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

Landlord Remodeling the Common Area of Their Rental Property in West Covina

Flourishing rental home ownership requires secure, long-term planning. Part of this planning requires periodic upgrades and improvements to keep your property newly done and competitive. Single-family San Gabriel rental homes are a great investment but they still require to be meticulously managed to stay profitable and keep property values high. Regular improvements are beneficial in maintaining competitive rents and successfully keeping tenants in place. But on the other hand, not all upgrades impart high returns for the cost. To get the most out of every dollar spent on your rental property, it’s principal to apply improvements that will have the maximum positive impact on your property‘s value and appeal.

Focus on Curb Appeal

The first thing to understand well about property improvements is that the highly expensive changes do not provide great returns. As pointed out by real estate experts, economical fixes and repairs are generally very good ways to begin. Upgrades that augment a property’s curb appeal tend to create higher property values than upgrades on the home’s interior.

By way of illustration, upgrading a garage door provides a speedy and substantial boost in curb appeal. A quality garage door can easily update an aging exterior and is less likely to break down or cause problems for a few years. For tenants using a garage door daily, that can be a reassuring sign that the San Gabriel property manager cares about the appearance and function of the home as much as the quality of the tenant’s life there.

In like manner, replacing a worn-out or grotesque-looking front door can result in higher appeal and rent. One of the first things a prospective tenant checks when touring the property is exterior doors, including garage doors. For the best first impression possible, put up a quality exterior door for your property that is both secure and visually gorgeous.

Upgrades for the Heart of the Home

Another upgrade that can unquestionably pay off is updating the kitchen. A fine kitchen is one of the major reasons tenants elect one rental home over another. Most families spend a lot of time in the kitchen and utilize it as a gathering space for friends and family. While it is true that a kitchen upgrade doesn’t need to be huge, replacing appliances as they wear out or resurfacing cabinets can make a world of difference toward keeping the kitchen up-to-date and tenants satisfied.

Clean and Current Bathrooms

Clean and currently upgraded bathrooms are another item that lends measurable results. And there is no need for very expensive fixtures or features. Even a simplistic bathroom can add up a lot of value to a rental home and continue to keep tenants long-term. Missing tiles, failing grout or caulk lines, and archaic cabinets should be replaced as necessary to keep things looking clean and current.


You and your tenants benefit when you meticulously plan your upgrades strategically for maximum impact. At Real Property Management Fairmate, we give extensive property evaluations that can help property owners with planning and successfully making upgrades a hassle-free part of property management. We likewise do market assessments for each rental home and give custom suggestions. This organized approach 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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