When making your Kalamazoo rental home attractive to good renters while protecting it at the same time, one detail to keep in mind is exterior lighting. From basic safety to curb appeal, there are many reasons you should add exterior lighting to your rental home. If you don’t have an exterior lighting system for your rental properties yet, here are some benefits you can get from installing one.
The first benefit of exterior lighting is, well, light. Proper exterior lighting is necessary for the comfort and enjoyment of your tenants. They want to make use of the outdoor spaces in the evenings. They may want to hold parties and gatherings for family or friends or stay outside by themselves to enjoy the night alone, and this can only be done if there is sufficient exterior lighting– making it a big draw.
Everyone will also benefit from the improved safety and security exterior lighting offers. Many tenant injuries on your properties can be prevented by properly lighting walkways, driveways, doors, and pools. Slips and falls are a major cause of tenant lawsuits and proper lighting can be extremely helping in avoiding these incidents.
Think about property values and curb appeal as well. A carefully designed exterior lighting system can enhance certain aspects of your property, create visual appeal, and showcase landscaping or architectural features. A properly lit house does more than increase the value of your property, it also increases your capacity to attract high-value renters and your ability to retain them.
Finally, exterior lighting offers a significant value when it comes to home security. Criminals or vandals will often skip a house with a properly lit exterior when they’re looking for an easy target. There are some areas that would benefit from a “light-fueled mischief deterrent” but don’t need it switched on for the whole night; for these areas, you can install motion detecting lights. This added security also affects the tenants, making them want to stay longer.
These reasons alone should hopefully convince you to consider investing in exterior lighting for your rental property in Kalamazoo. By setting up exterior light fixtures to illuminate certain strategic spaces, you can be the owner of a safe and attractive rental property; and it will serve you well for a long time. If you are interested in learning more about Real Property Management Investment Solutions or have questions regarding how our property management services can help you, feel free to contact us online or by phone at 616-419-8880 today. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.
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