As a landlord, you want to ensure that your tenants have a good experience at your rental property, from the first time they walk into their new home to the time they leave. Happy tenants tend to stay longer, write good reviews, and offer recommendations to other potential tenants. For this reason, you may want to consider giving your tenant a good first impression with a welcome gift! Whether you’re renting apartments or single-family homes, a welcome gift can show your tenants just how much you care.
At Minnix Property Management, we know that you care for your tenants, but if you’re trying to manage multiple properties or balance your rental with a full-time job, it’s not always easy to stay on top of your tenants’ needs. That’s where we can help! We offer professional property management services, allowing you to keep up with all of your properties and continue to provide your tenants with a positive experience. If you have questions about the services we can provide, give us a call! In the meantime, continue reading below for a few ideas of welcome gifts you can give your tenants.
First and foremost, you want to provide your tenant with their own copies of any important information regarding their new home. For example, you will want to include documents such as a copy of their lease, community guidelines, emergency maintenance information, parking information, a list of utility companies, and more. You can place all the necessary information in a convenient folder so that your tenant can keep it all in one place.
Toilet Paper and Soap
When you first move into a new place, the necessities such as toilet paper and soap may not be the first thing on your mind. If the tenant brought some from their old home, there’s a good chance that it’s buried in one of their many boxes, and if they didn’t, then they will need to make a trip to the store to get some. In an effort to make the best first impression, consider supplying your tenant with a few of the necessities to tide them over until they can get to the store, such as a roll of toilet paper and a bar of soap.
Gift Cards to Local Restaurants
After spending the day unloading a moving truck and unpacking boxes, the last thing your tenant is going to want to do is cook, so why not take care of their first meal? Consider giving your new tenant a gift card or two to some of the local restaurants in town. There’s a good chance you will be able to make a deal with restaurant owners if you buy in bulk, and your tenant is sure to appreciate the gesture almost as much as they appreciate the food.
You can never have too many coffee cups, and providing your tenant with a coffee cup or reusable water bottle is sure to make them feel welcome. Not only will a coffee cup allow your tenant to enjoy water or coffee without having to dig through their boxes, but if you buy mugs and water bottles with your logo or the name of your rental company on them, you can also potentially benefit from the free advertising!
The point of a welcome gift is to make your tenant feel more at home, so why not make your gift practical? Consider adding some sponges, disinfectant wipes, or even some microfiber towels to your welcome gift. Including these items will not only make your tenant feel more welcome, but it’s also more likely that your tenants will actually use them.
Book of Coupons
Depending on your budget, you may not be able to add gift cards or more expensive items to your welcome gift, but one way you can make up for that is to include a book of coupons! Consider reaching out to businesses in your area to see if they would be interested in offering special deals. You can offer discounts on spa treatments, haircuts, free appetizers from local restaurants, and so much more! Your new tenant is sure to appreciate the gesture, and it will encourage them to try some of the local places.
Last, but not least, make sure to include a handwritten note in your welcome gift. The note doesn’t have to be very long, simply welcome your tenant to their new home and let them know you appreciate them choosing your rental property and to let you know if they have questions. While your first thought may be to print multiple copies of your welcome note to save time, writing the note out by hand will give it a personal touch that your new tenant is sure to appreciate.
Contact Minnix Properties Today!
Thoughtful gestures go a long way to help ensure that your tenants are happy, but if you’re struggling to keep up with the day-to-day tasks, Minnix Property Management is here to help! We offer professional property management services to property owners throughout West Texas. Explore our website to learn more about what we can do to help streamline your business, and if you’re ready to get started, give us a call today!