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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

rental management companies

Let’s face it- there are a lot of rental management companies out there. Some are just 1-2 people deep, while the larger companies have hundreds of employees. Trying to decide which one to hire can be frustrating. There are tons of things to consider, from cost and experience to location and certifications. This is especially […]

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How a 28-Year-Old Plans to Upend the $81 Trillion Global Real Estate Investment Market In 2014 Ryan Williams founded Cadre now, Williams and friend, alongside a slew of a-list investors who have plowed $68.3 million into Cadre. Today, Cadre is an invitation-only platform that directly connects high-net-worth and institutional investors to commercial and multi-family real […]

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How is Innovation and Technology affecting the Real Estate Industry The MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab explores three areas: innovations in building design that lead to new building types; new processes in construction such as 3-D printing and modular construction; and new data technologies with the potential to transform the organization of cities. These kind […]

As a landlord or property owner; it’s your responsibility to ensure that everything in your property is operating smoothly. One of the most important parts of any house is the plumbing system — particularly the water lines. Some house owner’s often forget to have their pipes renewed. Failure to replace an aging or damaged pipe will […]

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Cannabis starting to affect Real Estate Market The first-ever cannabis REIT filed to go public last week and is in talks to acquire its first property in New York state for $30 million.  As the appetite for cannabis grows, so can the profits for the REIT, which will collect rent as well as benefit from […]

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Higher rates don’t mean the death of housing Concerns about the impact of what’s expected to be higher Federal Reserve interest rates on the property market are overblown, Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone, told CNBC on Tuesday. “We’re later in the cycle, but some people are getting a bit too negative,” said Gray, who […]

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How Grandma can help the housing crunch If your community’s zoning keeps people from carving little apartments out of existing homes, it doesn’t just add to some abstract housing shortage. It also oppresses Grandma — and lots of other would-be renters. Accessory apartments aren’t some fad that arose last week at a new-urbanism conference. They’re part […]