You can attract quality renters and improve security at the same time by placing exterior lighting in your West Fargo rental home. From basic safety to curb appeal, there are many reasons you should add exterior lighting to your rental home. If none of your rental properties have exterior lighting systems installed yet, below are some of the advantages you can get from adding one.
The first benefit of exterior lighting is, well, light. Well placed exterior lighting is crucial for tenants to be able to enjoy and be comfortable in the home. They want to use their outdoor spaces at night. They may want to use it for family gatherings, hanging out with friends, or even to just spend an evening alone, and the exterior lighting can make this happen, making it a big draw.
Everyone will also benefit from the improved safety and security exterior lighting offers. Many tenant injuries can be prevented by properly lighting the driveways, walkways, doors, and pools of your properties. Slips and falls are a major cause of tenant lawsuits and proper lighting can be extremely helping in avoiding these incidents.
Take to account 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 house that is well-lit will not only make your property value better but will also bring in and hold quality renters.
Finally, exterior lighting offers a significant value when it comes to home security. Criminals or vandals studying which target to go for will often choose a house without a properly lit exterior. Motion detecting lights are a very good option for spaces that don’t need to be lit throughout the night but would still benefit from a light-fueled mischief deterrent. The extra security also makes the tenants feel more secure, even giving them the urge to stay longer.
For the reasons we’ve listed above, you should look at exterior lighting as a necessary investment for your West Fargo rental home. By placing exterior light fixtures in a few strategic locations, you can craft a safe and attractive rental property that will benefit you for many years. If you want more information about Real Property Management Optimum or have questions regarding how our property management services can help you, contact us online or give us a ring at 612-730-8293 today.