Despite the luxury housing trends of lazy rivers and game rooms, it doesn’t take much to attract good tenants to a unit. Most renters aren’t looking for all the bells and whistles, they’re just looking for a place to live that fits their budget. Simple amenities that may feel basic can be a big draw.
Here are 5 simple amenities you should highlight:
In-Unit Washer and Dryer
It’s no secret, it’s a pain to have to carry your laundry into an on-site basement laundry room or worse, have to go to a laundromat. Having an in-unit washer and dryer is at the top of most renters lists. If you have units that offer washers and dryers, even if there’s just a hookup option, you need to highlight that feature.
In the Denver area summers can be rough without air conditioning, especially if you live in a two-story home or on the top level of a building. Plenty of people are willing to rent units without air conditioning, but having central air is a major selling point. Tenants will keep your unit on their list for longer if it promises air conditioning at a price that fits their budget.
Pets are more popular than ever, especially in the millennial population. People want to have dogs and cats in their lives, even if they’re renting, backyards no longer required. If you are comfortable offering your unit as pet-friendly make it very obvious. You want any potential tenant to know they could have their pet in the unit. It’s also important to be specific about any limitations you have about pets.
If you have a complex that offers a swimming pool this can be used to attract more potential tenants. While swimming pools aren’t often used by tenants, potential renters are drawn in by the idea of having a pool.
With people trying to save money and be more environmentally friendly, the idea of living somewhere walkable is a very attractive concept. Do some brief research to find out the walkability score of your unit and work it into your advertising.
It doesn’t take a lot to wow a new tenant to your property. A well-maintained unit and basic amenities can go a long way. If you need help keeping up with marketing and filling your units, contact us today to see how we can help.