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Into The Breach! Protecting Your Data During Tax Season

By on January 26, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Into The Breach! Protecting Your Data During Tax Season

With cyber attacks hammering away at caches of protected data worldwide at a record-breaking pace in 2017 (791 breaches in the first half of the year), and often succeeding even against banks of information containing hundreds of millions of names, how is the “small business” possibly expected to protect its data? This is one of […]

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Pros and Cons of Using For Rent Signs for Rental Marketing

By on December 29, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
Pros and Cons of Using For Rent Signs for Rental Marketing

When I entered the landlording business back in 2000, my rental marketing program consisted of the following: Place a For Rent sign in the yard Wait for calls If we were having trouble renting a particularly stubborn property, we would take out an ad in our local newspaper to help. But, mostly, we relied on signs […]

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6 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate in the Internet Age

By on December 22, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
6 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate in the Internet Age

Real estate is one of the few assets that will remain low-risk for decades to come. In fact, as the human population keeps snowballing into unsustainable figures, real estate will only be more scarce and in greater demand. As an investor, it’s easy to realize the upside to investing in real estate, especially in the […]

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Should I add Property Management to my Real Estate Business?

By on December 8, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Should I add Property Management to my Real Estate Business?

At some point in every real estate broker’s career – and probably more than once – they will be asked, “have you ever considered going into property management?”. If your initial reaction to this question as a real estate professional is “No way, no how!” then let’s take a realistic look at how property management […]

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Drone Photography for Property Managers and Landlords

By on November 17, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Drone Photography for Property Managers and Landlords

If you have spent much time looking at real estate listings recently you likely have seen aerial photos, captured by drone photography equipment, being used for marketing. Drone photos can provide much more than just a ‘cool’ look to a property.  From roof inspections to showcasing area amenities there are many use cases for those […]

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5 Essential Things to Keep in Mind When Decorating Your New Apartment

By on November 1, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Essential Things to Keep in Mind When Decorating Your New Apartment

Moving into a new apartment can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether it’s your first home in a new city or a nearby relocation across town, the process of packing and moving can be exhausting and daunting. Once the boxes have been packed, the furniture moved, and the new keys placed in your hand, there […]

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5 Must-Dos For Making A Great First Impression With Your Tenants

By on September 8, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
5 Must-Dos For Making A Great First Impression With Your Tenants

Be honest with yourself. How much interaction do you have with your tenants? Probably not much right? That’s why it’s so important to make a great first impression. You’ve already done the hard work of preparing the unit, running a background check, credit check & you’ve FINALLY found some great tenants. Now is the time to […]

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10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

By on August 4, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

When talking about creating “more agile” teams, your first thought might be of tight-knit groups of developers, working diligently to perfect a new software product. Not unreasonable, as the concept of the agile team was first conceptualized with software development in mind. As it turns out, though, the mindset has been so successful, that industries […]

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Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

By on July 21, 2017 in Education with 7 Comments
Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

Discover your rights and responsbilities when it comes to air conditioning in a rental home in this article by Lisa Oram and originally published by Furnace Compare.  What are a tenant’s rights when the air conditioning breaks? If the AC in your apartment is on the fritz in the middle of summer, you probably want […]

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Avoid Risks When Signing a New Rental Agreement

By on May 1, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Avoid Risks When Signing a New Rental Agreement

There is a joke that the only time we read the fine print of any contract is when a problem arises. This collective negligence is not a new thing. According to David Hoffman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, few people read contracts in their entirety.  But what does this mean for […]

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