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

Houston Rental Property with a For Rent Sign in the Front to Attract New RentersAttracting great tenants is a property owner’s best 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. This means you need to be well-informed on these two things: what the tenants are looking for, and what features will attract the type of renters you want. This knowledge will help your Houston rental properties stand out even in a highly competitive market.

Possibly the greatest and most recognizable feature of a beautiful rental home is a property that is immaculate and well maintained. When a rental home has clearly gone through maintenance and updating, tenants would notice. They would regard the owner as someone who cares about their property. When it’s the moment for renters to request repairs or maintenance, their view of the landlord would already be positive. They will link the cared-for home with a landlord that quickly responds to whatever issue they need to be addressed.

Another major feature that potential renters want in a single-family rental home are updated appliances. The kitchen is a significant location in a single-family home because people regularly spend a significant amount of time there. Enjoying their home includes using updated kitchen appliances to make freshly cooked meals. Then the whole family can gather around the table and enjoy time with each other.

Location is always an essential part of real estate investing, but what constitutes an exceptional location? Homes that many potential tenants want are the ones near the parks, schools, restaurants, and other places shared by the community. While you may not have a lot of control over the location, make sure to list down nearby amenities and include them as part of 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. There is one thing that a property owner can do to draw in quality renters; it’s to be sure to have nice and easy to maintain yards in their Houston rental homes. 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 appealing.

Other things that quality renters will be attracted to are laundry hook-ups and, in warmer climates, central air-conditioning. Property owners can provide these things in their rental homes to make them more appealing. 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 required for warmer climates. Renters would usually favor one rental home over another just because of reliable air conditioning.

At Real Property Management Prestige, our team of property management experts makes it simple to ensure your rental property attracts and holds on to quality tenants. We attend to maintenance, offer rental rate assessments, and assist you to fill vacancies efficiently and quickly. Would you want to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 281-532-5455 for more information.

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