Top 7 Amenities Renters Can’t Resist in Poway

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Understandably, tenants can be picky when they are choosing their rental property. After all, there are plenty of options to choose from. As such, their choice could boil down to a specific rental’s amenities.

But some amenities can be more appealing than others depending on the lifestyle and the needs of a tenant. For example, a family would appreciate more storage space but if a tenant commutes to work, a safe and ample parking space would be essential to them.

If you are looking to rent out your Poway home, the following are some amenities that we at Halcyon Real Estate believe you should consider, to make your home attractive to prospects.

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Provide Secure Parking

A tenant who commutes to work will need a home with a safe and secure parking area. The tenant will probably be looking for a designated parking spot that is safe and secure.

This is especially desirable in a densely packed city like Poway. Here, parking space tends to be notoriously difficult to find. As such, if you are able to provide one, you’ll most likely have an easy time renting out your property.

Upgrade the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of a home. So, if your kitchen features are outdated or in bad condition and require renovation. Chances are that you’ll have a hard time renting out the property.

Luckily, upgrading your kitchen doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. The following upgrades should get you started:

  • Switch out old appliances for newer, smarter models to make your kitchen as functional and enjoyable as possible.
  • Invest in great quality countertops. Go for something like granite that is durable, long-lasting, and has a great finish.
  • Replace old and worn-out cabinets. If you don’t have the budget, consider refacing them instead.

You also don’t want to forget about the flooring, as well. Remember, a home’s kitchen floor receives the most beating. It’s where liquids spill and stains frequently happen. As such, consider installing flooring that is not only durable but also easy to clean.

A great option is hardwood. Hardwood flooring is not only beautiful but also economical and easy to care for.

Enhance Your Outdoor Space

How much outdoor space does your Poway rental property have? Does it feature a balcony, patio, or garden area? If it does, then your property may be able to stand out from the competition.

The following are some things that may help spruce up your outdoor space.

  • You may want to invest in features like a grill, sitting areas, or lighting for patio or porch spaces.
  • Great landscaping to help add an extra touch of polish.
  • Other additional amenities you can add include external sound systems, swings, hammocks, and more.

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Flexible Pet Policies

The majority of tenants in the U.S are pet owners. The National Pet Owners Survey estimates that over 90.5 million families or 70% of all U.S. households own a pet. This is an increase of 56% of U.S. households three decades ago.

Pet owners treat their pets like family and so are always looking for pet-friendly rentals. So, by making your rental home pet-friendly, it means that you’ll be able to enlarge your prospective tenant pool.

In addition, pet-friendly rentals have been found to offer the following benefits.

Increase Security

Your tenant’s safety is your responsibility. So, savvy tenants will want to rent where they feel safe and secure. For this reason, gated access is one of the most popular amenities that renters look for when looking for their next property.

Other common security amenities that renters look for include security cameras, automatic locking doors, alarm systems, and secured package delivery.

Add Plenty of Storage

You’ll impress prospective tenants if your property has built-in storage spaces and walk-in closets. Furnishing the property with storage units is a great way to appeal to tenants. Renters, especially those with families, usually prefer homes that offer ample space to store their belongings without having to buy wardrobes or extra containers.

If your property doesn’t have walk-in closets, you might want to consider installing them – it’s a great way to keep your renters happy. The best thing is that no serious structural changes have to be made.

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Smart Upgrades

We’re living in the digital age, where technology makes life a lot easier. Over the past couple of years, tenants, just like everyone else, have embraced smart home features. While smart features aren’t usually the deciding factor for most renters, they still remain a popular amenity.

Examples of smart home features you may want to install include the following:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Lighting control
  • Automated window treatments
  • Remote access
  • An advanced home network
  • Smart smoke detector

Bottom Line

We hope these 7 top amenities help you to attract quality tenants to your Poway rental property. If you still need additional assistance in finding top-quality tenants, or any other aspect of property management Halcyon Real Estate Services can help.

We are a full-service property management company offering a variety of different solutions for the everyday challenges a landlord may face. So, contact us today for more information!