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5 Factors that Influence How Long a Tenant Will Stay

Tenant and Buhl Property Manager TalkingAs a Buhl rental property owner, it’s critical to determine the factors affecting how long a tenant will stay in your house. If you can keep your tenants happy and secure, they will likely stick around longer. Even though you may be unable to control everything that will affect the length of your tenant’s stay, there are some things you can do to favor longer lease terms and a more satisfied tenant. Let’s look more deeply at the top five factors that affect tenant retention.

1. Condition of the Rental Property

The first factor is the condition of the rental property. If your house is in the best condition, with no major repairs required, your tenants are more inclined to be satisfied and stay longer. Tenants also appreciate properties that are well-maintained and clean. If you habitually take care of small maintenance issues and keep the property tidy, your tenants will likely be more satisfied and stay longer.

2. Property Maintenance

If you have a proactive, comprehensive approach to property maintenance that is responsive to tenant needs, your tenants will bear it in mind and appreciate it. When you indicate that you care about the condition of your property, you encourage your tenants to do the same. Additionally, if you respond swiftly and suitably to tenant requests for repairs and maintenance, tenants will be more willing to choose to stay in your rental house.

3. Rental Rates

If your rental house is priced too high or if you raise the rent too often, tenants may be tempted to search for a low-priced option. On the other hand, if your rental house is priced too low, tenants may fear that the quality of the property is not up to par. You have to do a market analysis each year to find the rental price for your property that is fair and in proportion to comparable properties in the area.

4. Landlord-Tenant Relationship

If a Buhl property manager has a strong relationship with tenants and encourages frequent, positive communication, they will want to live in that rental house. But, if you have a terrible relationship with your tenants or are unresponsive to their needs, they may be more eager to move as soon as their lease is up.

5. Property Location

While you may be incapable of influencing everything about your property’s location, you can help your tenant see its benefits. If your rental property is located in a beautiful neighborhood with good schools and is accessible to amenities, tenants are more likely to want to stay longer. In addition, targeting your advertising to the type of tenant whose lifestyle most closely matches the area may help you obtain longer stays. You must know your local rental market and your target demographic and market your property accordingly.

You may encourage longer lease terms if you understand the factors that influence how long tenants will stay in your rental property. Of course, keeping your property in excellent condition, taking a proactive approach to repairs and maintenance, creating a fair rental price, having a wonderful relationship with your tenants, and marketing your property to the right audience all need time and effort.

Consider hiring Real Property Management Magic Valley if you’d rather spend your valuable time on other things. We manage everything from maintenance to marketing to tenant communications, helping keep your tenants in your rental properties longer and maximize your earning potential. Contact us online today!

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