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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.

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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The 5 Worst Mistakes Property Management Companies Make

By on March 30, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The 5 Worst Mistakes Property Management Companies Make

Property management is not for the faint of heart; at times the job can involve frantic work and unusual hours, all while balancing the day-to-day aspects of working with a diverse group of clientele and ensuring great customer service in the process. In the midst of these details, management companies can make mistakes that set […]

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How to Hire the Best Property Manager

By on March 23, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Hire the Best Property Manager

Hiring someone to care for your rental property is a big decision. You need to make sure that whoever you choose to manage the property is as committed to your investment as you are, and also knows the legal ins-and-outs involved with the rental process. Hiring the wrong manager can have a substantial negative impact […]

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10 Things Nightmare Tenants Will Do

By on March 16, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Things Nightmare Tenants Will Do

No one sets out to become a nightmare tenant. But for new  (or even seasoned) renters, it can feel difficult ensuring that you’re on your landlord’s good side. The key to checking if you’re a dream renter, and to avoiding becoming a bad one, is often a little extra knowledge and follow-through. TO avoid giving […]

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5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success as A New Landlord

By on March 9, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success as A New Landlord

Becoming a landlord can sound great on paper, and nothing sounds better than ensuring a steady stream of passive income. However, there’s more to landlording than you may think, and ensuring that you know the basics can prevent a cash-flow or legal issue down the road. Set yourself up for success as a new landlord […]

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How Well Do You Know Your Rental Market?

By on March 2, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How Well Do You Know Your Rental Market?

If you’re a property manager responsible for a large portfolio, or just a landlord with an attached rental space on your property, it’s important for you to know your potential renters well. Zillow recently released a quiz testing just how well you know your renters, based off of the Renters section of the 2017 Zillow […]

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Home Maintenance Tasks to Put on Your Spring To-Do List

By on February 23, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Home Maintenance Tasks to Put on Your Spring To-Do List

It’s no secret that spring is on its way. And while some of you might still be viewing blankets of snow when looking out your window and may not be ready to think about spring maintenance, now truly is the time for most landlords and owners to ensure that their properties are ready for the […]

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How to Save for A Home While Renting

By on February 16, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Save for A Home While Renting

For many future homeowners, renting is an important step at the beginning of the buying process. If you’ve ever weighed the pros and cons of renting vs. buying a home, you may find that renting now and saving up for a home in the future is the best plan for you. There are certainly a […]

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10 Resident Event Ideas That You May Not Have Tried Before- Infographic

By on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
10 Resident Event Ideas That You May Not Have Tried Before- Infographic

Hosting a resident event is a classic way to put your appreciation for your tenants on display and to encourage a great resident community. You may feel inclined to avoid hosting the same old event, but know that planning can be a time-sink. Truthfully, hosting a great resident event is not difficult. Even a small […]

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