Whenever you debate adding a new benefit for your apartment residents, you need to determine if it will increase rentals and if you can recoup your investment. If the new perk accomplishes both goals, you’ve found a winning project.
Residents Appreciate On-Site Laundry Facilities
Not every extra amenity you add to your apartment community will appeal to every resident. Even expensive perks, such as a swimming pool or exercise room, will not be used by everyone. It’s a sure bet; however, that 100% of your residents need their clothes washed each week. It is true a few renters may send out their laundry, but the vast majority of your residents need to use washers and dryers.
Check Out the Nearest Options
If you do not furnish laundry services in your community, where do your residents go to do their wash? Determine the distance to the nearest self-service laundry facility. Is transportation available? Are other apartments closer? Even if a self-service laundry is located nearby, it still is not as convenient as washers and dryers situated right in the building. When your community lacks a laundry room, you are leaving a box unchecked on resident’s wish lists.
Making Laundry Services Feasible
While beautiful laundry rooms make great impressions, most renters are happy just having a washer and dryer available for their use. At a minimum, you will need to purchase the machines, provide a safe community space to house them, and install the necessary plumbing and venting.
By installing card-operated machines, you can set the price for each laundry load. Local research can determine a competitive fee. You want to pay for your investment and operating costs but also keep your residents happy. Clothesline Mobile offers another level of convenience by providing a cashless laundry room with the ability to check your card balance on your phone.
If you’d like to attract and retain residents by adding laundry services to your apartment community, contact FMB Laundry by calling 410-324-3654 or emailing us today! FMB Laundry has the right equipment for your building’s needs.