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How to Find Good Tenants: Worthwhile Property Repair & Improvements

The ideal tenant is within your reach. Rental property repair and improvements are a worthwhile investment to increase occupancy in your building.

The rental market is growing, particularly in urban areas. More people are opting for the convenience of renting and living in town—which is great news for property owners, particularly in cities. While you can’t change your building’s location, simple property repair, improvements and upgrades will easily increase your appeal to the ideal tenant. Not only will upgrades boost your occupancy, you’ll retain great tenants who are willing to pay a little more for their ideal property.

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Why Update An Old Building?

You can make some easy energy efficient building updates to refurbish old buildings and help the environment.

The US Department of Energy reported that just last year, commercial buildings were responsible for 50% of the energy consumption in the United States, costing the economy over $400 billion. And that’s just in one year. Clearly, there’s a major problem here—one that falls under the overarching issue of sustainability. This type of spending and resource consumption cannot continue if we, as a species, plan stick around for the next century.

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outdoor social area with 2 lawn chairs encourages sustainable communities

Building a Green Community: Cultivating Tenant Buy-In

The benefits of a sustainable community will be noticeable to both your tenants and to you, as property owners/managers.

If you’re anything like us, you’re thinking about the future—about sustainability, responsibility and community. As an environmentally aware apartment/condo owner or manager, you’re doing your best to up your sustainable community and reduce your building’s carbon footprint.

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