Painting Company for Rental Property

Learning how to hire a painting company for rental property is a skill every landlord and property manager should have. One of the most popular property improvement projects that rental property managers and landlords undertake every once in a while is painting. Regardless of the project scope, hiring a professional painting company is the secret […]

Flooring for Rental Property

At some point, every landlord and property manager will need to know how to hire a flooring company for rental property. This guide will help. How to Hire a Flooring Company for Rental Property – an Overview If you think just picking out the right flooring is all you need to do when getting new […]

Social Media for Landlords

Know how to leverage social media marketing for landlords is important in today’s environment. It helps you connect with everyone from your tenants and property managers to contractors. Here are a few of the biggest reasons why you need to be active on social media. It Gets Your Name Out There Social media gives you access […]

Security Deposit Tips

Short and sweet, here are a few security deposit tips for landlords. This isn’t a fun topic, but it’s an important one. How Much to Charge for a Security Deposit Nobody likes to think about it, and even fewer people like dealing with the hassles that come with this issue. Most property management firms know […]

Investment Property Tax

Investment property tax deductions are on every landlord’s mind this time of year. Fortunately for you, we’ve put together the most comprehensive guide on the internet! Let’s start by talking about the two big ones. Mortgage Interest- The Biggest Tax Deduction for Landlords Unless you’ve already paid down most of the mortgage, you’re likely paying thousands […]

Find Tenants on Social Media

Knowing how to find tenants for rental properties using social media is an important skill for any property manager. The vast majority of people always have their phone next to them, and check social media throughout the day to see what’s going on in the world. The good news for you is a lot of […]

Real Estate Investor Partners

Knowing how to find real estate investor partners in your area can help you build up a portfolio fast. Even though investing with other people has disadvantages, there are a number of advantages as well. For the sake of time, we won’t go into the pros/cons of investing with a partner, except to say you […]

Finding Great Tenants

Sometimes finding great tenants requires going to great lengths.

property management cartoon

We thought it would be fun to do a light-hearted series of cartoons about being a property manager. Here is the first one.  Let us know what you think!

Year of the Renter With more vacancies due to renters being unwilling or even unable to pay higher amounts of money, property owners are scrambling to find ways to attract new tenants while keeping their current tenants hooked in. That’s why they’re calling this “the year of the renter.” Do you agree? 10 Hottest Housing […]

residential property managers

Choosing the right residential property managers for your business is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. Even though it takes a significant time investment, it’s more than worth it in the long run. Think about it- these are the people that will: Market your property’s vacancies Screen potential tenants Collect rent Deal […]

Opinions On This Year’s Market Head-to-Head Some believe 2017 will mimic 2016’s slower patterns, while others aren’t so optimistic. What are your thoughts? Millennials’ Domination of the Market Expanding Once again, millennials seem to be dominating the market, but not just in rentals. The myth that millennials only want to rent is being disproved as […]

A Growing Number of Millennials Are Entering the Housing Market Studies show that millennials (people ages 18-35) are making up an increasing share of the home buying market, particularly in suburban areas. A survey shows that 65% of the respondents are renting because of cost and financial circumstances. However, more of these millennials are starting […]

There are a lot of people out there right now trying to learn how to start a property management business. For some, it’s to provide a little bit of extra spending money. Others are looking to transition into a new career, and some just want to diversify their skills if their job is unstable. Whatever […]

SLO Rental Inspections Under Fire The newly elected City Council in San Luis Obispo, California, are throwing darts at the rental housing inspection ordinance, in which rental homes are subject to routine city inspections on a three-year cycle to ensure they conform to health and safety codes. The policy was created because of concerns about […]

property management experts

Let’s face it- the term “property management experts” is kinda vague. One person may consider a property manager an expert just because they have 2-3 years of experience. Others are of the mindset that a much more extensive time frame, such as 10-15 years, is necessary. Either way, there are a few key components that […]

property management websites

The team wanted to share a few useful property management websites with a lot of great information on the industry. They have everything from certifications and education to local events and news. Whether you’re new to property management or you’ve been in the field for a while and just want to learn more, these sites […]


Federal Reserve Hikes Rates The Federal Reserve bumped rates by 25 basis points to between 0.50% and 0.75%, and are guided toward more rate hikes in the year 2017. Real estate economists are predicting a modest increase in home sale growth, but not as much as 2016. A mixture of caution and enthusiasm are advised in […]

Is green-certifying your rental property worth it? That’s the question many property owners and developers ask themselves when it comes to their rental properties. Getting your rental property certified might seem daunting. However, you might be surprised to learn that 54 percent of multifamily builders are choosing to build 15 percent or more of their […]

apartment management software

Apartment management software is supposed to make your job easier, right? The whole point is to help you schedule maintenance tasks, collect rent, check on work orders, communicate with investors, etc. But it doesn’t always work so well. Here are a few examples of things that can go wrong if you go with the wrong […]


Climate Change Could Swamp East Coast Real Estate Rising sea levels are changing the way people think about waterfront real estate. Over the past five years, home sales in flood-prone areas grew about 25 percent. This has made state lawmakers in Massachusetts and New Jersey to begin pushing to impose new rules on real estate […]

property maintenance companies

Investigating property maintenance companies is something every landlord and property manager has to deal with at one point or another. Unless you’re large enough that you have an in-house crew, you’ll need to call on the experts to help with both minor and major issues now and again. But some people- especially DIY landlords- are reluctant […]

Thinking about converting that long-term rental into a short-term Airbnb?  Or even considering a new investment for this purpose?  You might want to think twice if everything on the other end of the pond is looking to be peaches and roses.  Because that’s far from the truth. In addition to the fact that short-term rentals are […]

realty management

A great realty management company is one of an investor’s most important assets. Even though the real estate itself is great, it’s a great management company that makes the investment worth it. The reasons why are the exact same reasons why this industry will never go away. Even though things like rental property management software […]


How Trump’s Presidency Could Impact Real Estate Markets After the recent election investors are curious about how Trump’s Presidency will affect real estate. Based on his current values there will no doubt be a short-term stimulus to the economy. A combination of tax cuts and government spending in the form of upgrading nation’s infrastructure and […]