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Which Upgrades Will Offer the Best Return on Investment for My Fargo Rental Home?

Landlord Remodeling the Common Area of Their Rental Property in Moorhead

Successful and profitable rental home ownership calls for good, long-term planning. Part of this planning includes recurring upgrades and improvements to keep your property newly updated and competitive. Single-family Fargo rental homes are a really solid investment but it necessitates being delicately managed to stay profitable and keep property values high. Regular improvements are pivotal in maintaining competitive rents and keeping tenants in place. On the other hand, not all upgrades contribute high returns for the cost. To get the most out of every dollar spent on your rental property, it’s very important to bring about improvements that will have a positive impact on your property‘s value and appeal.

Focus on Curb Appeal

The first thing to know about property improvements is that the expensive restorations do not give back major payoffs. It is reported by real estate experts, that cost-efficient fixes and repairs are typically the perfect way to start. Upgrades that heighten a property’s curb appeal tend to develop into higher property values than upgrades on the home’s interior.

To cite an instance, transforming a garage door contributes an immediate and significant boost in curb appeal. A quality garage door can immediately update an aging exterior and is less likely to break down or cause problems for a lot of years. For tenants using a garage door once a day, that can be reassuring proof that the Fargo property manager cares about the appearance and function of the home exactly as much as the quality of the tenant’s life there.

Likewise, replacing an unstylish or worn-out front door can produce higher appeal and rent. One of the first things a prospective tenant checks when touring the property is exterior doors, such as garage doors. For the best first impression possible, use a quality exterior door for your property that is both secure and visually attractive.

Upgrades for the Heart of the Home

Another upgrade that can be profitable is updating the kitchen. An attractive kitchen is one of the major reasons tenants decide on one rental home over another. Most people spend a lot of time in the kitchen and utilize it as a gathering space for friends and family. Conceding that a kitchen upgrade doesn’t need to be a major one, replacing appliances as they wear out or resurfacing cabinets can make a great difference toward keeping the kitchen up-to-date and tenants satisfied.

Clean and Current Bathrooms

Clean and recently updated bathrooms are another item that confers measurable results. And there is no need for really expensive fixtures or features. Even a simplistic bathroom can give a lot of value to a rental home and continue to keep tenants long-term. Missing tiles, failing grout or caulk lines, and very old cabinets should be replaced if applicable to keep things looking clean and current.


You and your tenants benefit when you plan and iron out your upgrades strategically for maximum impact. At Real Property Management Optimum, we bestow extensive property evaluations that can assist property owners with planning and making upgrades a no-sweat part of property management. We, over and above those, apply market assessments for each rental home and offer custom recommendations. This efficient approach helps keep every property competitive and rent for the highest amount possible. Contact us online to learn more.


Originally Published on May 17, 2019

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