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How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Tenants

By on July 28, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Tenants

Daughter of Inglewood mayor charged with hiring a friend to attack her landlord… The news that made headlines this June, reveals one of the real dangers to professionals in the rental industry. Landlords and property managers have the potential to experience harassment, threats and even physical violence at the hands of their tenants. In the […]

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10 Simple Steps For Writing the Perfect Rental Ads

By on July 26, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Simple Steps For Writing the Perfect Rental Ads

Creating beautiful rental ads that attract the right future renters is easy. A well crafted listing will also serve as your first step towards screening your rental applications, saving you time down the road. You can follow these simple steps below to create an informative and descriptive online advertisement for your vacant rental property.  Most […]

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Rental Laws About Security Deposits

By on July 22, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Rental Laws About Security Deposits

While every landlord-tenant law is important, one of the major state laws landlords must pay particular close attention to is how to handle security deposits. Laws about security deposits establish how a landlord can use tenant funds in order to restore a property back to move-in condition. Security deposits are funds that a landlord holds […]

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How Your Maintenance Team Can Improve Renewal Rates

By on July 20, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
How Your Maintenance Team Can Improve Renewal Rates

After a lease is signed, property maintenance teams often become the face of your management company. While your renters may call you to report a problem, it is your maintenance staff that knocks on the door to solve it. Whether onsite personnel or a contracted vendor, your renters will view the maintenance team that shows up […]

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New Legislation Will Benefit Rental Assistance Programs

By on July 18, 2016 in Education, News with 2 Comments
New Legislation Will Benefit Rental Assistance Programs

A new housing policy bill, that will benefit rental assistance and public housing programs, passed unanimously in the Senate on Friday, July 15.   The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) will make several reforms to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, and particularly to the Housing […]

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What’s Up with Those “55+” Rental Ads

By on July 15, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
What’s Up with Those “55+” Rental Ads

While Senior housing is not a new concept, it is becoming an important topic in the housing industry because of the growing senior population. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that roughly 1 in 7 Americans is over the age of 65 and as 10,000 people turn 65 every day, that number will be 1 in […]

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Manage Your Social Reputation Like A Pro

By on July 13, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
Manage Your Social Reputation Like A Pro

Social media has become a routine part of our daily lives. Utilizing its advantages to the fullest can place you leaps and bounds ahead of your competitors. On the flip side, failing to include social media in your business plan can cause a severely negative result. While social media has its shining moments and unprecedented […]

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10 Top Rental Listing Sites

By on July 12, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Top Rental Listing Sites

The best way to get maximum exposure for your rental vacancies involves placing rental ads in key locations online. A study from Apartments.com found that 61% of online apartment searches begin with either an apartment listing site or a search engine. Here is a list of the top spots to include on your online marketing […]

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How To Catch Renters Lying on Their Rental Application

By on July 7, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Catch Renters Lying on Their Rental Application

For one reason or another, some renters try to lie on their rental application. While it can be difficult to figure out whether or not an applicant is lying, it’s not impossible. Beyond the obvious fibs, applicants that provide fake references and paystubs can be difficult to detect when companies profit off their success. Here’s […]

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How To Get Your Security Deposit Back

By on July 6, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
How To Get Your Security Deposit Back

If you have ever been in a situation where you felt confident about getting all of your security deposit back, only to find that you were charged for areas you never even considered checking, this checklist is for you. The coveted return of the security deposit, at the end of tenancy, can feel elusive to some […]

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