As future renters search for their next home, there’s a number of amenities that they look for. Location and staying within a budget are usually the two main factors, but there are other features that can be non-negotiables for some tenants. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 additional amenities renters want in their property.
A secure place for people to park their vehicles is often a common request for tenants. This could be an attached garage on a single-family home or an assigned parkade spot in an apartment building. Not only do people want a place for their own cars, but space for any visitor vehicles is an additional bonus.
2. Storage Space
When browsing through properties, people will ask themselves if they would ‘fit’ in the space. Will all their belongings fit in this home? Ample space in bedroom closets and cabinet space in kitchens and bathrooms are always sought after. For small apartments or condos with limited square footage, on-site storage units/lockers make a good compromise.
Some tenants can’t live without them! Dishwashers tend to be standard in brand new units, but some older properties don’t have them or they have outdated appliances. These kitchen appliances make day to day life easier and make the kitchen even more functional for tenants.
4. Outdoor Space
No matter how beautiful the inside of the rental unit is, tenants love having an outdoor area they can enjoy. From balconies to private backyards or shared patios, an area where they can soak in some sunshine or fresh air is a common ‘must’ in a property search.
5. Air Conditioning
Long hot summers or units with tons of sunlight can naturally raise the indoor temperature higher than what’s comfortable. Allowing tenants to adjust the temperature can be a true differentiating factor from other units on the market.
As a real estate investor or landlord, you want your units to be some of the most desired properties that attract tons of future tenants. Are you looking to make some renovations or upgrades to your units? Cornerstone Renovations can help. Or does your unit already have all these amenities and you’re looking for someone to manage the property? We can help with that too! Learn more about Cornerstone Select Properties here.