As a Tulsa landlord, finding –and keeping– a quality tenant can be hard. A simple way to foster good relations with your tenants is to give them a small appreciation gift for the holidays. Put in some effort to keep your tenants happy because happy tenants tend to take better care of your property, pay rent on time, and stay in the rental home longer. Even a simple holiday gift will let them know you appreciate them.
Give your renters a thoughtful and appropriate tenant gift. Most of the best tenant gifts are also housewarming gifts since everyone usually likes them. You can build rapport with your tenants over some gourmet cookies or a bottle of wine. Most tenants would also appreciate a small houseplant, a thank-you card, or some monogrammed coasters.
There are also a lot of alternatives to traditional housewarming gifts if you don’t want to give your tenants those. A lot of tenants would really appreciate a free property upgrade instead of a gift. USB ports or basic smart devices are inexpensive upgrades that will make your rental property more comfortable for not only your current tenants but for future tenants as well. Even a simple video doorbell or smart thermostat could mean a lot to your tenant and will also increase your property’s value. It will be an investment that will pay off in a lot of different ways.
Other tenant gift ideas are less tangible but no less appreciated. A free movie night or a simple gathering can be a fun holiday event for multiple tenants in the same town or area. You could also gift them a useful service like water or furnace filter delivery. If it is financially viable for you, you can give them a break on any upcoming rent increases by delaying 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.
If nothing else, a holiday card would be appreciated by your tenants. This is not just good practice, but it could also be a gift to encourage goodwill. Be mindful of your tenants’ religions and cultures when sending cards, too. Many people do not celebrate Christmas so your best bet would be to wish them “Happy Holidays” instead. This way, you will be respecting your tenants while still sending 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 happen to live far from your rental properties or are strapped for time, you can always hire a professional Tulsa property manager to do it for you. At Real Property Management Tulsa, we actively cultivate good tenant relationships in many different ways. Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 918-532-7020 today!
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