Property Management Software, Tenant Screening, and Industry News

Renting to a Friend, Don’t Mix Business With Pleasure

By on March 4, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Renting to a Friend, Don’t Mix Business With Pleasure

A friend and I were recently talking and she mentioned that she was looking for a house to rent. I indicated that I had a rental that would be coming vacant in the next month. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for my friend or myself but I immediately regretted letting her know about […]

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Everyone Needs a Roof Over Their Head

By on March 3, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Everyone Needs a Roof Over Their Head

My blog last week on “Housing Wanted, Craigslist Addition” has inspired some topics that I hadn’t much thought about like my recent blog on letting tenants grow medical marijuana, or not. Today I’m going to discuss the need for housing for people who don’t meet property management or most landlords screening criteria. I came across […]

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Landlord-Tenant Laws: Do You Know Your Rental IQ

By on March 2, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Landlord-Tenant Laws: Do You Know Your Rental IQ

In a survey published last year by Zillow, a surprising amount of landlords revealed they do not fully understand their rights or legal obligations regarding landlord-tenant laws.  According to Zillow,  as much as 50% of surveyed landlords do not know basic rental laws. Zillow also asked current renters similar questions and found they know slightly more […]

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Feature Friday: Tenant Screening for the 21st Century

By on February 27, 2015 in Support, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Feature Friday: Tenant Screening for the 21st Century

Rentec Direct’s  tenant screening is the best tool in the industry to get you the info needed to make informed decisions on whether or not to accept a prospective tenant or deny them. Rentec’s credit and criminal background check are fast and easy to obtain, affordable, accurate, and provides a look at a person’s ability and track […]

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Medical Marijuana: The “Growing” Trend

By on February 26, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Medical Marijuana: The “Growing” Trend

In Tuesdays blog I wrote about the Housing Wanted section of Craigslist and today I want to discuss a phenomenon that kept repeating itself on a fairly large portion of those posts. There was a surprising number of people seeking land, green houses, and houses where they could grow medical marijuana. In Oregon, it was […]

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How To Help Your Tenants Get Their Security Deposit Back

By on February 25, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
How To Help Your Tenants Get Their Security Deposit Back

Despite what some renters might think, most landlords are not out to get them. Asking unfairly high rent prices or keeping every dime of a security deposit are some reasons why landlords get their reputation as money hungry sticklers. But the truth of the matter is, most landlords spend a significant amount of time making […]

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Housing Wanted, Craigslist Edition

By on February 24, 2015 in Off Topic with 0 Comments
Housing Wanted, Craigslist Edition

For those of you who write I know you can relate as you’ve all gotten writers block from time to time. When I get writers block I simply ask a good friend of mine from the gym for some ideas and he always delivers. In the past he’s given me the idea to write a […]

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Feb 27th – Systems Maintenance & Upgrades

By on February 24, 2015 in News, Product Updates, Support with 0 Comments
Feb 27th – Systems Maintenance & Upgrades

This coming Friday night we’re going to be performing network and hardware upgrades to Rentec Direct’s back-office systems.  To ensure the integrity of your data, we’ll be putting the system into maintenance mode which will protect your data during the upgrade.  This will begin Friday, February 27th at 10:00PM Pacific (1:00AM Saturday for those on […]

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Roommates On The Rise

By on February 23, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Roommates On The Rise

The formation of modern American households has shifted as the millennial generation postpones life shaping events like marriage, children and home ownership.  Rather than marriage and mortgages, more American households are made up of working-aged renters living with roommates. Referred to as  “Doubled-up households”, the number of homes with two or more working-aged adults (age […]

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“Temporarily Unavailable” – What It Really Means For Your Business

By on February 21, 2015 in Support with 0 Comments
“Temporarily Unavailable” – What It Really Means For Your Business

Have you ever tried to access your favorite website, only to be met with a “server error” message or an extremely long page loading time?  Did it make you want to give up and take your business somewhere else online? As a customer, website availability issues can be incredibly frustrating – especially if you are […]

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