Landlords - 8 Amenities to Include in Your Rental Unit

Dated: November 9 2021

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The increase of pricing in the Oahu housing market and lack of inventory has left some potential homebuyers renting instead of purchasing. As a result, these renters may not just be viewing Oahu rentals as just a temporary steppingstone to homeownership and expect their rentals to have nicer amenities than in previous decades. 

If you’re a landlord, there are 8 amenities your Oahu rental should consider including: 

1. Dishwasher – Rentals without dishwashers may experience more turnover than those that include one. 

2. Washer and Dryer – With all the great space-saver appliances on the market, there is no excuse not to find room for a washer/dryer unit. 

3. Alarm System – Security systems cost a few hundred dollars and can add value to your rental. 

4. Pest Control, Gardener, Pool Service – Renters are looking for low-maintenance homes. Including these services in your rent also ensures your property stays in great condition. 

5. Air conditioning – Homes with air conditioning always command higher rents than those without. 

6. Private Parking – Whenever possible, make sure there is a designated parking spot for the renter. 

7. Outdoor Space – While not always possible, when looking for new investment properties, opt for one with outdoor space. 

8. Home Warranty – avoid unexpected repair costs by adding a home warranty to the property. 

Oahu Rentals have become a necessary alternative to homeownership for some. These renters will pay top dollar for the best properties. Make sure your unit stands out by offering the amenities modern renters want. 

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Kasandra Shriver

Kasandra Shriver started her career in real estate 2012, and joined HomeQuest, Realtors LLC in 2014 where she is a Broker. Kasandra is both a homeowner and investment property owner and has the pro....

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