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Thanking Your Tenants During the Holidays

System - Thursday, December 1, 2011

One of the six basic human needs is significance. Everyone wants to feel important and feel that they are valued by others.  As a landlord, you want your tenant to know they are appreciated, and the Holidays are a great time to make this a priority. There are many ways to express your gratitude to your tenants during the Holidays.  All you have to do is think creatively!

Some landlords give tenants gift cards for pizza, coffee shops, local restaurants, or grocery stores. It doesn’t have to be a large amount. A gift card is always appreciated regardless of the amount.  Depending on the size of your portfolio, you may give a gift card ranging from $5.00-$25.00. 

Other landlords demonstrate appreciation to their tenants with gifts of food. Homemade cookies, tins of popcorn, candy, or fruit baskets are almost always welcomed. An idea we like is the five-pound box of small oranges that most groceries carry. You can’t beat them for a healthy and inexpensive gift. You can’t always know if your recipient has dietary limitations, but most folks will pass along anything they cannot eat.

Some landlords will drop off poinsettia, other flowers, or plants to brighten their tenant’s homes for the holidays.

For multi-unit landlords and property managers, a holiday card is easier to manage. You can mail each tenant a holiday card or send an ecard. The ecard is easy to send to a large number of tenants.   These days, you can’t be too careful in considering tenants’ individual beliefs and religions. Not everyone shares in the same celebrations, so don’t offend a tenant with the wrong message.

Whether you choose to send a gift certificate, fruit basket, flowers, or a card, your tenants will feel appreciated knowing you were thinking of them during the holidays.


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