While curb appeal is incredibly important for a home, it is arguably even more important for an apartment complex. Undoubtedly, the curb appeal of an apartment complex will either encourage or discourage potential tenants from renting an apartment from you. The appearance of an apartment complex can easily make or break a deal for many potential tenants.
To a potential tenant, an apartment complex with curb appeal will suggest to potential tenants that they will be able to feel safe on your property. It will also signal that you care about your property and your tenants. Here are a few tips that will help you maintain the appearance of an apartment complex.
Paint and Building Maintenance
Before renting an apartment, a potential tenant will attempt to imagine what it will be like to live in the apartment complex.
The condition of the actual building will have a major influence on the imagination of the tenant. Even if the inside of the building is well-maintained and up-to-date, potential tenants will be turned off if the exterior paint is chipped and faded and the building is in obvious need of maintenance. Essentially, if the outside of the building is nothing to write home about, it is possible that most potential tenants will not even bother to look inside.
Therefore, you should treat the outside of your apartment complex to a fresh coat of paint every few years. Ensure that other elements, such as doors, windows, and gutters, are well-maintained.
Parking Lot Maintenance
Besides the actual buildings, the part of an apartment complex that takes up the most space is the parking lot. Contrary to popular belief, the parking lot is more than just a place for people to park their cars on. A parking lot that is well-maintained will boost the safety and aesthetic appeal of the overall apartment complex.
Unfortunately, the average parking lot is prone to deterioration due to many factors, such as water, sun, gas or oil spills, and heavy traffic loads. You can keep the parking lot of your apartment complex in good condition by regularly filling cracks, applying seal coating, draining standing water, and retouching the stripes of your parking lot. These maintenance tips will also help you ensure that your parking lot is in compliance with various laws.
Potential tenants want to be confident that they will be able feel safe at your apartment complex at all times of day, even at night. Good lighting will boost security and give your tenants a way to find the apartment complex after dark. Ensure that all sides of every building are well-lit. Be sure every corner and section of the parking lot is also adequately lit. Maintain the lighting by replacing the light bulbs and fixtures regularly.
Green Grass & Landscaping
Every potential tenant wants to live in an apartment complex with a beautiful, manicured lawn and tasteful landscaping accents. Have a landscaper plant trees, green grass, and flowers to make tenants feel welcome and at a home on your property. Be sure to hire a landscaping company for regular mowing, fertilizing, and aerating.
Another important aspect of maintaining the appearance of an apartment complex is signage. The signage on your property will help tenants understand the property’s layout and find buildings. It is important that tenants and their guests don’t struggle to navigate the property.
Undoubtedly, maintaining the appearance of your apartment complex is important if you want to be able to attract new tenants and keep them. Fortunately, as long as you follow the tips discussed above, you should have no trouble ensuring the curb appeal of your apartment complex is top-notch. For more information about maintaining the appearance of your apartment complex, don’t hesitate to contact us.