For single-family homes, families with children are often your tenants. . Property owners often specialize in a certain type of property, and different types of property appeal to different demographics. Single individuals might prefer a studio apartment. A pair of newlyweds might find that an apartment with a single bedroom and bathroom meets their needs just fine. More established families may prefer a single-family house with a yard. If that’s what you specialize in, you might be wondering what you can do to make your properties more attractive to families with children. Here are a few things you can start with:

Make Your Properties More Attractive to Families With Children: Childproof It

The first priority for every parent is the safety of their children. You can make your property more attractive to families with children by adding some childproofing features. You might consider installing locking devices on kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers. Windows can be a high hazard area for children too. Cordless blinds are a safer window covering option, since they don’t have cords children can choke themselves on. And as of 2018 corded blinds aren’t available unless you special order them. If your property has a second story above ground, consider adding window guards that can help prevent children from falling from a window.

Focus on the Backyard

Homes with ample yard space for children to run around in can be more appealing to those with children. If you want to capitalize on this, there are some things you can do to make the backyard even more appealing. Fences help parents feel more secure about letting their children play outside without constant supervision. A swing is a simple addition to the backyard for children to enjoy playing outside. This could be as simple as a tire swing hanging from a tree or a more sophisticated swing set. Most kids aren’t going to be picky. Their biggest concern will be whether or not there’s someone around who can push them higher.

Make Your Properties More Attractive to Families With Children: Add a Security System

Security features can also be extra appealing to families. There are many benefits of having a security system in a home, and lots of different pieces of equipment you can choose from. Something as simple as carbon monoxide and smoke detectors can make a life and death difference. Door and window sensors can be handy for letting parents know if little Timmy is heading out the front door, or if a window has been opened. Motion sensors and different types of security cameras can give parents peace of mind when they’re away from home.

Families with children want their home to be a safe, fun place to live. By focusing on making your properties safe and fun, you’ll find they have greater appeal to this demographic.

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education, and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agents, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers, and more.

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