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Stop Tenant Complaints Before They Happen

By on August 27, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Stop Tenant Complaints Before They Happen

Positively managing tenant related complaints contributes to your success as a property manager or landlord and helps you retain your best renters.  With each interaction that is handled appropriately, you build the foundation for a great relationship with your current tenants, which translate to less turnover, less vacancies, and more income.   To help you […]

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The True Cost of Renting an Apartment

By on August 25, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
The True Cost of Renting an Apartment

One of the biggest surprises first time renters run into is underestimating the true cost of living on their own and how to budget for expenses beyond a monthly rent payment.   It is important that every renter understand there are expenses that need to be factored into their budgets in addition to a rent […]

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Property Manager’s Guide to Maintaining Proper Records

By on August 21, 2015 in Education, Property Management Software with 0 Comments
Property Manager’s Guide to Maintaining Proper Records

Proper file management for landlords and property managers can save you tons of time if ever faced with an audit, legal dispute, Fair Housing claim, or if you simply need to find specific lease terms.  Like most businesses, state and federal guidelines dictate which files professionals in the rental industry must keep and for how […]

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The Pros and Cons of Renting to College Students

By on August 19, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
The Pros and Cons of Renting to College Students

College towns have become hot markets for real estate investors looking to capitalize on off-campus housing demands from a steady stream of renters year after year. According to Zillow, the rising demand for college rentals keeps pushing rent rates up, while home purchase prices are still recovering from their decline during the financial crisis.  This […]

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Are you breaking Fair Housing Laws unintentionally?

By on August 17, 2015 in Education, News with 0 Comments
Are you breaking Fair Housing Laws unintentionally?

The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of recognizing disparate-impact as valid claims for discrimination lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act.  The June 2015 ruling, saw a 5-4 decision that an action can be considered discriminatory even if the intent was not. Like all Fair Housing laws, the recent ruling is established with the intent […]

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The Importance of Vendor Screening for Landlords

By on August 15, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
The Importance of Vendor Screening for Landlords

Choosing a vendor for your rental property business involves more than finding a service provider skilled in their trade.  Every vendor you hire becomes a representative of your business and their service will affect the experience of your tenants and owners. In order to protect your business’s reputation and ensure the safety of your property […]

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8 Reasons Your Rental Business Needs Online Leasing

By on August 14, 2015 in Education, Property Management Software with 2 Comments
8 Reasons Your Rental Business Needs Online Leasing

With the help of technological advances, the rental industry has evolved to offer simple solutions for landlords and property managers to streamline everyday tasks in order to be more efficient, more organized, and more successful.   Online software systems create easy solutions for marketing vacancies, processing applications, screening tenants, collecting rent, and managing owner and […]

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Are you ready for Back-to-School Move-In Day?

By on August 11, 2015 in Education with 2 Comments
Are you ready for Back-to-School Move-In Day?

With the first day of school around the corner, college towns across the nation are preparing for the mass arrival of students moving into rental housing. While a lease may begin at any time throughout the year, rental housing in college towns tend to have the majority of leases starting at the same time in […]

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Feature Friday: Why Every Renter Needs a Tenant Portal

By on August 7, 2015 in EasyPay, Property Management Software with 0 Comments
Feature Friday: Why Every Renter Needs a Tenant Portal

Chances are the majority of your tenants have online access and use the Internet for things like conducting business, banking, paying their bills, shopping, and interacting with professionals and peers around the world.  Just like banks and merchants have embraced online tools to provide their customers with expanded services and extra convenience, landlords and property […]

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How to Raise the Rent on Your Tenants

By on August 6, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Raise the Rent on Your Tenants

Increasing the monthly rent on your rental properties is something every landlord will inevitably experience.  Like most industries, the rental market responds to economic trends creating opportunities for owners to ask more or less for rent depending on their region.  The recent years have provided a positive position for rental property owners who are experiencing […]

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