Managing an apartment complex or multi-family residential property can come with a unique set of challenges, as managers must deal with both constant property maintenance and tenant needs. High tenant turnover can complicate it even further as the search and screening process for new renters can be tedious, so it's important for many property managers to keep their current tenants happy. When tenants are offered stunning landscaping and fun outdoor amenities, they are far more likely to renew their lease, recommend the complex to others, and help increase the demand for available units. In today's LMC blog post, we'll look at specific ways landscaping services can help attract and retain long-term tenants for apartment complexes.
Attractive Entrances and Landscaping
First impressions make a difference, whether you're applying for a job, going on a blind date, or touring an apartment complex. Apartments and other multi-family residential properties can go a long way in making a positive first impression by offering attractive entrances and breathtaking landscaping for visitors and residents to see upon entering the property. These areas of high visibility let potential tenants know that the property is well maintained, and can help provide peace of mind that their apartment will be well maintained also.
Improve Property Security and Personal Safety
One of the things potential tenants look for most in renting an apartment is a safe place to call home. They want to know they and their loved ones will be safe walking around the complex in the day or evening hours, and that their property and vehicles will be protected even when they're not home. Landscaping services that can improve safety and security include well-lit entrances and parking areas, landscape lighting near sidewalks and pathways, clear visibility from pruned trees, and taller hedges to provide privacy.
Outdoor Amenities and Greenspaces
One of the reasons renting appeals to many is because they simply don't have the time or desire to perform maintenance and upkeep on a home or a yard. However, many renters still want the benefit of having greenspace or outdoor amenities to enjoy throughout the year. When apartment complexes can offer fun, well maintained, and beautiful greenspaces and outdoor amenities, this can be the deciding factor for renters who want outdoor space for hosting friends and family.