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Using Social Media with your Property Management Company In a world where everything is at the touch of a keyboard, using social media sites can be a fantastic way to help boost your property management company. Not only does it give you an easy way to build and maintain relationships with your tenants, you can […]

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Avoiding Rental Scams In the age of technology, it’s not just renters who are getting scammed with rental properties. Now there is such a thing as tenant fraud and it can be the cause of a serious headache. Here are a few ways to help avoid all of that and to keep yourself from being […]

Breaking-Lease

While most of our blogs are geared at landlords and property management, we also get a lot of people seeking information from the tenant perspective. In that spirit, from time to time, we offer worthwhile information that concerns that segment of the population. This is one of those times. Need to Break Your Lease? Here’s […]

Choosing Flooring

Replacing the flooring in your properties is a great way to revive the look and feel of the property after so many years of use. Regardless of the quality of the pre-existing flooring, over time it wears down, especially in high traffic areas. When it comes to choosing flooring, you need to think about the […]

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So, I’ve talked a little bit about tenant retention, but how do you keep your property management clients? Getting them means marketing and promotion- but keeping them is a different area entirely. First things first, it’s important that your staff is loyal, skilled, and able to handle the tasks they are given. There are many […]

Choosing Paint Colors

When you decide to start fixing up our rental property yourself by painting, you want to really think about what is going to make the best impression. While you may have a bold style, your future tenants may not. So it is important to think through what you will be painting and which colors would […]

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Successful property maintenance involves more than just collecting rent and paying the mortgage each month. Five important areas to keep maintained properly include the appearance the property, entrances and exits, building systems such as HVAC, plumbing, and electricity, pools and hot tubs, and the roof. Costs for upkeep, losses and repairs make ongoing maintenance vital […]

Senior-Citizens

According to the most recent Census data, the population of seniors- that is, people age 65 and older is on the rise. Juxtaposed that, Harvard has recently released a report indicating that more seniors are renting, as more people are moving away from owning homes in favor of rentals. Now, while a good amount of […]

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One of the most frequently seen things in a personal injury attorney’s office is a slip and fall suit. While there are loads of things online about how to defend against such suits, and attorneys that will help with that: it’s usually just better to not have the situation where an accident can occur in […]

Paint Finishes

When it comes to painting your property for showing potential tenants, selecting the color is only half the battle. There are a variety of finishes to choose from depending on what you room you are painting, the durability you need, and the look and feel you want. Types of Paint Finishes Flat – Flat paint […]

Pets

When you decide to become a property manager with tenants, there are multiple lifestyle considerations such as smokers, handicap accessibility, and pets. Many leases will specify stipulations as to whether or not a tenant can have pets. While many times having a no pets clause and enforcing it can be pretty straightforward, there are some […]

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One of the worst hazards to navigate happens before a tenant even signs a lease: rejecting a rental application. If your pre-screening process is pretty stringent, this may not be as much of a problem- but, every now and again, it happens and handling it the right way is pretty important. Everyone deals with this […]

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Industry experts say that many more Americans are opting for vacation rentals instead of hotels, and this is a trend that has continued to grow over the course of the last decade. In the past ten years, annual revenues for vacation rentals have hit around $26 billion and in the next few years, is projected […]

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When I mentioned writing an article on Surviving The Turn, most people had visions along these lines: Or maybe even: Unless, of course, those people worked in property management. Surviving the Turn means something very different to most people than it does us, doesn’t it? Each and every year- whether you are a property manager, […]

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I think it’s been pretty well established that investing in the rental market is a wise choice if you can get in on the right properties. Multifamily apartment complexes are typically easy to brand with all of their amenities included and usually, they already come with a reputation, be that for good or bad. Those […]

DIY Tips For Fixing Up Your Rental

When it comes to selling anything, presentation is key. The same applies for renting out property. No one wants to rent a shabby apartment or house that looks like it needs more than just a little TLC. There are many DIY options for fixing up your rental that are budget friendly and just as effective […]

Mold Prevention and Treatment

Mold is a common issue in many rental properties, especially in high humidity and flood areas. Depending on the state, there may be mold laws to adhere to when renting out property.  While not all mold is toxic, some can cause health issues which is a liability and all mold causes damage to the property […]

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And what you can do about it. Whether you’re the peppy office leader or the dour sort of middle management type: you probably know that staff meetings are an important mode of communication that can be used to deliver important information, motivate your staff, and get everyone on the same page. Your staff, however, may […]

Pest Control

When managing rental properties, pest control is vital to maintaining the value of the property.  When left unchecked, pest infestations can cause a slew of problems. Not only is having a pest infestation unsanitary it can lead to legal issues if not handled immediately.  While some pests are simply annoying, there are some that are […]

Home Warranty

When you manage one or more properties, you want to cover all of your investments with insurance and warranties when it is in the best interest of the property. While it is usually required for a property owner or landlord to carry homeowners insurance on a residential property, you are not required to carry a […]

Owner Financing

Buying a home can be important milestone to achieve. However, in today’s market it isn’t always easy to just walk into a bank and get a loan. Lenders look at a variety of factors including credit score, credit history, and debt to income ratio, as well as ability to repay. If you do not meet the criteria […]

Pool Rules

There are many perks to renting an apartment, one of which is the amenities such as the pool if the apartment complex has one. If you rent an apartment in a complex that has a pool, there are rules of etiquette you will want to follow to keep the pool a clean fun place. After […]

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Every rental property owner’s been there. The beginning of a new month, which means, all the bills are due. Also, the rents are coming in. This will include all sorts of things, from home owners’ association dues, to mortgages, to utilities that you cover. If you’re still shoeboxing it: this is nerve wracking and you […]

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Property management fees are important and when we look at them, they have to be seen as with any other business expense. First, of course, as a property owner, you want to look at the types of services and the quality of those services provided- but also, have a broad scope of different property management company quotes. Bear in mind, when you hire a property management company- you’re hiring someone to take care of a really big investment for you. As such…don’t you think they ought to be seen as an investment, too?

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Finding and screening good tenants is one thing: but how do you keep them, once you have them in place? Tenant retention is something that not only saves you money, but saves you a lot of headaches.

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