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Brentnie is a contributor for Rentec Direct. She occasionally stops by to deliver practical industry tips, providing guidance for tenants and landlords alike.

Autumn Prep for Rental Properties: Infographic

By on September 1, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Autumn Prep for Rental Properties: Infographic

Backpacks and crayons are lining the store shelves; parents are dancing a quiet jig, and students are soaking up the fleeting rays of summer. The start of the school year reminds us that autumn is nearly here. Now is the time to complete your seasonal maintenance and prep your properties for the cold and rain […]

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5 Dollar Store Decor Items Every Renter Needs

By on August 11, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
5 Dollar Store Decor Items Every Renter Needs

Decorating and organizing your apartment can be full of fun and excitement, but it can be easy to get sucked into the belief that in order to have a cohesive and well-decorated space, that you have to hit your local department store and break the bank in the process. This is completely untrue! Break free […]

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Renter Quiz: What’s Your Dream Renter Score?

By on August 7, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Renter Quiz: What’s Your Dream Renter Score?

Renting can have its challenges, from navigating small apartments, to ensuring your landlord loves you, there is a lot to think about. Overall, the key to having a great rental experience is fostering a healthy landlord-tenant relationship. Are you the type of tenant property managers swoon over? Or are you the type they warn each other […]

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Should My Roommate and I Get Joint-Coverage Renters Insurance?

By on July 28, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Should My Roommate and I Get Joint-Coverage Renters Insurance?

Living with a roommate can have its perks. It can be wonderful to have a live-in confidant and is an excellent way to afford that dream apartment you’ve had your eye on. However–as anyone who has had their fill of cleaning their roommate’s old cereal bowl can tell you–the roommate experience can have its share […]

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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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Steps to a Safe 4th of July for Your Rental Property: Infographic

By on June 26, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Steps to a Safe 4th of July for Your Rental Property: Infographic

The 4th of July is a beloved holiday by many, and your residents will no doubt be soaking up the summer rays and enjoying BBQs to celebrate. Unlike most holidays, however, when evening draws near, the festivities truly begin in the form of celebratory fireworks. For property managers, this seemingly harmless fun can come with […]

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5 Surprisingly Brilliant Ways to Use Command Strips

By on May 30, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
5 Surprisingly Brilliant Ways to Use Command Strips

Being a renter means you sometimes need to get a little creative with your decor and organizing to ensure you don’t damage your rental space and risk losing your security deposit. While it can seem like your options are limited, there are a lot of damage-free and creative solutions to ensure that your space is […]

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Summer Maintenance Tips: Infographic

By on May 25, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Summer Maintenance Tips: Infographic

The temperatures are rising and summer is near. The change of seasons once again marks the time to attend to property maintenance, and while standard maintenance is important for every season, summer brings with it more chores to fully prepare your property. As your residents come outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, ensure that all your […]

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How to Stop a Tenant from Damaging Your Rental Property

By on April 24, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
How to Stop a Tenant from Damaging Your Rental Property

We’ve all heard our share of tenant horror stories, but outside of a few bad eggs, damage caused by tenants is often not the result of rowdy behavior or blatant disregard for property care, but is caused due to ignorant and negligent tenants. The average tenant will be unlikely to punch a hole in your […]

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5 Earth Day Ideas for Your Multifamily Property- Infographic

By on April 14, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
5 Earth Day Ideas for Your Multifamily Property- Infographic

Earth day is April 22nd, and give you the perfect occasion to celebrate with a resident event. Resident events are great opportunities for developing a sense of community among your residents. They allow your management team to get to know residents on a more personal level, and encourage residents to enjoy where they live. A well-thought-out […]

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