As a Dawsonville landlord, you know that quality tenants are hard to find — and are even harder to keep. A well-thought-out appreciation gift is a good way to build strong relations with your tenants. Put in some effort to keep your tenants happy because happy tenants tend to take better care of your property, pay rent on time, and stay in the rental home longer. Even a simple holiday gift will let them know you appreciate them.
A good tenant gift is one that your renters can use. Housewarming gifts often also make the . Even a box of gourmet cookies or a bottle of wine can build rapport with your tenants. Your tenants would also likely appreciate a small houseplant, a thank-you card, or an elegant set of monogrammed coasters.
If you do not want to give your tenants a traditional housewarming gift, there are a lot of other options. A lot of tenants would really appreciate instead of a gift. An inexpensive upgrade that will make your rental property more comfortable, as well as be attractive to future tenants, would be to install USB ports or smart devices. Even a simple video doorbell or smart thermostat could mean a lot to your tenant and will also increase your property’s value. This is an investment with multiple benefits.
Other tenant gift ideas are less tangible but no less appreciated. If you have multiple tenants in the same area, you could host an event for your tenants, like a free movie night or gathering. Another useful alternative would be to gift them a helpful service such as water or furnace filter delivery. If financially viable, you could even delay their rent increase for a few months. This rent break on upcoming increases will be something they would appreciate. A polite card stating your intentions to give them the gift of lower rent for a few more months will be greatly appreciated.
If you can’t decide on anything, you could just send your tenants a holiday card. This basic courtesy could be an effective way of building goodwill. Be mindful of your tenants’ religions and cultures when sending cards, too. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so if you are not sure if they do, it is best to wish them “Happy Holidays” instead. This way, you show your tenants that you respect them as you send your wishes.
Regardless of what you decide to give your renters for the holidays, see to it that it is thoughtful and appropriate. Take time to choose and deliver the right gift because these efforts will be well worth it. If you live a distance from your rental properties, it might be a good idea to hire a professional Dawsonville property manager to do it for you. At Real Property Management Stellar, we actively cultivate good tenant relationships in many different ways. Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 706-864-5456 today!
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