibility to provide such amenities. High quality tenants are especially drawn to properties that have washers and dryers. Even just providing the washer and dryer hook-ups can be attractive to tenants. If you do not have the option to provide an in-unit washer and dryer, your next best option is to provide it on the property.
- A cooperative landlord
Ideally the perfect relationship between and landlord and their tenants will be filled with respect, courtesy, and cooperation. If, as a landlord, you make promises to your tenant, make sure to fulfill those promises. A high-quality tenant may look for another place to rent if you break their trust. Your tenant will depend on you to take care of maintenance and other issues, just as you depend on your tenant to make timely rent payments.
Attracting high quality tenants will not be the easiest endeavor, but once you have found them, make sure to prove how much you care about your property by screening those tenants. A reputable tenant screening company will provide the necessary information on your applicants to make an informed decision.
If you need help deciding which types of reports would best screen your applicants, give us a call. Our knowledgeable staff will go over your available options to get you the best screening to meet your specific needs.
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