You can protect your Dunnellon rental home and make it attractive to quality renters at the same time by placing strategic exterior lighting. From basic safety to curb appeal, there are many reasons you should add exterior lighting to your rental home. If your rental properties don’t have any exterior lighting systems in place, consider adding one. As we will see below, there are many benefits to having one installed.
The first benefit of exterior lighting is, well, light. Tenants need sufficient exterior lighting to appreciate the home and feel comfortable. They want to be able to enjoy their outdoor spaces even after dark. They could host events for friends and family or just take some time alone enjoying the night air. Either way, adequate exterior lighting would really be a big draw.
Everyone will also benefit from the improved safety and security exterior lighting offers. Areas that greatly need this assurance of safety include doors, walkways, driveways, and pools. Making sure that these areas are well lit can prevent many tenant injuries on your properties. Slips and falls are a major cause of tenant lawsuits and proper lighting can be extremely helping in avoiding these incidents.
Think about how this affects property values and curb appeal. A carefully designed exterior lighting system can enhance certain aspects of your property, create visual appeal, and showcase landscaping or architectural features. Not only does the property value of a well-lit house increase but it would make it more attractive to renters as well, helping you get quality renters and retain them.
Lastly, exterior lighting offers a significant value when it comes to home security. Criminals or vandals choose easy targets and a house with a properly lit exterior is a sign that it may not be an easy target, so they usually move on. For areas that would benefit from lighting but don’t need to be lit all night long, you can place motion detecting lights. Think of them as a light-fueled mischief deterrent. The additional security also affects how the tenants feel, encouraging them to lengthen their stay.
For these reasons, you should seriously consider installing exterior lighting for your rental property in Dunnellon. By putting exterior light fixtures in strategic spaces, you can create a rental property that is safe and attractive; and will generate good returns for many years. If you want to know more about Real Property Management Diversified or have questions regarding how our property management services can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 352-854-2221.
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