The transient nature of military life means that your new tenants are constantly having to look for new grocery stores, the best pizza delivery, and favorite parks. Help make their lives just a little bit easier as they transition to your town, by sharing your knowledge!
1. Go Digital
Wow potential tenants from their first contact with you by offering those who inquire about a home a digital welcome packet that includes general information. Fun activities for kids, great local restaurants and practical information about how utilities work in your area are a great place to start. Establish yourself from the get go as a helpful resource.
2. Check With The Chamber
In many counties, the local Chamber of Commerce prepares a package for new residents with coupons and advertisements geared to them. Since you are likely your tenants first local contact, check in with your local Chamber of Commerce to see if you can provide each tenant with one of these packets.
3. School Help
Military children face both academic and social challenges when they switch schools. Creating a transition that’s as easy as possible is a priority for parents. For each of your properties, provide information about school registration (who to contact) and any district wide policies or handbooks available.
4. All Those Little Things
Compile a list of recommended businesses for basic services that most people would use ie: stylists, mechanics, and similar service providers that you typically discover after living in an area for a while.
5. Move-In Ready
When your new tenants arrive, they are likely traveling separately from their belongings. DoD contracted movers do not transport any liquids, so your tenants will arrive without even the most basic necessities. Welcome them to their new home with the little things they need for the first night or two! Find some creative variations on Pinterest.
Ease the pain
Military service members and their families are moving pros, but still appreciate when you make the effort to ease the pain where possible. A little thought and effort lays the ground work for a positive and productive relationship!
We want to know:
Do you welcome your tenants with a little gift?