In a competitive housing market, finding new residents for your real estate can be a serious challenge. Both buyers and renters are constantly comparing amenities and lifestyle perks. This unit has a washer/dryer, but that one has a lovely balcony. But one thing that can help you get a real edge on the competition is also something that few building managers or real estate agents think of: Parking. Especially in busy cities where convenient parking is scarce, the right parking amenities for renters and buyers can really make the difference.
Here at ParqEx, we specialize in smart parking solutions for city residents and real-estate owners. Today, we’re here to talk about five smart parking tips that can matter most to your current and future residents.
Guaranteed Reserved Parking for Residents
Living in the city can be great, but no one likes driving home to find some stranger in their parking spot. You need to be able to guarantee to your residents that they will get a set number of specific parking spots. And that these parking spots will be available to them when they are needed. With parking management software, you can document, assign, and track each parking spot individually and guarantee to your new renters or buyers that their parking spot is reserved just for them, their family, and their visitors.
No Need for Parking Stickers or Tags
When buildings do successfully manage parking, it’s almost always with a windshield sticker or hanging tag that can be checked on each vehicle. But this isn’t always convenient for residents who may need to swap cars and sometimes forget to hang their tags. With an app that remembers license plates, you don’t need tags anymore. Just ask that residents submit the plate number of any vehicle that residents wish to park in their spots.
Easy Mobile Access for Property Gates
Then there’s gate control. A gated community that opens for any vehicle isn’t actually that protected. But at the same time, residents don’t want to have to carry around a special gate or garage opener that can be lost, broken, or costly to replace. Fortunately, modern technology makes this solution easy. Make it possible for your residents to use an app on their phones to open the gate and keeping a secure parking lot becomes easier for everyone.
Reserving Extra Parking for Visiting Guests
Even in buildings that maintain the sanctity of reserved parking spots for residents, what about when residents have guests? The few guest parking spots available often get filled up with resident’s extra cars or long-stay guests without any approval stage. Anyone with a temporary guest may find it impossible to find them a parking spot near the building.
However, if you have tight control over each space in your parking area, your guests can purposefully reserve extra parking when guests come to visit. Giving them the ability to promise guests there will be a place to park.
Enforced Parking Lot Security and Reservations
Finally, the key to a secure and satisfying parking solution is enforcement. Reserved parking spots mean nothing if strangers (or neighbors) can snag a reserved spot without consequences. Mobile-enabled parking lot security makes it easier for your enforcement team to know exactly who should be in each spot, including reserved guest spots. Your renters and buyers will strongly appreciate the security of knowing that when they reserve a spot, that spot will be waiting for them when it’s time to park.
If you want to stay competitive in the real estate housing market, parking can make-or-break a deal with a new resident. Use these clever parking tips to offer real assurance to your renters or buyers that your property comes with parking peace-of-mind. For more smart parking solutions and technology to implement them, contact us today!
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