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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.

How to Increase Renewal Rates

By on January 12, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Increase Renewal Rates

The easiest way to keep vacancy rates low is maximize your properties renewal rates this year. Forget the overhead of tenant turnover, marketing and tenant screening and ensure your best tenant commit to another lease at your rental. If you’re hoping to keep your best tenants, now is a great time to focus on your […]

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How to Price Your Rental Property

By on January 6, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Price Your Rental Property

Whether you got into the rental game as an investor, or you inherited a rental property that you now manage, correctly pricing your rental property can be a difficult task. Naturally, you want to price rent high enough ensure you will be getting the best ROI possible, but need to find a balance to prevent […]

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10 Ways You’re Damaging Your Landlord-Tenant Relationship

By on December 29, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Ways You’re Damaging Your Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Having a great landlord-tenant relationship is imperative to a a great renting experience. Maintaining a great relationship with your landlord means that you will not have to experience a negative interaction regularly, and moreover, will display that you are a great tenant and worthy of attention should an issue ever arise. Ensuring that you are […]

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10 Uniquely Fun Holiday Party Ideas (Your Residents Will Actually Attend)

By on December 19, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Uniquely Fun Holiday Party Ideas (Your Residents Will Actually Attend)

The holiday party is a subject of joy or chagrin depending on whether you’re the attendee or the planner. If the thought of throwing a holiday party before Christmas has you feeling more stress than holiday cheer, consider waiting until the hustle-and-bustle dies down, and throw a party in January to ring in the new […]

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Could Your Holiday Plans Cost You Your Security Deposit?

By on December 14, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Could Your Holiday Plans Cost You Your Security Deposit?

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is nearly unavoidable, and it’s on its way sooner than you think. With time flying as fast as it is, don’t let your holiday plans cost you your security deposit (or worse, cause an eviction). In the excitement of holiday prep, it’s easy to unintentionally ignore the […]

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1099 Submission Requirements for Property Managers

By on December 9, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
1099 Submission Requirements for Property Managers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–in most regards.  I unfortunately, have to pull you from your sugarplum dreams to remind you about a very important new submission deadline and the 1099 submission requirements for the tax season. One of the biggest stresses for property managers this time of year–besides paying taxes–is 1099-MISC reporting. […]

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Damage-Free Decorating: DIY Faux Holiday Mantel

By on December 1, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Damage-Free Decorating: DIY Faux Holiday Mantel

The holiday season is in full swing, and renters everywhere are faced with the dreaded decision, to spread holiday cheer and risk damaging their apartment or to sit out of the decor festivities because they want their security deposit back. If you’re hosting a holiday bash and want to ring in the Christmas season with […]

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Renter-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

By on November 28, 2016 in Education with 1 Comment
Renter-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

The holidays are a festive and wonderful time with friends, family and great food. If you are a renter though, it is sometimes difficult to fully get into the holiday spirit when your lease restrictions put a huge damper on your cheerful decor ideas. However, a no damage policy doesn’t have to stand in the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Renters – Infographic

By on November 22, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Holiday Gift Guide for Renters – Infographic

In the spirit of the holiday season, many landlords find this the perfect time of year to send their renters a small token of appreciation.  As an added bonus, a survey from Endsleigh reveals that acts of kindness from landlords, including holiday gifts, result in increased length of tenancy. From a simple card to a new […]

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Hosting a Holiday Bash in a Small Rental

By on November 18, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
Hosting a Holiday Bash in a Small Rental

Despite the many benefits of renting, too much space is often far from that list. If you’re in the mood for some holiday fun, don’t allow a small apartment to get in the way of celebrating the way you want. Creativity and a little pre-planning can go a long way to create a holiday atmosphere that’s […]

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