list of property management companies

Even though some companies specialize in single-family homes, this list of property management companies is for those that work with apartments. It makes sense that the largest primarily manage apartments, because of the ability to scale that single-family homes just don’t afford. The largest apartment management companies manage over 400,000 units! Could you imagine taking care of that many […]

property management solution

Picking the right property management solution for you can be frustrating. While it’s tempting for many to manage the property themselves to save money, others will choose to hire someone to do it for them. And even when you do hire them, there are lots of companies vying for your business. There’s also the issue of how the property […]

diy project tips for landlords 2

Owning a rental property isn’t easy. Part of the business is maintaining the house, which is (often) most cost effective if you do it yourself. After all, what else are you going to do in the evenings or on a Saturday afternoon? That’s why I put together a few DIY project tips for landlords to keep […]

apartment management companies

Are you looking for apartment management companies to help take a load off your shoulders? Being a landlord is tough enough as it is, but if you’re also taking care of everything yourself, you’re adding more stress to yourself than you need to. For those on the hunt, I have good news and bad news. […]

For any new property owner preparing to lease out their property has to decide, “How am I going to set my rent prices?” This decision will naturally have many variables involved, but knowing how to set rent prices is critical to your success as a landlord. Some of these variables will be more impactful than […]

Let’s face it- anyone who reads the best real estate books will have a huge advantage over people who just “wing it.” Even though reading may feel boring or useless to some people, it’s the easiest, least expensive way to learn from those who have already succeeded (and failed!) in this space. The problem is […]

how much should property managers charge

How much should property managers charge? Being a property manager is hard work. Flipping a property acquisition into a worthwhile investment is a skill most of us only dream of having. Setting a price to such an important skill set can be difficult. How Much Should Property Managers Charge? It Depends on Your Expertise When […]

average property management fees

If you’re done trying to manage your own property and doing a cash flow analysis, figuring out the average property management fees for your area is important. Even though these fees vary from PM to PM and firm to firm, there are a few things that tend to stay consistent throughout the industry. Here’s what […]

rental management services

Rental management services are a combination of all the large and seemingly insignificant tasks that go in to managing rental properties. There are various ways a property owner can process these services, such as, property management software, property managers, or a property management agency. Regardless of who is delegated to complete these tasks, they are […]

Full service property management runs the gamut. Essentially, they take care of everything regarding the property, and should only come to you (as the landlord) with status updates and major issues. To be more specific, here are the services to expect: Full Service Property Management- Tenant Mgt. Your property manager should take care of everything […]

how to hire a lawn care service

Knowing how to hire a lawn care service for your properties is one of those contracting needs property owners need to consider. Thankfully, due to its distinct nature, lawn care maintenance isn’t as complicated as say electrical, pluming or roofing. However, that isn’t to say lawn care services aren’t a crucial part of any real-estate […]

how to find a property manager

For most new landlords, figuring out how to find a property manager is one of the most important things they can do. Even though there are a lot of good ones out there, many don’t have the type of experience or personality necessary. No worries- we’re here to help. By the time you’re done reading […]

real estate property management

Real estate property management is an umbrella term for the various ways property owners manage their properties. It can include the maintenance of finances, utilities, future investments, and the acquisition of revenue from your investments. Though management covers those core aspects, there are multiple methods of management. Real Estate Property Management Software Real estate property management […]

good property management

As someone who moved 10+ times within just a few years, I know what good property management looks like. That said, I also got a taste for bad property management. Here’s what the good guys do. Good Property Management Builds Relationships When I would walk into my apartment complex, I’d like for the property manager […]

Stuff happens- make sure you know a good roofer to help! 
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Hiring contractors is one of the many tasks assigned to landlords or property managers. These contractors can be plumbers, electricians, carpet cleaners, or roofers. Each one of these contractor’s professions provides a vital service that contributes to the proper management and maintenance of your property investments. As you know these contractors are needed, but more […]

property management app

Property management apps are uprooting the way things are done in this industry. Just a few years ago, everything had to be done via laptop in the field (although you probably didn’t have internet,) or started with pen and paper and transferred to a computer later. The ability to always stay connected with apps is changing […]

energy-saving tips

Hiring contractors is one of the many tasks assigned to landlords or property managers. These contractors can be plumbers, roofers, carpet cleaners, or electricians. Each one of these contractor’s professions provides a vital service that contributes to the proper management and maintenance of your property investments. As you know these contractors are needed, but more […]

property management rentals

How your property management rentals are managed is a major factor on your bottom line. When you start shopping for the right company, it pays dividends to do your due diligence and find a great company to work with. Unfortunately, the all-knowing Google can actually make this harder than it used to be. 20 years […]

Fixing a Clogged Sink

Hiring contractors is one of the many tasks assigned to landlords or property managers. These contractors can be electricians, roofers, carpet cleaners, or even plumbers. Each one of these contractor’s professions provides a vital service that contributes to the proper management and maintenance of property investments. As you know these contractors are needed, but more […]

landlord and tenant

The relationship between a landlord and tenant is an important one. It’s a business relationship, meaning you need to learn how to work together- even if your personalities clash at times. Hopefully that’s not the case and you get along great, but that won’t always happen. To ensure you maintain a great relationship, here are […]

Property Management Jobs

Property management for rental properties can be a complicated and daunting task, if you allow it to be so. Organization and optimization are the keys to successfully managing your rental properties. Rental properties can be divided into commercial properties and residential properties respectfully. Commercial properties Commercial properties, as its name implies, are leased out to […]

Your property management agreement is probably the most important document you’ll draft as a landlord (or property manager.) It’s essentially the contract that breaks down what each party is responsible for! In the event that either party breaches the contract, the legal ramifications probably won’t be pleasant. Every good contract is thorough and well-thought out. The property […]

Seller Financing

Investing in real estate may be one of those accomplishments on your bucket list you felt that you may never achieve. The notion of finally purchasing that investment always seems out of reach due to the reality of having to finance your properties. Thankfully, new investors do actually have options to finance their potential real […]

should tenants be responsible for home security maintenance

This is a guest post from Ralph Goodman from The Lock Blog. Introduction The relationship between tenants and their landlords varies across the board. There are instances where each of these parties gets along swimmingly, and other instances where their relationship might be soured by misunderstanding. In order for a tenant and a landlord to […]

should tenants do yard maintenance

Property managers are used to act as a gatekeeper for a particular property or group of properties. A property manager is often hired when the landlord chooses not to manage their own properties due to a variety of reasons. When a potential tenant inquires about renting a property, chances are they will be dealing with […]