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How to Pet-Proof Your Evansville Rental Property

Cute Lazy Dog Laying on the Floor“A dog is a man’s best friend” is a common phrase to describe how close we are to our animals.  This phrase is particularly suitable for the average household as pet ownership numbers have invariably mounted. Just about 65% of households have acquired a pet, and the newest survey by has shown that nearly 72% of renters have pets.

As an Evansville landlord, it is imperative that you are watchful of the newest trends that can relate to your business. The Humane Society of America posted the newest article meant for investment homeowners and landlords that defined the favors of renting to pet owners, seeing that landlords have a richer pool of prospects to consider on and that these residents tend to settle longer in a unit, undercutting overheads for advertising and turnover.

When you join with Real Property Management Results, we help make sure that your property is put together with the right residents, and their pets, if you elect to authorize this on your property. Study more on how to pet-proof your Evansville rental property today.

Why You Should Pet-Proof Your Property

One of the key reasons that you should pet-proof your property is to attract more excellent and qualified residents that keep our rental property business thriving. By anticipating renting to a pet owner, you can make changes to your lease agreement and physical property in preparation of a pet residing in your rental property.

Many landlords worry they will get a “bad pet” and regret letting them on the property. This can typically be avoided, however, with the proper pet screening procedure, which guarantees that the pet has been screened and approved just like a normal resident.

Pet proofing your property is one of the best ways to control potential damage to your property. While the security deposit that your resident gives will cover any damage caused, no one wants to redo the floors or give the walls a new layer of paint before it is necessary. By making pet-smart decisions with your rental property, you can circumvent this and do business with homeowners with pets.

How to Pet-Proof Your Property

Irrespective of whether your property has already been set up for residents, or if you are in the remodeling stage, there are many easy ways to pet-proof your property. Save money by using these cost-effective ways to rent to pet owners with less potential headaches.

Flooring appears to be the largest concern for landlords when renting to pets, with concerns that their lovely hardwood floor will be damaged. This can be protected by applying polyurethane, which seals wooden floors and protects against these aspects or considers installing laminate flooring that looks like wood flooring but holds up better to traffic when remodeling.

Think of the exterior of your home as well. Consider installing pet doors or granting the authority to have them installed if you have a fenced yard. Patios and balcony railings should be made be safer with gates, plexiglass, etc. Also, the paint you use in the home can go a long way in ensuring you protect your investment. While flat paint is less expensive to apply, semi-gloss or velvet paint permits easier wipe-down and clean-up when friends have mishaps, furry or otherwise.

Heavy, thick blinds are also ideal both to keep your rental property cool in the summer and trap heat in the winter, but additionally to prevent an animal from pulling down blinds or playing with any flimsy cord or fabric. Baby gates can also be used, but this is something you should task your resident with providing and protecting.

Take advantage of these pet-proofing tips for your Evansville rental property and begin seeing the benefits of allowing pets on your property. If you would like more information about Real Property Management Results and our services, contact us online or call us at 812-461-1676 today.

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