diy home projects to improve value

Contrary to what some may think, it isn’t difficult to improve the value of rental properties. And while it is an upfront investment you may hate to part with, the higher monthly rent and asset value of the home makes it a worthwhile investment… if you choose the right projects. To make sure you don’t […]

Condominium investment is a great way to get started in real estate. It’s one of the better ways to start building up a portfolio of rental properties.

App based businesses are taking the world and smartphones by storm. Apps like Uber have revolutionized the way we travel across big cities by using GPS based car requests on smartphones. Overnight, individuals with their own car could apply to be an Uber driver, and just like that, these drivers had a great money-making opportunity […]

Just as every property is different, every investor’s home property management needs are different. For example, someone who just has 1-2 single family homes for rent needs something different than someone with fifty. Investors with apartment complexes likewise need other things than someone renting out their high-end condo downtown. To help you decide what kind […]

property management

Being a landlord can be a passive venture while you navigate your investments in real-estate, or you can take a hands on approach to the industry. If you were to take the hands on approach, this would mean you would take an active role in the management and maintenance of your properties. This approach can […]

rental management company

Whether you have just one property or dozens, a great rental management company is worth its weight in gold. While most wary investors complain about “fixing toilets at 3 a.m.,” you can rest easy knowing that your property manager is taking care of it. Unfortunately, not all property management companies are top notch. After all, someone […]


Beware landlords unwilling to do background checks on tenants! Wolves in tenants clothing are desperately trying to infiltrate your properties to take advantage of you and your renters. Who landlords allow into their residential or commercial properties can have a profound affect on the kind of services they will ultimately provide, the overall satisfaction tenants […]

Working in apartment property management is tough. Even though it can teach you some very valuable skills (especially if you want to own apartment buildings yourself one day,) it’s definitely not for everyone. That said, it can be a very rewarding job. When you take great care of your tenants and employees and the owner […]

how to find good tenants

The ability to find great tenants can make or break a business. Whether you’re the landlord doing everything yourself or a property manager, attracting quality tenants is one of the most important things you can learn. When it comes down to it, there are essentially three things to focus on: value, marketing and screening. How […]

Property maintenance software is a tool that some managers swear by. They realize that without it, they would have difficulty keeping up with both emergency and regular maintenance tasks necessary to take great care of a property. That said, some consider it a waste of money. They find that paying for the software is a luxury they […]

Learning how to get started in real estate investing may seem pretty intimidating, but here’s a short and simple guide to help break this process down.

Entering the real-estate market for the first time takes a considerable amount of courage and ambition. But diving headfirst into unknown waters is never a great idea. Any investment, especially into property, is going to carry some risk; however, that courage and ambition will be your guiding light that leads you to informed decisions. Before […]

real estate valuation software 1

There’s a lot of debate on whether or not real estate valuation software actually makes sense. Data analysts will argue all day that if they can get good data, they can give you a good valuation. Veterans of the industry will tell you there’s more to it though. How can you put a value on […]

investment property tax deductions

Are you taking advantage of your investment property tax deductions? Unless you have an accountant that specializes in this field, you’re probably missing out on a few. Here are a few things to keep in mind when doing your taxes to make sure you get the best tax refund possible. Mortgage Interest- Your Biggest Investment […]

flying house

As society lays stake to more and more land and continues to develop it for residential and commercial space, the availability of environmentally “safe” land becomes scarce. Sometimes high demand land and property exist in a region that is prone to natural disasters. For better or worse, this land gets developed anyway, but not without […]

Property Management Career

A successful property manager career doesn’t come easily. Those who have been in the trenches can tell you that it can be a very stressful- yet rewarding- career path. Here are a few of those things that make the job stressful, followed by the nicer things to look forward to. Working with Difficult Tenants and […]

Decorating Your Rental Home

1. Thou shalt not renovate without prior landlord approval First and foremost, do not launch renovations or hardware replacements without asking your landlord for permission first! Few property owners like their rental property to be modified by tenants, so it is better to ask the homeowner for approval before you splash out on costly upgrades. […]

Rental Repair Management

Owning and managing your own property can be a highly rewarding feat to accomplish in your lifetime. However, this feat is not a task for the feint hearted to attempt. Maintaining your properties can often be time consuming, overwhelming, and even costly if the proper precautions aren’t taken within a timely manner. Whether your property […]

Commercial Property

The life of a commercial property manager is very different than a PM in the residential market. While there are a few similarities, you may find there to be more differences than you’d expect. Here are a few examples: Commercial Property Manager Client Relations A residential PM will usually work with two main clients- the […]

Having proper time management skills involves creating habits that will stick with you and ones that you’ll use to be successful in property management.

You’ve decided that in order to properly manage your college housing project, you are going to need property management software to keep up with the hundreds of students moving in and out of your housing units. There are just too many apartments, the students have a plethora of needs which can be overwhelming to handle on […]

Pros and cons comparison

One of the best ways to build a successful career in this industry is with a property management franchise. Even though it won’t give you complete autonomy, many will argue that the benefits outweigh the cons. Here are a few of both, and we’ll leave it up to you to decide. Pros of a Property […]

Here's a list of the most important key fields to include in any house rental application. You may choose to add a lot more just for your own information.

Properly managing your properties is the only way to ensure your investments into the real-estate market will be profitable. While there are hundreds of variables involved with the adequate management of real-estate properties, one of the most cumbersome yet vital aspects is the paperwork: property management forms, to be exact. Thankfully, due to modern technology, […]

37 Pieces of flair

For some, becoming a property manager just makes sense.  Maybe you double as a real estate agent and couldn’t pass on the opportunity to add a steady revenue stream to your business.  Or, maybe you saw all the opportunity and the growing rental markets and thought you’d take advantage of it.  You may be already […]


Landlord-Tenant Law 101 So you are considering finally starting to leasing out that gorgeous beach front property you bought a few years ago. Renovations took a bit longer than you expected, but it has finally satisfied all of the state and local housing codes. Numerous potential tenants have exuberantly expressed interest in the property, but […]

Managing Real Estate Agents

Working with a real estate agent is something almost every home buyer and seller should do. But managing agents is a skill, because most of us aren’t used to having someone help with a major project (like a multi-hundred thousand real estate deal!) Here are a few things to keep in mind as the deal […]

Condo Management

Condo property management has several unique challenges. Even though it is similar to other kinds of property management, such as apartments or single-family homes, there are a few things you’ll want to manage differently. Here are a few examples. Note that this is assuming you are the condo association’s property manager, not managing just one […]

Certified Property Manager

The Advantages of Using Property Manager Software Owning rental properties is unbelievably rewarding. Real estate is just one of the few markets in which you can have total control of your working lifestyle. Currently, the markets are primed for you to take advantage of unprecedented real estate potential. But with great opportunity comes even greater […]