by Mary Anne Ragragio
Posted on 2019-07-09 09:08:15
5 Ways to Show Your Tenants an Appreciation
For most landlords, they sometimes experience dealing with problem tenants. It seems easy to put the center of the interest on the tenants if a situation goes wrong. Like if they break something in the apartment or they failed to pay the rent on time. And so it makes sense if landlords sometimes focus on problem tenants though it is a daunting task. Most landlords already know how to deal with problem tenants, and the process of eviction and legal actions, if ever necessary.
But how about those good tenants that landlords want to keep? All landlords are hoping and praying to have a good tenant come along, hence, it is just reasonable to show appreciation to good tenants to make them stay and make them feel that their landlords care for them and are being appreciated. It will help tenants to stay when their landlord or property manager cares to respond to their maintenance issue right away, responding with the tenant's complain quickly and appreciating tenant for being a good rule-abiding tenant. Here, we will share 5 ways to show appreciation to your good tenants that may help them stay for a while.
Token of Appreciation
Giving your good tenants a small token of appreciation – especially during the holidays can make your tenant feel that you care for them. Anything will do, but one good example is a household item, something that they can use at the household like cutlery item or spray air freshener. They will for sure remember you each time they will use the item.
One Time Discount on Rent
You can surprise them with a discount off of their next month’s rent. And this will definitely make your tenant very happy. Even something as small as $50 - something that's definite to be well received!
One of a great way of appreciating your tenant is being responsive when they need you. One good example of doing this is when you attend to their maintenance request and provide them assistance as soon as possible. Fast response time will make them feel that you care. Tenants are like a regular customer, attending to their concern seriously - and addressing their issues in a timely manner is absolutely important to tenants.
Build a good relationship with your tenant
Organizing something that will connect you to your tenant - like organizing a summer picnic is one way of helping to build a landlord-tenant good relationship. This kind of event gives the landlord an opportunity to interact and build a connection with their tenants in a more casual environment. Even if the tenant will let say not be able to attend the event, being invited makes them feel like they are important already. The top reason why tenants can't move to a different apartment is because of the landlords who treat their tenants like a family.
Say Thank You
Saying thank you to anyone makes a person feel good. So expressing your gratitude to your tenant by doing it either in person or through a thank you card is letting your tenant know how grateful you are as a landlord for having a great tenant like them renting your property.