Halloween: A Great Way to Create Community
Besides Christmas and Thanksgiving, Halloween is one of the most festive holidays in America. According to CNN, approximately 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. One thing that separates Halloween from all of the other major holidays in American is that it is a holiday where people are less likely to travel out of town. That makes Halloween a great opportunity for landlords to host an event that will create community and connection between the people in their housing developments. So what are some great ways that you as a landlord can create a sense of community if your property developments while also promoting safety? As property managers in Redding who have over 20 years of experience managing rental properties all over Shasta County, we would love to offer you some tips and suggestions.
1. DECORATION CONTEST – this is more geared towards apartment complexes, but one way to get people involved in the holiday and to create a sense of community is to have a decorating contest. Have your tenants decorate their porches, front door, or back balconies. A great way to get people involved in this is to offer some kind of prize to the tenant who decorates the best. An awesome prize would be a gift card!
2. HOST A POTLUCK COSTUME PARTY – another great way to build relationships with and create community between your tenants is to host a Halloween party where everyone dresses up and brings some sort of snack or drinks to share. Hosting a Halloween party is a creative and lighthearted way to create connection between people. Some ways that you can make your Halloween party appealing and entertaining are to have a costume contest, a dance floor with some awesome music, and some interactive games.
3. KEEP KIDS SAFE – as a landlord or property manager, you can throw some Halloween festivities while also laying out some regulations that will keep everyone safe, especially kids. Make sure that your rental properties have proper lighting if you are planning on giving out candy to children. Be cautious of using actual candles in pumpkins. Use lights and candles that are safe for children and will not potentially create a fire hazard. Another great idea is to set up signs outside of your apartment or housing complexes to let kids know that you are open to trick or treaters. Another great children you can do to keep kids safe is give them glow stick bracelets and necklaces that they can wear so that people are aware of them. And lastly, another great way to keep everyone safe during this holiday is to increase your security.
If you are a landlord and would like more information on how you can create a sense of community in your housing developments, or if you would like to hire a property manager to create and build community in your rental properties, feel free to give us a call at Authority Property Management. We are property managers in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you in any way we can! Give us a call at (530) 410-6085.
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