It’s highly recommended that you make an active effort to encourage tenants to become involved in the community, and that includes grass-rooted community organizations and programs, just like the neighborhood watch. The moment tenants are taking an interest in their community, they create a safer neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Jerome property owners achieve the benefits of low vacancy rates and higher property values.
What is a neighborhood watch?
Neighborhood watch is a stand-out, citizen-led program in which the members establish themselves, teaming up with local law enforcement to prevent crime. In fact, the National Crime Prevention Council has alluded that such programs are the optimum method to reduce residential crime rates.
If there is already a neighborhood watch program in your rental property’s neighborhood, we recommend passing on a communication encouraging your tenants to join up. Many renters are happy to contribute their time to a community that meets their needs and reflects their values, and mainly need a small ounce of encouragement. When tenants are invested in making sure that their neighborhood is safe, they are more likely to form positive relationships with community members, stay in the home longer, and keep your investment property from being targeted and maligned by neighbors.
A safe, protected rental home and satisfied tenants are both keys to a successful long-term investment strategy. At Real Property Management Magic Valley, we work with property owners and our local community to manage quality rental properties. Our property management experts recognize how important it is to promote and sustain good relations with neighbors and community leaders. Contact us or call us at 208-734-4001 for more information.
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