Property Management, Tenant Selection, Real Estate News & Tips

Allow Renters to Enter Account Info for Online Rent Payments – New Feature

Allow Renters to Enter Account Info for Online Rent Payments – New Feature

Rentec Direct’s newest feature gives your renters the option to enter their own ACH information (bank routing number and account number) to streamline the sign-up process and increase adoption rates for online rent payments. If you use Rentec Direct’s EasyPay merchant services to collect rent payments online, via echeck (ACH) or credit card, the sign-up […]

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What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

By on July 24, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

Landlords, property managers and housing providers are required to honor the civil rights protections established under the Federal Fair Housing Act(Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968).   The Fair Housing Act is the set of laws associated with anti-discrimination laws for renters. The Fair Housing Act applies to other real estate transactions, […]

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Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

By on July 21, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

Discover your rights and responsbilities when it comes to air conditioning in a rental home in this article by Lisa Oram and originally published by Furnace Compare.  What are a tenant’s rights when the air conditioning breaks? If the AC in your apartment is on the fritz in the middle of summer, you probably want […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

By on July 19, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

Properly screening your tenants is the most important step a landlord can do to protect their investment property and management business. In order to ensure that you have responsible tenants, that not only pay their rent on time but also value and take care of their home, there are certain qualifications landlords use to evaluate […]

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New Feature: Tenants Can Attach Photos to Work Orders

New Feature: Tenants Can Attach Photos to Work Orders

A new feature from Rentec Direct allows your tenants to take a picture of a maintenance problem with their smart phone and attach it to a maintenance request or work order in the Tenant Portal. The ability to attach photos to work orders will help illustrate the problem and provide additional help to landlords or […]

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Stand Out To Owners and Grow Your PM Business

By on July 14, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Stand Out To Owners and Grow Your PM Business

Growing your property management business involves acquiring more clients and adding more doors to your management portfolio.   According to the Rental Protection Agency, there are 22,889,285 landlords in the USA. These 22 million+ landlords are all potential clients that could need your services to help them manage their rentals.   But how does a […]

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How To Get Your Tenants To Pay Rent On Time

By on July 12, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Get Your Tenants To Pay Rent On Time

Late rent payments and non-payment are some of the biggest costs associated with managing rental properties. Not only are you depending on rental income to cover property expenses, owner payments, mortgage payments, or even your own supplemental income, but the implications of non-payment could mean a long legal battle to collect rent owed and evict […]

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Impress Your Future Landlord and Get Approved for Your Dream Rental

By on July 11, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Impress Your Future Landlord and Get Approved for Your Dream Rental

In a competitive rental market, getting approved your next apartment can depend on more than just your credit score and income. A rental hopeful should always put their best foot forward when trying to impress a future landlord. In fact, apartment hunting can be as competitive as landing your dream job.   Some tenants have […]

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How One Owner Uses Relational Leadership to Coach Tenants

By on July 7, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How One Owner Uses Relational Leadership to Coach Tenants

There are over 22 million landlords in the United States and each one has a different origin story of how they became part of the rental industry. At Rentec Direct, we are pleased to serve this industry by providing a tool to simplify property management. Lucky for us, we get to work with awesome investors […]

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How Safe Are Your Tenants?

By on July 6, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How Safe Are Your Tenants?

As a rental property owner or property manager you have the responsibility to provide a safe home to your tenants.  Property safety goes beyond the structural integrity of your rented home to include tenant safety through proper security systems. While it may be unnecessary to equip your rental properties with complete alarm systems or surveillance […]

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