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What to Get Your Summerville Renters for the Holidays

Christmas Gift Basket for Summerville TenantsSummerville landlords know how hard it is to find –and keep– quality tenants. A simple way to build good relations with your tenants is by giving them a small appreciation gift for the holidays. Keeping your tenants happy might take some effort but happy tenants are more likely to take care of your rental property, pay rent on time, and stay longer in your rental home. A simple holiday gift will go a long way in letting them know you appreciate them staying.

Your renters will appreciate a tenant gift that is useful and appropriate for their particular situation. Simple housewarming gifts often make the best tenant gifts. Send your tenants a bottle of wine and some gourmet cookies and you could be on your way to building a strong rapport with them. A small houseplant, a thank-you card, or a set of monogrammed coasters would also be something your tenants would find useful.

If traditional housewarming gifts are not your style, you can give your tenants other gifts. You can give them a free property upgrade as a gift instead. An inexpensive upgrade that will make your rental property more comfortable for your current –and future– tenants would be to install USB ports or smart devices. A video doorbell or smart thermostat will not just benefit your tenant but will also increase the value of your property. It is an investment that will pay off in multiple ways.

Other tenant gift ideas are less tangible but are much appreciated. A free movie night or a simple gathering can be a fun holiday event for multiple tenants in the same town or area. Another gift idea is a helpful service like a water or furnace filter delivery. If financially viable, you could also give them a break on upcoming rent increases, perhaps delay their increase for a few months. Surprise them with a polite card indicating your intention to gift them lower rent for a few more months.

At the very least, you should send your tenants a card for the holidays. This act of goodwill can go a long way in improving your landlord-tenant relationship. If you do send them a card, be mindful of your tenants’ religions and cultures. They may not celebrate Christmas like most people, so your safest option would be to wish them “Happy Holidays” instead. This way, you can show respect for your tenants as you send good wishes their way.

Whatever you get your renters for the holidays, make sure it is thoughtful and appropriate. Give time and effort in choosing the right gift as these efforts will definitely pay off. If you live at a distance from your properties or are pressed for time, a great option is to hire a professional Summerville property manager to do it for you. At Real Property Management Distinguished Care, we actively cultivate good tenant relationships in many different ways. Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 828-342-9683 today!

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