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Top Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

Garden City Couple Using a Smart Security SystemWhen you own Garden City investment properties, it’s essential to know which amenities you should have to appeal to prospective tenants. The more pleasing your rental house is, the quicker it would be to rent and keep rented. Yet, there are many potential amenities: which ones should you offer? Even though some trends come and go, there are a handful of amenities that top the list year after year. Below, we’ll discuss the top amenities that tenants are looking for in a home.

Air Conditioning

When tenants are looking for a new rental home, air conditioning is one of the first things they would look for. This is particularly evident in regions with hot summers and/or high humidity. If your rental property is in the north, where summers are mild, you should at least have a ceiling fan in the living room and each bedroom. Very few factors can compensate for the lack of adequate air circulation in a home.

Washer and Dryer

One more amenity that renters want is the option to do laundry at home. It is a real headache to haul laundry to a laundromat every week, especially for families with children. Multiple rental homeowners think that it is the tenant’s choice to bring their own washer and dryer with them, but most renters don’t have these appliances for numerous reasons. By providing a washer and dryer in your rental home, you can make it much more appealing to renters who want this amenity.


Another appliance that is a must-have for a rental house is a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand is time-consuming, and several renters are willing to go back to it if they’ve had a dishwasher in a previous rental home. Dishwashers are not only affordable, but they also help conserve water and maintain the kitchen neat and tidy. If you don’t own one as of now, consider installing a dishwasher in your rental home to attract more individuals.

Pest Control

An important concern for lots of renters is the potential for pests invading their rental homes. Several renters refuse to pay for a home with insect problems, whether that be ants in the yard or roaches in the kitchen. By offering a professionally certified pest-free home, you can distinguish your rental from the several other homes prospective renters are likely to pursue.

Alarm System

Security is a big concern at the moment, and so having an alarm system installed in your rental home might make sense for your area and target renters. Alarm systems are not cheap, but chances are you may be able to charge a bit more in rent each month to help cover the cost over time. An alarm system might be a great option for possible tenants in high-crime areas, helping you to rent your property out much faster. If a full alarm system is out of budget, ensure that you have reliable deadbolts, chain locks, and window locks installed in all exterior doors and windows.

Professional Maintenance

Multiple tenants have had horrible experiences with Garden City property managers who don’t do regular maintenance, or if they do, take a long time to address even major problems. By proposing on-demand, quality maintenance, and repair services from a professional, you may draw in many tenants eager to avoid a bad experience again. Regardless of whether you can perform basic maintenance yourself, you may still need to consider entrusting your rental property maintenance to a professional management company. This will ensure that your tenants are treated well while freeing up your energy for other interests.

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 Landmark 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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