When trying to attract a super tenant make sure that you use good bait.   Generally we have noticed that the tenants you attract are as good as the property you’re offering.  Nice people want to live in nice properties, not dumps.

Experience also shows us that owners who keep rent moderate or even a few dollars below the market have higher occupancy rates and more stable long term tenancies.  This results in less wear and tear on the property, reduced costs in reletting and less stress for you.

Remember it’s likely many of us rented at some stage and treating it as a home not just an investment can make all the difference.

Written by Jim Gregorio.