One of the most important parts of any bedroom, whether it’s a rental or a live-in home is the mattress.
If you want to instantly increase the value of your rentals and ensure that your tenants leave your property saying “That was amazing!” then you need to take the quality of your mattress into consideration.
But there’s a problem, most “good” mattresses cost an excess of $1,000, many of them reaching up to $5,000 or more (Temperpedic we are looking at you!) making it extremely unrealistic to buy top of the line mattresses for all of your rentals.
However, there are a couple of solutions to help you find a great mattress at a great price!
1. Mattress Store Blowouts
One of the first and easiest ways to find a great mattress for your rental properties is to find mattress outlets either running massive sales or going out of business.
When events like this occur, you will typically be able to find top-notch mattresses at a 50% (or more) discount.
Look around your area, and don’t be afraid to put a few miles on your car or pay a delivery charge if you find a really high-quality deal that is outside of your “jurisdiction”.
2. Online Mattress Retailers
These stores are honestly the best value that you are going to find on the market.
Not only are their mattresses extremely high quality, but they are also sold at a wholesale price, meaning that you can purchase an extremely comfortable and durable mattress for pennies on the dollar.
In addition to their great quality and price point, almost all of the big retailers offer 100-night trials and will pick up the mattress for free if you don’t love it.
While there are a plethora of companies to choose from, the three that I recommend you check out first are Leesa, Tuft and Needle, and Casper.
Tuft and Needle is the cheapest option with firmer mattresses and more skin in the game (they basically pioneered the online mattress industry).
Leesa is the most highly recommended with sponsorships from individuals like Michael Phelps and prices that are only a hair more expensive than TN.
Casper comes with the most bells and whistles, including custom made mattress foundations, and framed but they are also the most expensive company.
Peruse their websites and decide for yourself, with their killer trial policy, you have nothing to lose.
3. Local Markets
If neither of the above options works for your budget or needs, then you should check out your local Crag’s List, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace offers.
There are a plethora of goodies available on these websites and you will often be amazed at how people will literally give away thousand dollar mattresses for free.
Be sure to turn on your notifications and keep a weather eye on these websites.
You will be very glad that you did.