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Top Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

Severance Couple Using a Smart Security SystemWhen you own Severance investment properties, it’s helpful to know which amenities you should have to appeal to prospective tenants. The more enticing your rental house is, the faster it will be to rent and keep rented. However, there are multiple potential amenities: which ones should you offer? While some trends come and go, there are a few amenities that top the list year after year. In what follows, we’ll talk about these top amenities that tenants are looking for in a home.

Air Conditioning

One of the first things that tenants will check for when searching for a new rental home is air conditioning. This is certainly true in environments with hot summers and/or high humidity. If your rental property is in the north, where summers are mild, you need at least to have a ceiling fan in the living room and each bedroom. There aren’t many factors that can compensate for the lack of adequate air circulation in a home.

Washer and Dryer

Another amenity looked after by renters is the right to do laundry at home. It is a real inconvenience to haul laundry to a laundromat every week, mainly for families with children. Various rental homeowners believe that it is the tenant’s responsibility to bring their own washer and dryer with them, but numerous renters don’t possess these appliances for different reasons. By offering a washer and dryer in your rental home, you can make it even more appealing to renters who want this specific amenity.


One more appliance that is a must-have for a rental house is a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand takes time, and some renters are likely to return to them if they’ve had a dishwasher in a previous rental home. Dishwashers are not only affordable but also help conserve water and keep the kitchen clean. If you don’t already have one, consider installing a dishwasher in your rental home to attract more attention.

Pest Control

A major concern for most renters is the possibility of pests invading their rental homes. Few renters are willing to pay for a home with insect problems, whether that be ants in the yard or roaches in the kitchen. By presenting a professionally certified pest-free home, you will make your rental stand out from several other homes prospective renters are likely to look at.

Alarm System

Security is a big concern at the moment, and so including an alarm system installed in your rental home might make sense for your area and target renters. Alarm systems can be costly, so you need to ask a little more in rent each month to help cover the cost over time. An alarm system might be a huge attraction for possible tenants in high-crime areas, allowing you to rent your property out much faster. If a full alarm system is out of budget, guarantee that you have quality deadbolts, chain locks, and window locks installed in all exterior doors and windows.

Professional Maintenance

Multiple tenants have had poor encounters with Severance property managers who don’t do regular maintenance, or if they do, take a long time to address even major problems. By providing on-demand, quality maintenance, and repair services from a professional, you may attract many tenants who want to avoid a repetition of those encounters. Irrespective of whether you can do basic maintenance yourself, you may still need to think about entrusting your rental property maintenance to a professional management company. This will ensure that your tenants are well managed and at the same time allocating your time for other doings.

Would you like more ideas about how to turn your rental property into one that tenants will be eager to rent? Give Real Property Management of the Rockies a call, or contact us online! Our team works with investment property owners to improve occupancy rates, streamline the rental process, and ensure that your property is one that your tenants will want to stay in long-term.

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