With apartments increasingly available, renters are more demanding than they used to be.
Here are some key issues that landlords should consider, according to Apartments.com, whose recent survey of renters showed that 60 percent of apartment dwellers intend to move in 2010.
Flexible leasing terms. Flexible terms ranging from month to month to two to 10 months to two years can satisfy residents willing to pay for the convenience.
Lifestyle-friendly services. Accepting dogs and even offering a dog-walking service, a fitness center and Internet availability are simple things that can keep tenants from moving.
Utilities included. Having electricity, phone, cable and Internet part of their rent appeals to many tenants.
Source: Apartments.com (01/19/2010)