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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.

Fire Safety for Your Rental Property

By on June 22, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Fire Safety for Your Rental Property

June is national safety month, and as the hot weather gives way to pool parties and wildfire seasons, it’s no wonder this marks the perfect time to make note of your safety procedures. Keeping your tenants and your property safe is perhaps the most important task a property manager or landlord has on their plate, […]

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How to Deal With A Bad Roommate Situation

By on June 15, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Deal With A Bad Roommate Situation

The current rental market is tight. Many renters are finding that, on a single income, they may not meet the income requirements for their dream apartment. Getting a roommate to help with expenses can a smart option that allows you to apply for rentals that you would otherwise not be able to afford. This can be […]

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10 Reasons You Need To Hire a Property Manager

By on June 11, 2018 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
10 Reasons You Need To Hire a Property Manager

When you own one or two investment properties, there will come a time when you ask yourself if you should hire a property manager or conduct all the landlord responsibilities yourself. On the one hand, working with a property manager gives you a hands-off approach to your rental properties. On the other hand, working with […]

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Summer Property Prep: Maintenance Tasks for Your Rental

By on June 6, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Summer Property Prep:  Maintenance Tasks for Your Rental

It’s almost summer. School children are doing a happy dance, and pool parties will soon be in full swing. With the warm weather closing in, your residents will surely want to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. This means any community features you offer need to be prepped and ready for use. Pool areas, BBQ […]

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10 Rental Storage Options You Didn’t Know You Needed

By on May 25, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
10 Rental Storage Options You Didn’t Know You Needed

Apartment life has its advantages, but dealing with small spaces is often part of the package, making it difficult to find solutions that allow you to store and organize your belongings. This is especially true when you add the obstacles of lease agreements that prohibit permanent alterations to the building and the desire to not […]

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How to Write a Great Rental Listing

By on May 18, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Write a Great Rental Listing

Find Your Renters Where They’re Searching: Writing a rental listing is only half the battle; you have to make sure that potential applicants will actually find the listing! Even if your listing is perfect, covers all the basics and the extra details, it will not be worthwhile if no one actually sees it. So, where […]

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How to Rent an Apartment Sight Unseen

By on May 4, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Rent an Apartment Sight Unseen

As a general rule renting sight unseen is far from ideal, and, overall, is considered inadvisable. There is only so much that you can determine through photographs and enticing unit descriptions; that may not tell the full story. A thorough walk-through of a property is crucial to ensure that the unit has up-to-date safety measures […]

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Top 8 Reasons to Host Regular Resident Events at Your Property

By on April 27, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Top 8 Reasons to Host Regular Resident Events at Your Property

Coming up with the perfect resident event can take time, and while it may feel like that effort is unnoticed, there are certainly visible benefits from planning and hosting them regularly. Whether your event coordinates with a holiday celebration, a cultural event or even a charity drive, hosting a resident event does not have to […]

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Landlord Forced to Pay $1.6 Million Due to Pest Infestation

By on April 13, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Landlord Forced to Pay $1.6 Million Due to Pest Infestation

Recently, a civil jury awarded a family scarred by bedbugs $1.6 million–the highest amount ever paid to a single family in a bed bug case in the United States, according to the family’s lawyer. In 2012, the Martinez family–living in an apartment in Inglewood, California–began noticing red spots all over their three-year-old’s body and face. […]

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The 5 Worst Mistakes A New Renter Can Make

By on April 6, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The 5 Worst Mistakes A New Renter Can Make

Renting for the first time can be exciting. Unfortunately, in the process, it can be all too easy for new renters to ignore the fine details and make expensive mistakes. Thankfully, avoiding the top mistakes new renters make is easy with a bit of extra attention and some preplanning. Don’t let your excitement get the […]

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