With so many other properties up for rent in the Kansas City region, you need to know what it is that tenants require to get your property to the top of their lists. As with all rental properties, it is a good idea to have a neutral décor and ensure it is well maintained and has a thorough professional clean between tenancies – but there are other things you can do to get your property leased as soon as possible.
#1 Low-Maintenance Exterior
You may have already found out the hard way that few tenants want to spend hours upon hours maintaining someone else large garden area, or even any exterior area of a rented property. There are two very different ways you can go about this for your tenants; the first is to hire a professional gardening or landscaping company to visit regularly to keep the exterior area of the property looking great.
This is likely to be costly for you, and you cannot expect your tenants to pay towards this unless you have already stipulated it in your rental agreement. The other is to design an attractive but very low-maintenance exterior area for your tenants to enjoy which will require little or no upkeep on their behalf.
#2 Sleek Modern Interior
It is also likely that your tenants are looking to experience all the latest features, so sprucing up the kitchen and any bathrooms to make them look modern and feel comfortable is a must. You’ll probably find that after doing this your rental property will be worth more as well, so you could steadily recoup the money which you have spent. Providing electrical goods such as cookers, fridges and freezers, and even dishwashers could be seen as a positive move, but it is best to speak to a local real estate agent before making any additional purchases.
#3 Off-Road Parking Facilities
Providing your tenants with off-road parking is most definitely a benefit that they will enjoy and most probably be actively seeking if the property happens to be in the city. There are various ways to go about this – providing you have the space, of course.
You could, for instance, go for parking lot paving or concrete. However, for the best result, you should seek an experienced and established parking lot paving Kansas City business. They are more than likely to have the necessary knowledge of the area and the weather conditions to provide you with the best advice – and a parking area that will last the longest for your requirements and investment.
The whole idea of having rental properties is that they are an investment as well as a way to make a monthly income. This level of monthly income will depend wholly on the size, location, and value of the property that you have as well as the amount of money you have spent making it desirable and rentable.
That said, you are going to want to rent it as soon as possible, and not have it sat empty and costing you money instead. To get tenants falling over themselves to be the first to rent your property, you are going to have to spend a bit of money making it desirable without it looking like a whole lot of work and upkeep for your new tenants.