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What Is Pokémon Go And How Is It Affecting The Rental Market?

What Is Pokémon Go And How Is It Affecting The Rental Market?

By RPM Central Valley

STOCKTON, CA. – Since its launch, this month Pokémon Go has been the number one free mobile game that almost everyone is either talking about or playing but the BIG question is how is it affecting the rental market?

In this article, we will cover how Pokémon Go is affecting the rental market and what you can do to capitalize on this trend or protect your tenants if you’re concerned about people invading your rental property in the hopes of finding Pokémon.

About Pokémon Go

If you’re not familiar with Pokémon Go, the game is based on the hit 1990’s TV show and collector card series and as the Millennial generation grew out of their desire to collect Pokémon they never lost their interest in this concept that’s why Nintendo invented this mobile, an augmented reality game that enables it’s players to find Pokémon in real life so essentially they can eliminate the cards while finding Pokémon in cities across the United States.

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go and the Rental Market

This game has spawned a variety of trends, especially in the rental market where property owners are publishing game information in their listings including Pokestops, Pokémon Gyms and more in the hopes of luring Millennials and players from other generations to their rental properties.

What’s shocking is that some property owners aren’t just using Pokémon Go to market their rental properties, they are also using Pokémon Go terminology in listings for homes they are selling too.

How You Can Protect Your Tenants

With this game the reality is that not everyone is excited about this game because many players have gotten into accidents and trespassed on private property in the search of Pokémon. If you’re searching for ways to protect your tenants from players here are several helpful tips:

Tip #1 – Post A No Trespassing Sign On Your Property.

Tip #2 – Make Sure Pokémon Go Players Know of Where Pokestops and Pokémon Go Gyms are located in your community.

Tip #3 – Never Take Action Again Players Yourself, If They Keep Trespassing On Your Property Just Call The Police.

Contact RPM Central Valley

To learn more about the rental market in the Central Valley contact RPM Central Valley today by calling us at (209) 572-2222 or click here to connect with us online.