Rentec Direct Software Updates, Industry News, and Screening Resources

Tenant Screening For Dummies

By on April 23, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
Tenant Screening For Dummies

This easy to follow guide will show you how to successfully screen a tenant quickly and accurately and to form an informed decision on which prospective tenants to approve and which to decline. Two of the most important traits a landlord looks for in a prospective tenant are 1. the ability to pay rent on time and 2. the ability to care […]

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Do You Use Online Data Storage, To Protect Your Valuable Data?

By on April 16, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
Do You Use Online Data Storage, To Protect Your Valuable Data?

As business professionals; landlords, property managers, Realtors. it is imperative that we keep our important data safe. Important data to a landlord or property manager includes; receipt of tenant’s rent payment, accounting and billing records, property maintenance records, inspection reports, and other real estate related data. Storing the data in just one place does not ensure […]

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Your Rentec Direct Data is Safe from the Heartbleed Vulnerability

By on April 9, 2014 in News with 1 Comment
Your Rentec Direct Data is Safe from the Heartbleed Vulnerability

By now you may have read about an extremely widespread issue affecting nearly every SSL (encrypted) site on the planet.  This bug has affected most financial institutions, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, etc (the list goes on). CNN Heartbleed Coverage and more coverage Official Heartbleed Website Rentec engineers subscribe to security lists to keep informed of any threats […]

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Homes.com Added to Vacancy Syndications

By on April 7, 2014 in Product Updates with 2 Comments
Homes.com Added to Vacancy Syndications

We’ve added homes.com, a rapidly growing real-estate availability site, to our list of rental listing syndication partners.  Now when you publish a listing and select to have the listing syndicated you will begin getting leads from homes.com in addition to the many sites already syndicated to including Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, and about 20 others.  With […]

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Property Managers Are You Completing The Correct Tax Documents?

By on April 2, 2014 in Education, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Property Managers Are You Completing The Correct Tax Documents?

With the April 15th tax deadline around the corner and the new tax year upon us I wanted to take a moment to discuss a tax scenario that i was not very familiar with until talking with a friend recently who is a property manager at a local company. My friend has a client who […]

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The Importance of Establishing A Good Relationship With Tenants

By on March 18, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
The Importance of Establishing A Good Relationship With Tenants

Establishing good tenant/owner relations is paramount to a successful landlord business. The first time you meet your prospective tenant is going to set the tone for the relationship and either create a positive atmosphere with clear rules and expectations or an atmosphere that can become negative and riddled with issues. The first interactions between you […]

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How Might The Gift Tax Effect Your Ability To Transfer Real Estate?

By on February 27, 2014 in Education, Uncategorized with 2 Comments
How Might The Gift Tax Effect Your Ability To Transfer Real Estate?

The gift tax is a tax imposed on the transfer of ownership of items or property. The IRS defines, a gift as “Any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full consideration (measured in money or money’s worth) is not received in return.” A taxable gift can be cash, stocks, real estate, or […]

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How To Maximize Tenant Retention

By on January 29, 2014 in Education, Uncategorized
How To Maximize Tenant Retention

Tenant retention is one of the keys to a successful real estate rental business. The infographic below breaks down which incentives entice tenants to stay.

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Tool for Quick Linking of Unlinked Vendors

By on January 19, 2014 in Product Updates with 1 Comment
Tool for Quick Linking of Unlinked Vendors

We’ve just rolled out a feature to save you some time with vendor related reports.  When entering expenses throughout the year, when entering a payee, there are some habits which could have caused your payees to not be linked up properly.  This makes the vendor related reports not total properly for vendors with unlinked transactions. […]

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It’s Time to Be Finalizing Your 1099′s

By on January 13, 2014 in News with 0 Comments
It’s Time to Be Finalizing Your 1099′s

Happy New Year!  Or as Uncle Sam would like to say “Show Me The Money!”.   For us property managers and landlords, it’s time to be making progress on our biggest IRS obligation; filing 1099′s.  Fortunately, Rentec Direct makes it as simple as possible.  Now…  choose your adventure: Adventure 1:  My CPA, or somebody else, […]

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