As a landlord, you’re always looking for ways to make your homes nicer, more tech-savvy, and sturdier, but you’re also always looking for ways to make life easier for the people who rent from you. It’s a well-known fact that good landlords tend to have good tenants, and if you make them happy they are likely to stay in your rental home for a long time.

If you are renting out furnished apartments in Austin, then you’ve already added amenities such as nice furniture, a possible fireplace in the living room, and even a smart TV hanging on the wall for your tenants. Whether your downtown Austin apartments are one, two or three-bedroom units, your rentals will go faster and stay filled longer if you have a few products and amenities in place for your tenants. In this article, you’ll find a few products that will make life easier for your renters and therefore easier on you as well.

1. Natural Mosquito Repellent


In your Austin, TX apartment complex, you’ve probably already taken care of pest control for your renters, from mosquito repellant in their apartments to the citronella candles in the pool area and sprays at the fitness center that they enjoy using on a regular basis. However, it’s also a good idea to have some type of natural mosquito repellent on hand as well. Spring and summer in a Texas backyard can be full of mosquitos, ticks, and other creepy crawlies that your tenants don’t want to have to deal with, and not everyone feels comfortable spraying DEET everywhere.

Some mosquito repellant products that you could keep on hand for them are oil of lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, herbs, rosemary, and other natural products that will keep the insects, such as mosquitos, and other pests at bay while your renters are enjoying the summer heat in the backyard of their apartment complex. You’d be surprised to discover the efficacy of a natural repellent based on citronella or geranium.

2. Smart Appliances


Whether it’s a smart home smoke detector or energy-efficient smart appliances, your renters will thank you if they move into a home that has smart appliances in the kitchen. Not only will a smart home smoke detector work to keep your tenants safe, but it will also protect your property from fire as well.

Energy-efficient smart home appliances will also make the energy bills cheaper for your renters, so they don’t move to find somewhere that has lower energy bills. Smart appliances also make it possible for you to rent your units for a higher price.

3. Better Location Options


As a landlord, you’re going to want to try to please your tenants. This means that you need to offer them locations to rent that fit with what they need. Perhaps they’re going to have to move to be closer to their new job or they want to move closer to family. If you have rental locations in those areas, offering them to your current tenants to keep them from moving onto another rental property is a good idea. You want to keep as many good tenants as you can, and offering better locations is a great way to do it.

4. Good Quality Furniture


Putting good quality furniture in your fully furnished rental apartments is also a good way to keep your renters happy and content. A rule of thumb to follow when you’re choosing furniture for rental units is to ponder if you would want the furniture you’re choosing to be in a home you’re living in. If the answer is yes, then you’re good to go. If the answer is no, then you need to rethink your choices.

These are just a few of the products and home remedies that will help to keep your renters happy and in your rental home or apartment for a long time to come.