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Top Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

Lewes Couple Using a Smart Security SystemWhen you own Lewes investment properties, it’s useful to know which amenities you should have to appeal to prospective tenants. The more captivating your rental house is, the quicker it will be to rent and keep rented. However, there are numerous potential amenities: which ones should you offer? Despite the possibility that some trends come and go, there are some amenities that top the list year after year. In this topic, we’ll talk about these top amenities that tenants are looking for in a home.

Air Conditioning

One of the first items that tenants will check when hunting for a new rental home is air conditioning. This is certainly true in places with hot summers and/or high humidity. If your rental property is in the north, where summers are mild, you need at least have a ceiling fan in the living room and each bedroom. Very few things can compensate for the lack of adequate air circulation in a home.

Washer and Dryer

Another amenity that renters like is the ability to do laundry at home. It isn’t easy to haul laundry to a laundromat every week, particularly for families with children. Various rental homeowners believe 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 several purposes. By placing a washer and dryer in your rental home, you can make it even more appealing to renters who need this particular amenity.


One more appliance that is a must-have for a rental house is a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand requires time, and some renters are likely to return to them if they’ve had a dishwasher in a previous rental home. Dishwashers are not only affordable but also help conserve water and keep the kitchen clean. If you don’t already have one, consider installing a dishwasher in your rental home to draw more interest.

Pest Control

A big concern for many renters is the potential for pests invading their rental homes. Few renters are willing 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 will make your rental stand out from the many other homes prospective renters are likely to consider.

Alarm System

Security is a big concern at this stage, and so having an alarm system installed in your rental home might make sense for your area and target renters. Alarm systems can be high priced, but chances are you may be able to ask a bit more in rent each month to help cover the cost over time. An alarm system might be a big draw for future tenants in high-crime areas, helping you to rent your property out much faster. If a full alarm system is out of budget, make sure you have sturdy deadbolts, chain locks, and window locks installed in all exterior doors and windows.

Professional Maintenance

Several tenants have had horrible encounters with Lewes property managers who don’t do regular maintenance, or if they do, take a long time to address even major problems. By offering on-demand, quality maintenance, and repair services from a professional, you may catch the attention of many tenants who want to avoid a repetition of those experiences. Even if you can do 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 well managed while focusing your time to do other things.

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 Diamond 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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