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Hand over the keys and the Wi-Fi access

A swimming pool isn’t necessarily the top-billing amenity your renters are seeking. While they may expect outdoor gathering spaces, today’s renters also expect that you’ll provide their internet service in a wireless format. The good news is that they’re also willing to pay more for it.

Expanding coverage expected

Just a few years ago, prospective tenants would have been satisfied with a few wi-fi access points in shared areas like the pool and clubhouse. An overwhelming majority of respondents in a recent poll said they now expect community-wide wireless internet. They also expect to be able to stream unlimited video, as many residents opt out of traditional TV and head instead to Netflix and other online entertainment sources.

Smart homes trending

Renters want the convenience that new technology offers, and that includes security systems and other environmental controls they can operate from a smartphone. If they forget to lock the front door, they want to be able to open an app and lock the door remotely. They want to see how much energy they’re using, and they want to be able to monitor what’s going on at home even while they’re away. All this connectivity is going to require forward-thinking property owners to set up two wireless access points with huge bandwidth—one for smart house programming, and one for internet access—and it’s going to have to be reliable.

It’s important to say here that a majority of apartment-dwellers still say they also want a manager on-site. Contact Class A Management to take care of your residents, as well as their internet needs. Call us today at 817-284-1411 or e-mail, info@classamgmt.com.