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Which Upgrades Will Offer the Best Return on Investment for My Warren Rental Home?

Landlord Remodeling the Common Area of Their Rental Property in Waterford

Thriving rental home ownership necessitates firm, long-term planning. Part of this planning demands integrating scheduled upgrades and improvements to keep your property fresh and competitive. Single-family Warren rental homes are a nice, profitable investment although they should be attentively managed to stay profitable and keep property values high. Scheduled, regular improvements are key in maintaining competitive rents and tenants in place. But in fact, not all upgrades give high returns for the cost. To get the most out of every dollar spent on your rental property, it’s necessary to choose improvements that will have the biggest positive impact on your property‘s value and appeal.

Focus on Curb Appeal

The first thing to figure out related to property improvements is that really expensive renovations do not necessarily bring in the biggest gains. As stated by real estate experts, affordable fixes and repairs are typically the best way to get going. Upgrades that increase a property’s curb appeal tend to cause higher property values than upgrades on the home’s interior.

As an example, transforming a garage door gives a quick and huge boost in curb appeal. A quality garage door can swiftly update an aging exterior and is less possible to break down or encounter problems for several years. For tenants making use of a garage door all day, that can be a reassuring signal that the Warren property manager cares about the appearance and function of the home as much as the quality of the tenant’s life there.

In the same vein, replacing a shabby or hideous-looking front door can create higher appeal and rent. One of the first things a prospective tenant focuses on when touring the property is exterior doors, for instance, garage doors. For the best first impression possible, pick a quality exterior door for your property that is both secure and visually lovely.

Upgrades for the Heart of the Home

Another upgrade that can pay off greatly is updating the kitchen. A wonderful kitchen is one of the major reasons tenants desire one rental home over another. Multiple people spend a lot of time in the kitchen and make use of it as a gathering space for friends and family. Though a kitchen upgrade doesn’t need to be large-scale, replacing appliances as they wear out or resurfacing cabinets can be of great help toward keeping the kitchen up-to-date and tenants satisfied.

Clean and Current Bathrooms

Clean and fresh-looking bathrooms are another item that delivers measurable results. And there is no need for really expensive fixtures or features. Even a simplistic bathroom can bring on a lot of value to a rental home and keep tenants long-term. Missing tiles, failing grout or caulk lines, and outmoded cabinets should be replaced on demand or as needed to keep things looking clean and current.


You and your tenants benefit when you plan and organize your upgrades strategically for maximum impact. At Real Property Management Metro Detroit, we offer complete property evaluations that can help property owners make planning and establishing upgrades an effortless part of property management. We, additionally, execute market assessments for each rental home and make custom recommendations as needed. This method helps keep every property competitive and rent for the highest amount possible. Contact us online to learn more.


Originally Published on May 17, 2019

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