There are many benefits associated with encouraging your tenants to be friendly with one another, but perhaps the biggest reason to foster community in your rentals is that it can make your job easier and more enjoyable!
The question is, exactly how do you foster a friendly rental community?
- Start a tenant newsletter
Many groups and agencies send out newsletters to their members, so why not treat your tenants as a member of your community by sending out a newsletter? Not only will it make them feel like they’re developing a trusting relationship with you, it gives them and their neighbors something to talk about.
Need a little help figuring out what to put in your newsletter? Click here for a few tips.
- Schedule regular meetings
Many communities and homeowner’s associations meet regularly, so why not plan to meet regularly with your tenants? If you schedule a meeting on the property every month or so, you’ll build a closer relationship with your tenants, and it gives them an opportunity to speak with each other about shared concerns. It also gives you a chance to conduct general inspections, make repairs, and discuss renter concerns without fielding phone calls and emails.
- Start a Facebook page
If you haven’t already, start a Facebook page. It’s a quick and easy way to stay in contact with your renters, and it’s a great way for them to get to know each other. Try posting weekly questions, plan holiday events, or consider planning a bake sale to benefit charity.
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