You can protect your Ballard rental home and make it attractive to quality renters at the same time by placing strategic exterior lighting. From basic safety to curb appeal, there are many reasons you should add exterior lighting to your rental home. If an exterior lighting system isn’t a feature in any of your rental properties yet, let’s go through some of the benefits you can enjoy from placing one.
The first benefit of exterior lighting is, well, light. Sufficient exterior lighting is very important for tenants to be comfortable and enjoy the home. They want to make use of the outdoor spaces after dark. They could host events for friends and family or just take some time alone enjoying the night air. Either way, adequate exterior lighting would really be a big draw.
Everyone will also benefit from the improved safety and security exterior lighting offers. Doors, walkways, driveways, and pools are all areas that must be lit well to prevent tenant injuries on your properties. Slips and falls are a major cause of tenant lawsuits and proper lighting can be extremely helping in avoiding these incidents.
Think about how this affects property values and curb appeal. A carefully designed exterior lighting system can enhance certain aspects of your property, create visual appeal, and showcase landscaping or architectural features. Not only does the property value of a well-lit house increase but it would make it more attractive to renters as well, helping you get quality renters and retain them.
Finally, exterior lighting offers a significant value when it comes to home security. Criminals or vandals choose easy targets and a house with a properly lit exterior is a sign that it may not be an easy target, so they usually move on. Motion detecting lights are a very good option for spaces that don’t need to be lit throughout the night but would still benefit from a light-fueled mischief deterrent. The increased security also gives the tenants a better sense of safety, even convincing them to lengthen their stay.
For the reasons we’ve listed above, you should look at exterior lighting as a necessary investment for your Ballard rental home. By setting up exterior light fixtures to illuminate certain strategic spaces, you can be the owner of a safe and attractive rental property; and it will serve you well for a long time. If you want more information about Real Property Management Eclipse or have questions regarding how our property management services can help you, contact us online or give us a ring at 425-209-0252 today.