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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.

3 Ways to Grow Your Credit Score While Renting

By on July 20, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
3 Ways to Grow Your Credit Score While Renting

When it comes to finding your dream apartment or home, a good credit score can open many doors–literally. Building your credit may initially seem like a task when saving and preparing for a future home purchase, but often doesn’t seem as high on the priority list if you are renting. However, whether you are renting […]

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Budget-Conscious Must-Haves for Your First Apartment

By on July 13, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Budget-Conscious Must-Haves for Your First Apartment

Getting your first apartment is an experience like no other, but as everyone knows, the search can be quite a process. After searching for your dream apartment and prioritizing your needs, and finally signing your lease, it can be tempting to let your excitement get the best of you when shopping for furniture and decor. […]

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Pool Safety Tips For Your Rental Property: Infographic

By on July 6, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Pool Safety Tips For Your Rental Property: Infographic

Keeping your residents safe is of the utmost priority for a landlord or property manager, and with summer in full-swing, pool safety should be on your mind. A resident swimming pool can add value and entertainment to your existing offerings and is an often sought-after amenity among renters. However, as fun as a pool can […]

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5 Ways to End Up In a Terrible Rental Situation

By on June 29, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Ways to End Up In a Terrible Rental Situation

Finding the perfect rental these days takes more than just a Google search or a quick peruse in the paper to find a new home that will fit your needs. More often than not, these tactics can land you in a place you don’t feel happy calling home–and that is if you manage to avoid […]

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Top 10 Ways to Drive Away Tenants (And How to Avoid Them)

By on June 25, 2018 in Education with 5 Comments
Top 10 Ways to Drive Away Tenants (And How to Avoid Them)

The following article was originally published on Let’s Talk Property Management: Good tenants are at the heart of a flourishing rental. Tenants are the backbones of a property manager or landlord’s livelihood and should be treated accordingly.  For landlords and property managers, tenants are and are the backbones of the business and livelihood. And while tenants can […]

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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 Education 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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