If you’re looking to purchase an investment home, a quick search for available homes near me can show you the variety of homes that are available in the East Valley.

Finding the right investment home is just the first step. As an East Valley real estate specialist, I can help you locate the best home to get you the best return.

Once you have purchased your investment home, the next step is to make your home attractive to renters. For example, if you are looking to attract a specific type of renter, like snowbirds, you can make some minor alterations to the home to help generate interest.

With snowbirds, the key is ease of use. Most snowbirds want the less is more approach. The least amount of maintenance and upkeep they need to do the better. They want a nice, comfortable home to use as their base, but they want the convenience of stay and play. Here are some additional tips:

  • One of the ways you can attract snowbirds to your home is through landscaping. If you’ve ever done your own landscaping, you know that it can be a daunting task. Take a look at your rental home’s front and back yard and determine what you can do to reduce any kind of upkeep on behalf of the renters. A desert landscape is always a good idea to keep things simple. Of course, if you don’t want to remove any of your current landscaping, you can always provide monthly landscaping service for your renters.
  • Another thing to consider is offering your home furnished. Many snowbirds want the ease of living in a home without having to bring furniture, bedding, kitchenware, etc. By providing a fully-stocked home, ready to live, you will attract more snowbirds.
  • You may also want to help ease your renters’ stay by providing regular pest service as part of their rental agreement. By taking care of the small things, you’re allowing your renter to see the big things. Like their home for the next several months.

If you want help finding available homes near me for an investment home, contact me, Big Mike. I can help you locate the ideal place for your rental. As an area resident, I know of several available homes near me that would make a perfect rental home for snowbirds or year-round renters..