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Feature Friday: Easy Tenant ACH Debits

By on April 24, 2015 in ACH, EasyPay, Education with 0 Comments
Feature Friday: Easy Tenant ACH Debits

With Rentec Direct’s property management software your tenants can instantly pay there rent online. Within the tenant payment screen it’s easy and convenient to post an ACH payment. You’ll be presented with fields to enter the routing and account number of your tenant’s checking account (this is pre-filled if the tenant is already setup for EasyPay). From […]

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New Ledger Date Selection

By on April 24, 2015 in Product Updates with 0 Comments
New Ledger Date Selection

We’ve introduced a new update to the system which will make navigating around large ledgers much easier.  Next time you login, you’ll notice an option in the top-left of each ledger giving you an option to select a date range.   Similar to the reports panels you can quickly select commonly used date ranges such as […]

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Becoming a Landlord Part 3, Predicting a Housing Market Collapse

By on April 23, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Becoming a Landlord Part 3, Predicting a Housing Market Collapse

In my blog last week I discussed targeting great tenants and rehabbing the fixer upper, in my 3 part, Becoming a landlord series, today I’m going to discuss how to detect a looming market collapse. The housing market follows a cycle that can be tracked, in fact you can look back in history as far as 1818 […]

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How To Break Bad News To Your Tenants

By on April 22, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Break Bad News To Your Tenants

The rent is going up. The pool will be closed for an extended remodel. The parking lot is getting repaved. The water is shutting down for maintenance. Hopefully all these woes don’t happen at once, but the reality of property management means you will have to deliver bad news to your tenants at some point. While […]

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Smart Home Systems for Landlords and Renters

By on April 21, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
Smart Home Systems for Landlords and Renters

Turn on the AC. Unlock the door for the cleaning service, and lock it when they leave. Turn on the porch light. Notice a water leak before it causes damage.  And do it all from your office, the airport, or while on vacation with your smartphone. Home automation systems like these gives users extra convenience […]

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Instant Productivity Booster – Vertically Responsive Application

By on April 20, 2015 in Education, Product Updates with 1 Comment
Instant Productivity Booster – Vertically Responsive Application

In much the same way that a larger TV can reduce eye strain and improve your viewing experience at home, there are dozens (maybe hundreds) of studies that show increasing your computer monitor size can also improve your productivity, not to mention reduce eye strain.   I’m personally always interested in improving my productivity, and […]

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Feature Friday: CAM (Common Area Maintenance) Charges and the Split Transaction Function

By on April 17, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Feature Friday: CAM (Common Area Maintenance) Charges and the Split Transaction Function

For owners and managers of multi-unit residential properties and commercial properties the feature that supports automated CAM (Common Area Maintenance) charges is perfect. Specifying as many CAM charges is as easy as going to the Settings menu and selecting Setup Cam Pools. Simply right-click on the applicable tenant(s) and choose the CAM Charges option. At […]

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Becoming A Landlord Part 2. Rehabbing the Fixer Upper

By on April 16, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Becoming A Landlord Part 2. Rehabbing the Fixer Upper

In my last blog I discussed targeting great tenants and in this blog I’m going to discuss the options available when purchasing a rental property. Once you’ve decided to become a landlord it’s time to decide if you want to purchase a “turn key” property that is ready to rent as soon as the property […]

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Becoming a Landlord Part 1. Targeting Great Tenants

By on April 14, 2015 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Becoming a Landlord Part 1. Targeting Great Tenants

Becoming a landlord can and is a daunting endeavor. We’ve all heard the horror stories about 1. the tenants that make life miserable and cost years worth of any potential profits from your real estate investment 2. the house that needed thousands and thousands of dollars in unanticipated repairs or 3. housing market collapse (that […]

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Luxury Apartment Amenities – What Some Renters Will Pay Big Bucks For

By on April 13, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Luxury Apartment Amenities – What Some Renters Will Pay Big Bucks For

While a mortgage payment might have signaled success in the past, today more people are choosing to rent for convenience over necessity.  These shifting ideologies of success mean a large pool of affluent renters are shaping the market for developers and owners who want to attract high end tenants with high end amenities. Multifamily development […]

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