What features are remote workers looking for?
Since the start of Covid-19, we’re seeing more remote workers in the United States than ever before, especially in Florida, but the big question is what are remote workers really looking for?
In this article we will answer this question and provide you with insight into the features that remote workers are looking for in rental properties.
1. Smaller Units
Know thy audience. This lifestyle caters to people who can move around easily and have disposable income, and that’s more often than not single people or childless couples. These types do not want to pay for a large house, lawn watering costs, a big garage, etc.
They are going to be focused on studios, one- to three-bedroom condos, and small single-family homes. (I’m including up to three bedrooms because it seems couples may both want their own office, and they may have visitors while they stay at your place.)
People that do not have kids but do have money usually have fur babies. I know, because I’m one of them. Her name is Monday, she is a Wheaten Terrier, a diva, and Mommy’s Special Girl. She would be a major consideration for me if I were going to travel for a month somewhere, and knowing she would be welcomed would elevate a potential rental for me.
Don’t overthink this one: You don’t have to have a doggy door or a yard or eight different leashes, you just need a lease that allows for pets.
3. Good Wifi
This one is pretty basic. Save yourself some headaches and pay for the really good wifi. This will help you avoid calls and tension between you and your tenant during their stay. Also, if you are catering to this crowd, it makes total sense they consider this a must.
Turns out a lot of remote workers bring cars and need parking. One parking spot is all you need. If you live in a city and have two spots, I’d recommend renting out the second spot to a different party—I just don’t think most remote workers will need more than one spot.
5. Office “Stuff”
This is something that I personally believe will photograph well and make your rental listing more attractive. It can be as simple as a cute shelving unit or a rolling cart, but make sure your rental has Android and iPhone chargers, a Macbook charger, Post-It notes, notebooks, pens, stapler, scissors, and a corkboard.
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