AuthorKostner Guyton

How to Set Rent Prices for Your Rental Property

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 others. The factors that will determine your rent prices are location, amenities, square...

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 calculating your worth as a professional there are a few things to...

Rental Management Services : The Duties of Rental Management

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 all necessary to efficiently managing...

How To Hire a Lawn Care Service : Keeping the Grass Greener on Your Side

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 operation, because it certainly is. Hiring a lawn care service...

Real Estate Property Management : The Methods of 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...

How To Hire a Roofer : A Landlord’s Guide To Hiring Contractors

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 importantly, you need to...

How to Hire an Electrician : A Landlord’s Guide to Hiring Contractors

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 importantly, you need to...

How to Hire a Plumber : A Landlord’s Guide to Hiring Contractors

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 importantly, you need to...

Property Management for Rentals : Commercial & Residential

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 business...

Financing Real Estate for New Investors: Gaining Capital on Your Own Terms

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 estate ventures. Choosing the Right Investment If you are a new...

Questions to Ask a Property Manager: What You Need to Know Before You Sign that Lease!

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 the property manager instead of a landlord. This means that any questions they...

Real Estate Investment Software :Prioritizing Your Acquisitions

Real Estate Investment software makes up a variety of software applications that are used to streamline various aspects of your real estate operations. This software should be able to organize your listings by name, address, price, budget, zoning ordinances, and contact information from potential sellers or buyers for potential real estate properties. For existing properties, managing your...

Should Landlords Incorporate: Are You the Next Donald Trump?

For a moment, let us forget Donald Trump, presidential candidate for the United States, and let us remember Donald Trump, real-estate mogul. Regardless of how you feel about his politics, he has had an exciting ride from investing and participating in the real-estate industry. His properties alone are worth millions of dollars, and he negotiates real-estate deals around the world. When you are...

Property Management Software Reviews: Ensuring the Reviews You Read Are Pointing You in an Advantageous Direction

  Purchasing property management software can be a daunting task, especially if this is your first time managing your properties via software. Adapting to modern management techniques can become overwhelming, but thankfully there are plenty of property management software applications that work to streamline your workflow and make your management experience as easy as possible. Property...

Should Tenants be Responsible for Yard Maintenance: Why or Why Not?

When owning and operating rental properties, there are numerous tasks and responsibilities that fall on the landlord or tenants, respectively. Sometimes landlords and tenants have different opinions on how these responsibilities should be allocated. One task in particular is the ever-loathed yard maintenance. I can already feel the unforgiving sun on my back and mosquitoes pestering me into...

Converting Traditional Rentals into Airbnb: But Does it Make Sense?

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 in the palms of their hands. Uber was just the beginning. Now...

Why Some Landlords Do Not and Should Not Manage Their Own Properties

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 have its advantages, such as having a “boots on the ground” perspective to how your...

Background Checks for Your Potential Tenants: Protecting Your Renters and Rental Property

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 will experience, and finally...

The Best Rental Properties for New Investors: Starting At The Bottom of Your Real-Estate Ladder

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 you take your first steps you need to ask yourself or...

Developing Property that is Environmentally Threatened: Property Management for the Extremes

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 the consultation of property managment and  enviornmental...

Property Maintenance Services: The Maintenance Experts You Need on Speed Dial

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 is used for residential or commercial purposes, the routine...

Management Agents Working on Your Behalf: Ensuring Logical Steps are Taken for Your 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 your own, and to make matters worse all of your data is stored in paper...

Property Management Forms: The Paperwork that Reads to Your Success

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, the trees can breathe a sigh...

Future Landlords: Things You Need to Know

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 you are still getting your ducks in a row, after all...

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 responsibility. Your responsibility is to...

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