RENT Magazine Q3 '21

With property-wide WiFi coverage, residents can watch Netflix and YouTube while enjoying the sun in the swimming pool or working out in the gym. They don’t have to rely on their mobile carriers to roam around the building. 4. Helps Renters Who Are Working from Home Covid-19 has changed the concept of work. Even as things go back to normal, there are speculations that 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home. Even people who have internet services are looking for apartments with community-wide WiFi. It ensures that they have a backup internet service in case something goes wrong with their primary connection.

The work-from-home crowd is a lucrative market. Generally, they work in high-end professions. It means you can rent your apartments at higher prices to working professionals who consider internet connectivity an essential service. 5. IoT-Enabled Smart Apartments Are Cutting-Edge In the last few years, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices like smart thermostats, smart lightings, and smart locks have penetrated consumer consciousness. These technologies give your rental property an edge. Smart buildings feel modern and they attract more renters.

You should talk with your community-wide WiFi service provider to figure out if you want to incorporate the cost as part of the regular rent or if you want to set it up as a separate line item. Either way, you have an opportunity to increase the revenue from your rental properties. 3. Tenants Have More Freedom of Movement Tenants have restricted connectivity with personal internet service. If you offer luxury amenities like common lobbies, work areas, swimming pools, and gyms, it makes sense to add community-wide WiFi so residents can move around without having to worry about connectivity.

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