To those of you out there who are landlords, I’d like to propose that you do something nice, to thank your good tenants. Everyone likes to know they are appreciated, and even a small gesture of your gratitude, would be thought of fondly by your tenants.
Having been both a tenant and a landlord, I know many of the issues, and concerns that face both parties. As a landlord, I have experienced the stress and frustration that a bad tenant can bring. Now that I once again have a good tenant, who has been a pleasure to rent to for the past year, I feel very grateful for a year free of landlord/tenant worries. Not only have I been stress free, but my tenant has been taking extra good care of the rental property, even keeping the yard very tidy, and well tended.
So this Christmas, as I reflected on this, I felt compelled to give my tenant a small gift, and a card expressing my appreciation. And I would like to challenge other landlords out there to consider doing the same. It doesn’t have to be much, just as long as your good tenants know that you value and appreciate them. The holiday season is a logical time to do this, but any time of the year is a good time to say “Thank-you”.
I know some landlords may have multiple rental properties, and many tenants, but I still feel it’s important to show the ones that are good, in some way, that you appreciate them, and the fact that they are taking good care of your investment, your rental property, while providing you an income.
If you’ve ever had to go through the experience of a bad tenant, you’ll know just how valuable finding and keeping a good tenant is.
Thank-yous and appreciation can go both ways, of course. Tenants who have an exceptional landlord, who goes above and beyond to make you feel at home in your rental property, should be thanked as well.