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A Landlord’s Guide to Attracting Renters in the Southborough Single-Family Residence Market

Southborough Rental Property with a For Rent Sign in the Front to Attract New RentersAttracting top-quality tenants is a property owner’s topmost priority. While it is true that each renter will be looking for a property that meets their specific needs, there are a number of features of single-family rental homes that usually stay at the top of a prospective renter’s list of wants. Distinguishing what tenants want, and which features will increase your rental homes attractiveness to the kind of renters you desire, can raise your Southborough rental properties standing, even in a highly competitive market.

Maybe the chief and most conspicuous feature of an attractive rental home is a property that is spotless and not falling apart. When a rental home exhibits indications of regular maintenance and improved features, tenants see an owner who pays attention to their property. When the moment comes to make a request for repairs or maintenance, interested renters will associate a cared-for home with a landlord who will efficiently respond to their needs.

Another significant feature that potential renters desire in a single-family rental home are updated appliances. A kitchen is a crucial place in a single-family home because people usually spend plenty of time there. Enjoying their home includes using updated kitchen appliances to cook delicious meals. Then everybody can gather around the table and enjoy both the food and the company of family.

Location is always a major part of real estate investing, but what makes a location great? Homes that potential tenants look for are oftentimes located close to parks, schools, restaurants, and other shared venues. While the location of your property may not be something you have control over, it still plays an important role. Go around the area noting down the amenities that are near and accessible, then include this information in your marketing materials.

Together with the location, potential tenants are almost always looking for space. Space for a family, a hobby, storage, parking, and maybe even a pet. One thing that a property owner can do to attract quality renters is to make sure that their Southborough rental homes have attractive, easy to maintain yards. Celebration parties and other events are a big component of daily life, and a property that grants adequate space for these things will hold more appeal to people seeking to rent a home.

Another way to fill vacancies and retain tenants long-term is to include a pet clause in the lease. The list would allow the renters to keep their approved animals with them on the property. People love their pets, and single-family homes that are more accommodating for pet lovers will always be more attractive.

There are other things property owners can provide for their rental homes. Here are a couple of things that would draw in quality renters: Laundry hook-ups and, in warmer climates, central air-conditioning. Laundry will always be something to contend with. And in order to attract a long-term quality tenant to your single-family rental home, you must provide space for a washer and dryer. Air conditioning, too, is crucial for warmer climates. Renters often lean towards the rental home with reliable air conditioning.

At Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester, our team of property management experts ensures that your rental property will attract and keep quality tenants. We attend to maintenance, offer rental rate assessments, and assist you to fill vacancies efficiently and quickly. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 508-329-6000 for more information.

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