Top Six Apartment Amenities Renters Can’t Resist

Top Six Apartment Amenities Renters Can’t Resist
Some apartments fare better than others when attracting and retaining tenants. One factor that comes into play is the amenities and features offered in the home. Here are six apartment amenities proven to be big draws among renters.

Flexible pet policies

  • It’s common for prospective tenants to find great apartments only to turn down the opportunity because of this rule: no pets allowed. And nowadays, this rule is turning off more renters as a significant market owns pets (65 percent, according to the National Pet Owners Survey).
  • Having flexible pet policies for your rental property will enable you to tap into this market, and there are many ways to implement these rules.
  • On the one hand, you can go the absolute route and welcome all pets, regardless of size, breed, or kind, without imposing fees or deposits. On the other hand, you can add size and breed restrictions, especially if the apartment is on the smaller side. You can also charge additional fees for dogs. This article will guide you should you choose to take this direction.

Laundry facilities

  • Packing your laundry and taking it to a laundromat can be a chore, especially if you don’t have the luxury of time. Apartments offering in-unit washer and dryer certainly adds convenience. No wonder it is one of the most popular amenities renters look for when searching for apartments.

Outdoor spaces

  • Having greenery in your rental property not only adds curb appeal− but also increases your chances of attracting new renters and keeping tenant retention at an excellent rate.
  • If there is space, add a garden with a couple of benches or a sitting area. Balconies, decks, patios, and fenced-in yards have also proven to be big draws. Adding small vertical gardens or plants can still incorporate outdoor living into the apartment for limited spaces. It would be so much better than just cement and brick.

Central air conditioning/heating

  • Depending on the location, this feature is increasingly popular in apartments. Those in hotter, more humid climates look for air conditioning− having windows is not enough. Meanwhile, renters living (or moving) in towns or cities in colder climates consider a heating system an absolute must-have, especially where temperatures can go below freezing point.


  • Apartments with utilities all available and ready are also beautiful among renters. It saves time and makes moving to the home even more convenient, especially for renters who relocated from different cities or states. The most basic utilities, such as water, electricity, phone, and Internet connectivity, should do the trick.

Parking space

  • Many renters own cars, making a garage or parking space a must-have feature in apartments, especially in cities where off-street parking is a no-no. Some landlords charge extra for this amenity, while others offer parking space with the apartment.

Turn your rental property into a success.

You can quickly increase your rental income by replacing small things and minor turnover projects. If you are turning over your rental unit and looking for new ideas to make it more attractive, please don’t hesitate to contact Ray Amouzandeh at (415)494-7009

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