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Our Most Valued Asset, the Tenant

Huntserville Tenants Receiving Keys to their RentalReal estate is the most valuable asset for many Huntserville rental property owners. But then, it may be that your most valued asset isn’t your property but your tenant, particularly if you consider that the definition of an asset is something that produces cash flow. Nevertheless, a vacant rental house cannot generate rental income; you need rent payments to produce a profit.

Rental property investing is a business, and like many successful businesses, you need loyal and satisfied customers. When you are in the business of rental real estate investing, you should consider that your “customers” are your tenants. That means being interested in them and their well-being, while they are in the rental home, is your top priority.

Tenant Satisfaction: It’s Just Good Business

Tenant turnover is one of the most typical grounds for a substantial dip in the annual cash flows of rental property owners. Possessing a vacant rental property, even for a short period of time, comes with a long list of additional expenses, such as cleaning and repair costs to even lost rent.

With all the advertising costs, background checks, and other expenses related to that process, it can take time to find a new tenant. On top of that, all of the rental’s ordinary expenses are no longer compensated by the rental income, further hurting your bottom line. Whenever tenants leave at a fast rate, it becomes unlikely that you will take in any profits from your rental property.

By reducing or eliminating tenant turnover, you can avoid this kind of situation. You can start by finding good tenants and then endeavor to keep them. A good tenant will not only keep to the terms of their lease but will do so cautiously and reliably. You can expect that since they care about the property’s condition, they will want regular communication with their landlord so that they can report maintenance issues and ask questions.

Lastly, a good tenant will always pay rent on time and in full each month, giving you a stable rental income for the duration that they live in the home. When you come by a good tenant, you should work hard to encourage them to stay in your rental home for as long as possible.

Valuing Your Assets

A really good way to encourage long-term stay is to treat your tenant with concern and respect. By doing so, your tenant will feel valued as a person. They would know for certain that they are not just a number on a balance sheet for you. Why should this matter? Valued tenants value property. This means that when tenants are valued, they would pass that on and care for the rental home.

You can help your tenant feel valued by establishing regular, productive communication. This goes a long way to cultivating a positive relationship with them. When they request maintenance or repairs, be sure to respond quickly and appropriately. Tell them your estimated timeframe and makes sure to stay within it. Provide advance notice to your tenant when it’s necessary to enter the property. Also, make sure to ask for their schedule before setting appointments for home services. These are some ways you can show your tenant respect.

As an investor, you really want your investment property to give good financial returns. But as a landlord, the secret to maximizing your profits is by giving priority to your tenants. When you understand that your tenants are more valuable than the real estate you own, you can be more effective. Treating your tenants as your most valuable assets allows you to focus on tasks that help you achieve your property ownership goals.


At Real Property Management Experts, we understand the value of tenants. That is why we offer Huntserville property management services that include finding and keeping good tenants for your rental homes. Would you like to learn more about what we have to offer rental property owners like you? Contact us online or call us at 704-220-0110 today!

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