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The Pros and Cons of Nashville Rental Property Upgrades

Rental property with hardwood flooring and granite countertops; upgraded kitchen.
Rental properties need updates through time to maintain their appeal and value. Old-fashioned fixtures and worn-out interiors can greatly lower rental income.


It’s necessary to carefully select the right time to update them. Replacing carpets, repainting walls, and updating appliances every few years is a nice start. That being said, extensive upgrades particularly granite countertops or hardwood flooring might not be worth the cost. Taking into account the positives and negatives, the pros and cons, can make the decision much more manageable.

The Pros

Upgrading rental properties can make them more attractive to potential tenants. When renting a home, tenants often seek out properties that bestow features and amenities that align with their determined lifestyle. To attract potential renters, refurbishing your rental property with modern kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, and other fine features may be necessary.


After renovating your rental properties, you can certainly foresee to increase the rent on an improved and renovated rental home, depending on your market. Quality upgrades can attract potential residents open to pay more for a better living experience. These residents are also, over and above that, apt to take better care of the property, which can amplify the long-term profitability of your rental properties.


Similarly, utilizing quality materials for upgrades can add value to your rental properties and maximize their lifespan. With long-lasting value and return on your investment, properly using higher-quality materials is a good call for rental property owners.

The Cons

When planning to upgrade your rental property, securing that the upgrades add value is key. Overspending on upgrades can bring in a more exorbitant cost that might not be recoverable. Upgrades call for an initial cash investment, so studying your budget and always making certain you have sufficient cash flow to cover the cost of home improvements while waiting for the prospective return is fundamental.


Before you opt to upgrade your rental property, you must take into account the conceivable problem of overpricing it. One way to avoid losing out on potential tenants is to investigate comparable properties in your area and ascertain whether your updated property’s price point is acceptable. This will help secure that you’re offering a fair price and staying competitive in the market.


It is secondly primal to ascertain that not all upgrades will increase the value or demand for your property. You should take the time to be aware of which upgrades are crucial and which ones are not. This will help you avoid costly upgrades that do not add value to your rental property.

Deciding on Property Renovation

If you’re doubting whether your rental homes are getting enough attention from potential residents, think about redecorating and updating them to keep up with the competition. If your rental properties have an out-of-date design and feel that may not appeal to most renters, putting together a plan to renovate and modernize the homes can be a favorable approach.


You can enhance your rental properties’ overall appearance and functionality by implementing upgrades particularly new appliances, updated flooring, fresh paint, and modern fixtures. These upgrades will grant your rental homes a fresh look and make them more appealing to renters.


Contact us today for more information on suitably optimizing and maximizing returns on your real estate investments in Nashville and the surrounding area. Real Property Management Investor’s Choice can offer competent advice and guidance on management and real estate investment matters. Call us at 615-810-9578.


Originally Published on August 31, 2018

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