Lighting is a crucial feature of any rental home. The style, amount, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can affect the success of your rental properties in Ocala. Lighting might seem unimportant, but residents want to rent homes that are nicely and efficiently lit. Good lighting adds warmth to a rental home, strengthens security, and can even lower utility bills. With the wide range of lighting options now available, it is easy for property owners to locate the ones that are right for their properties and residents.
When taking into consideration the number of lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start is by updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, unstylish, or otherwise ugly lighting fixtures can be a deterrent for potential residents who may think that the owner does not perform regular property maintenance tasks. This is especially true if there are any broken lights in the home. Residents need to see that every factor of the rental home is being maintained to feel satisfied enough to stay for years on end.
In addition to essential maintenance, there are many options for energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the extensive range of styles and functions make energy efficient lighting a great choice for property owners. Ocala residents will be happy with the reduced utility bills, and owners can add safety features to their rental homes. Decorative touches and efficient functions are included in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
On top of distinguishing the types of lighting for your needs, the placement and number of lighting fixtures is another important point to consider. Safety conscious residents may want more exterior lighting, especially over each entrance and in dark corners. For instance, installing a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help residents feel safer and give an energy efficient safety net to your investment. Other examples include creating many layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and putting up ceiling fans in bedrooms. These small features can give an upgraded feel to the entire rental home.
While there are many lighting options, the best strategy is to select quality, simple fixtures that will add to the value of your investment. At Real Property Management Diversified, we can help you find the perfect balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties freshly updated and well-maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 352-854-2221 for more information you may want to know about our property management services.
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