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

Simi Valley Rental Property with a For Rent Sign in the Front to Attract New RentersAttracting excellent tenants is a property owner’s first priority. While every renter will be searching for a property that fits their particular needs, there are some features of single-family rental homes that always climb to the top of a prospective renter’s dream list. Distinguishing what tenants want, and which features will increase your rental homes attractiveness to the kind of renters you desire, can raise your Simi Valley rental properties standing, 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 presents evidence of maintenance in progress and new features, tenants see an owner who attends closely to their property. When it’s time for the renters to ask for repairs or maintenance, they will have a positive view of the landlord. They will associate a home that is cared for with a landlord that would effectively address whatever needs they have.

Another big feature that potential renters seek for in a single-family rental home are updated appliances. The kitchen is a vital point in a single-family home because people typically spend a good amount 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 an essential part of real estate investing, but what constitutes an exceptional location? Extremely sought after homes are located within accessible distance to parks, schools, restaurants, and other standard places. 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.

Along with location, potential tenants are almost always seeking out 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 Simi Valley 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.

There is another simple way to fill vacancies and retain tenants long-term. All you have to do is include a pet clause in the lease and the renters who love pets will be delighted because now they can keep their approved animals on the property. People love their pets, and single-family homes that think about the pleasure of pet lovers will always be more appealing.

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 is a chore that will never go away, and space must be provided for at least a washer and dryer. This is an absolute requirement if you want to attract a long-term quality tenant to your single-family rental home. Air conditioning, too, is needed for warmer climates. Renters often lean towards the rental home with reliable air conditioning.

At Real Property Management Ventura County, our team of property management experts makes it easy for your rental property to attract and keep quality tenants. We do the maintenance, offer rental rate assessments, and help you fill vacancies in a quick and efficient manner. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 805-387-3682 for more information.

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