Every now and then, you luck out and find a tenant that you just absolutely love to have in your unit. When this happens, you are going to want to do whatever you can to keep them for as long as possible. If you get a tenant that pays their rent on time, doesn't complain about little things, keeps a clean unit, and gets along well with everyone around them, you know that they are the kind of people that you want to keep. There comes a time, however, when even the best and happiest tenants will start looking for a new place. If your tenant has said that they are thinking of moving out and you don’t want them to, what can you do? Here are some ideas to help you possibly keep them around.

1. Rent Rate. One of the most common reasons for people to move is due to the price they are being charged. While naturally you still need to make money on your rental property, it is important to be mindful of the rates around you. No matter how much someone likes your property, they can be priced out of it. Make sure you aren't doing that to your tenants that you like.

2. Tell Them. If you truly like your tenants, say so! Everyone likes to hear that their presence is enjoyed, so if you want to keep your tenants, try telling them. It may not change the outcome, but if they don’t think they are being appreciated or that you don’t care about them beyond their rent check, it might help. It will at least be added to a list of why they may want to stay.

3. Ask
. Ask your tenants why they are moving. It may seem simple, but you never know if it may be something that you can work with them on. While things like needing more space may not be something you can help, there are other things that you may be able to work around to keep a good tenant.

When you have someone move in that you really enjoy, you’re going to want to keep them. Here at Talley, we promise that you will love any tenant we help you find. We know that good tenants are hard to come by, but we can help you find the best. Give us a call today and see how quickly we can you find a tenant you will never want to leave!