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How to Fix a Sticky Lock

Whether it is a new key that doesn’t quite glide or a mailbox key that always gets stuck, a sticky lock is always a hassle! Before you go through the trouble of changing the locks or getting a new key, here are some tips to get your lock working without busting the budget or upsetting the management. In a Pinch If you are in a rush and need to remedy a sticky lock, the most convenient way...

How to Prepare for a Move Out Inspection

Moving is always a stressful time. On top of your normal duties like work, family and hobbies, you also have to find time deal with everything involved in moving! To help ease your stress a bit, here’s a short guide on how to prepare for a move out inspection. Is a Move Out Inspection Required? Not all states require one, although some do. For example, landlords in Alabama are not required to do...

What is Property Management?

Investing in real estate is one of the best things you can do with your money. Time and time again, it’s proven to be a sound investment for consistent cash flow- especially if you’re able to hold the property for a long time. But managing a lot of real estate can be a HUGE pain. Especially if you’re a new investor who is doing everything without a property management company...

Landlord Responsibilities to Tenants with Disabilities

The best property managers know how to provide exemplary service to all tenants, regardless of special circumstances. With senior housing on the rise, and an aging Baby Boomer population turning to rentals, property managers should be well-versed in the laws regarding housing for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became the law of the land in 1990. The ADA is an...

Not A Missed Connection: How to Write an Effective Rental Ad

Do you have questions about rental investing? Check out this post for some common questions a real estate investor who is interested in rental properties would be interested in exploring before diving into this article. It’s easier than ever to post rental listings online. But writing an effective rental ad is harder than you think. I’m currently in the middle of a housing search and some of the...

How Can Property Managers Help Veterans?

You probably realize that our veterans face a lot of challenges when they retire from the line of duty. What you might not realize is, that as a property manager or landlord, you can help ease some of those challenges, particularly, respective of housing. In September of 2012, The Department of Veterans Affairs first initiated their program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families, or SSVF...

Keep tabs on your Tenants and More…

Hot on the heels of our last update is another one.  This time we have added some exciting improvements to the tenant profiles.  You’ll now have access to the latest feed items recorded for a tenant and a ledger style transaction history report.  When generating your management fees, we’ve improved the workflow.  Now you can generate the owner statements, view and verify all the...

Realtor Turned Property Manager? Software Could = Profitability.

In the wake of the 2008 Financial/Housing Crisis, the real estate industry was dealt a series of direct blows (as could be expected), and indirect effects continue to exacerbate the pummeling; at ground zero the dust has not settled, but what can be deciphered is a re-assignment of equity and the subsequent paradigm shift within the real estate industry.  Over a million new or “converted”...

Tenants, Take Back Your Security Deposits

Stop worrying about whether your security deposit will be returned at lease end. No need to feel powerless, subject to the whim of king landlord. Here are some great tips and pieces of knowledge to help YOU take control, and take back what is rightfully yours. If you are unsure of whether you are responsible for the slight damages -You’re Probably Not! Here’s one that might surprise you: you are...

Communication Part One: The Key to A Thriving Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Traveling through the world of rent, we at RentPost have acquired a deep understanding of the renters market from many different perspectives, including investment, interpersonal, professional, and even historical thanks to The Witt. Through our plight, we have uncovered a commonality, affecting all perspectives – communication. It marks the fine line that divides rent’s interpersonal...

Where the Renters and Real Estate Markets Go From Here!

Okay – it’s time for a look our country’s current political and economic environment, anticipating how they are going to affect YOU as a landlord, tenant, or homeowner in the very near future. It’s a shaky situation that was touched briefly on previously with an article regarding the way Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate to facilitate home purchases in this country. However, legislation may be...

When Will the Real Estate Market Pickup? What Does that Mean to Me?

Be you a seller, landlord, manager, tenant, or investor, it’s a looming thought: “when will the real estate market pick up? Though your reasons to pursue the answer may differ, it is, regardless, a common theme. So, our aim today is to help you grasp the fundamental economics behind the United States real estate market, while displaying the importance of the information to you...

Rent History: Part 1 From Pyramids to Poolhouses How Rent History Applies Today

At RentPost we try to provide you with the entire spectrum of data when it comes to leasing and renting and making better decisions. We even offer some good do’s, don’ts and general points of reference when it comes to landlord-tenant interactions. However, no explanation, no matter how involved, of the science of renting could ever really be complete without paying a little attention...

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