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

Kirkland Rental Property with a For Rent Sign in the Front to Attract New RentersAttracting quality tenants is of greatest importance for a property owner. While each renter hopes for a property that fits certain requirements that they’ve set, there are a couple of features in single-family rental homes that constantly go to the top of a prospective renter’s wish list. Knowing what tenants are searching for, and which features would help attract the type of renters you want to your rental homes, can aid your Kirkland rental properties in standing out, even in a highly competitive market.

Probably the first and most prominent feature of an attractive rental home is a property that is clean and in good condition. Tenants see an owner who cares about their property when a rental home has marks of regular maintenance and updated features. When it the time to ask for repairs or maintenance comes, interested renters are going to relate a cared-for home with a landlord who is likely to quickly handle their needs.

Updated appliances are another important component that potential renters want in a single-family rental home. The kitchen is an important space in a single-family home as people tend to spend a lot of time there. Part of enjoying their home involves having updated kitchen appliances for quality family mealtime.

Location is always an important part of real estate investing, but what makes a location a good one? Homes that are in great demand are typically those within close distance to parks, schools, restaurants, and other common spots. While the location is an element wherein you might not have much control over, you have to be aware of nearby amenities and list those in your marketing materials.

Aside from 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 entice quality renters is to make sure that their Kirkland rental homes have yards that are beautiful yet requires very little maintenance. Gatherings and other activities are a substantial part of daily life, so a property that has enough space for these is going to hold more value for people looking to rent a home.

Another important aspect that can help fill vacancies and retain tenants long-term is including a pet clause in the lease, which allows renters to keep approved animals on the property. People love their pets, and single-family homes that are willing to accommodate pet lovers will always have appeal.

Other things that a property owner can do to make their rental homes more attractive to quality renters is offering laundry hook-ups and, in warmer climates, central air conditioning. Laundry is a part of family life, and an area for a washer and dryer is needed if you hope to bring in a long-term quality tenant to your single-family rental home. Air conditioning is also necessary for warmer climates. Renters usually pick one rental home over another just because of reliable air conditioning.

With Real Property Management Eclipse, property management experts help make sure that your rental property attracts and keeps quality tenants. We perform maintenance, provide rental rate assessments, and aid you in filling vacancies efficiently and quickly. Do you want to know more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 425-209-0252.

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