When looking to attract high-quality renters and improve security, one thing you shouldn’t overlook is the exterior lighting of your Georgetown rental home. 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. 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 may want to sit alone outside at night or have company over– some friends or family. This can’t be done without proper exterior lighting, which makes it a really big draw.
Everyone will also benefit from the improved safety and security exterior lighting offers. Doors, walkways, driveways, and pools are all areas that must be lit well to prevent 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.
Property values and curb appeal also gets a huge boost. 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.
Finally, 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. 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 alone, you should consider exterior lighting as an important investment for your rental property in Georgetown. 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 want to know more about Real Property Management DC Metro or have questions regarding how our property management services can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 202-269-0303.
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