Property Management Software, Tenant Screening, and Industry News

Property Management Certifications

By on July 31, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Property Management Certifications

Beyond required licenses, property managers have the opportunity to further their expertise and experience in the industry by acquiring certifications in property management.  Property management certificates give property managers additional knowledge and credibility that ensure the quality of their management practices for attracting and keeping clients and managing tenants and properties. Property management certifications give […]

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New Vendor Email, Mobile Phone and SMS Messaging Updates

New Vendor Email, Mobile Phone and SMS Messaging Updates

We are happy to announce a new feature to your property management software that will make contacting your vendors even easier! Rentec Direct users are now able to add email addresses and mobile phone numbers to the Vendor contact information in the Rentec system.  This new feature allows vendors to be contacted directly through the […]

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How to Avoid a Risky Rental Situation

By on July 29, 2015 in Education, Tenant Screening with 1 Comment
How to Avoid a Risky Rental Situation

Filling rental property vacancies is one of the many important, and time consuming jobs, every landlord must handle.  A good landlord will go to great lengths to find as many qualified applicants as possible in order to fill the unoccupied unit and start collecting rental income once again. A successful marketing program is bound to […]

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The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

By on July 27, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

One of the many important decisions you will make as a landlord is deciding on whether or not to allow pets at your rental property.  Minimizing potential property damage caused by pets is the number one reason owners give against allowing pets in their rentals. However, by saying no to pets, owners are also limiting their […]

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Types of Property Management Licenses

By on July 24, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
Types of Property Management Licenses

Residential property management requires a degree of professionalism and expertise acknowledged by state specific licensure that demonstrates a manager’s education, experience, trustworthiness, and understanding of the industry, as well as required business practices specific to property management. Most property managers must hold a property management license or a real estate broker’s license in order to […]

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How to Ensure Safety at Your Properties

By on July 22, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Ensure Safety at Your Properties

As landlords and property managers safety is a big concern. Of course we want to keep our family and friends safe in our own home as well as protect our tenants from harm and our properties against damage. Proper maintenance of items in your home can prevent a potentially dangerous situation. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon […]

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What To Do with Abandoned Tenant Property

By on July 21, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
What To Do with Abandoned Tenant Property

Tenant turnover is a time consuming, and often expensive, process for landlords.  A move-out inspection will reveal the condition of your property upon vacancy, which every landlord hopes is the same as the start of tenancy.  While every landlord will cringe at the amount of cleaning a rental unit may need, or any property damage […]

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Property Owner/Investors; Plan For the Unexpected

By on July 16, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Property Owner/Investors; Plan For the Unexpected

We’ve all heard the saying “the joys of home ownership” and while owning a home can bring joy and satisfaction it is important to plan and be prepared for expenses. Owning a primary residence is one thing but when you own multiple properties the expenses can really start to add up. Anyone who successfully invests […]

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How to Deal with Bad Neighbors at Your Rental Property

By on July 15, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Deal with Bad Neighbors at Your Rental Property

Renters today evaluate a potential property by more than just the price point and interior features.  It even goes beyond amenities to include the property’s community and neighborhood. Just as the right price can make or break a signed lease, the right (or wrong) neighbors can mean the difference between rented or vacant! Bad neighbors […]

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Tenant vs. Landlord Property Maintenance

By on July 14, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
Tenant vs. Landlord Property Maintenance

One of the benefits of renting includes the option for tenants to defer home maintenance to the property owner or management company.  When a pipe bursts or an appliance starts acting up, a renter simply needs to put in a call to their manager or landlord to fix the problem. While it may be true […]

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