To have your Waukesha rental home protected and also be attractive to high-value renters, take a look at your exterior lighting. From basic safety to curb appeal, there are many reasons you should add exterior lighting to your rental home. If none of your rental properties have exterior lighting systems installed yet, below are some of the advantages you can get from adding one.
The first benefit of exterior lighting is, well, light. Well placed exterior lighting is crucial for tenants to be able to enjoy and be comfortable in the home. They want to use their outdoor spaces at night. They may want to use it for events with family or friends, or even to sit outside at night and enjoy the place alone; this is only possible with exterior lighting, making it attractive to tenants.
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.
Take to account property values and curb appeal as well. A carefully designed exterior lighting system can enhance certain aspects of your property, create visual appeal, and showcase landscaping or architectural features. A properly lit house does more than increase the value of your property, it also increases your capacity to attract high-value renters and your ability to retain them.
Lastly, exterior lighting offers a significant value when it comes to home security. Criminals or vandals scanning around for their next target would usually move on when faced with a house that has a properly lit exterior. There are some areas that would benefit from a “light-fueled mischief deterrent” but don’t need it switched on for the whole night; for these areas, you can install motion detecting lights. This added security also affects the tenants, making them want to stay longer.
For these reasons, you should seriously consider installing exterior lighting for your rental property in Waukesha. By placing exterior light fixtures in a few strategic locations, you can craft a safe and attractive rental property that will benefit you for many years. If you are interested in learning more about Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee or have questions regarding how our property management services can help you, contact us online or call us at 262-309-6961 today.
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