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Kaycee Miller

Kaycee (Wegener) Miller manages marketing and media relations for Rentec Direct, bringing a unique perspective to the world of property management and proudly shares industry news, products, and trends within the community.

The Lease Signing Process for Landlords and Tenants

By on August 15, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The Lease Signing Process for Landlords and Tenants

When it comes to signing a lease agreement between landlord and tenant, what is the standard process? The rental lease agreement is a formal contract between a tenant and a property owner, or a representative of the owner, like a property manager, outlining the terms and conditions for living at a rental property in exchange […]

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Maintenance Expenses for Your Rental Property

By on August 8, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Maintenance Expenses for Your Rental Property

Owning an investment property requires a little more work than simply collecting rental payments, paying the mortgage and pocketing the profit.  First-time landlords will benefit from understanding all the expenses that go into owning a rental home beyond a mortgage payment. An investor’s budget should allocate for standard homeowner expenses like mortgage, taxes, insurance, and […]

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A Property Manager’s Guide to Maintaining Proper Records

A Property Manager’s Guide to Maintaining Proper Records

Proper file management for landlords and property managers can save you tons of time if ever faced with an audit, legal dispute, Fair Housing claim, or if you simply need to find specific lease terms.   Like most businesses, state and federal guidelines dictate which files professionals in the rental industry must keep and for […]

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How to Save Money During Tenant Turnover

By on July 25, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Save Money During Tenant Turnover

No matter how much you screen your tenants, the truth of the matter is, landlords will probably spend some time cleaning up after tenants when they vacate a rental property.  But a little elbow grease is nothing compared to the cost of repairing property damage.  Whether the result of bad tenant behavior or normal wear and tear, […]

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Are You Ready for Back-to-School Move-In Day?

By on July 18, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Are You Ready for Back-to-School Move-In Day?

With the first day of school around the corner, college towns across the nation are preparing for the mass arrival of students moving into rental housing. While a lease may begin at any time throughout the year, rental housing in college towns tend to have the majority of leases starting at the same time in […]

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Rental Brokers, Leasing Agents, and Property Managers – What’s the difference?

By on July 16, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Rental Brokers, Leasing Agents, and Property Managers – What’s the difference?

When searching for a new rental property to call home, renters may find themselves working with a few different types of rental professionals. Rental brokers, leasing agents, property managers and landlords all work with renters in different capacities.  Depending on where you live and the local market, you might be more likely to work with […]

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Tackling Landlord-Tenant Relationships on Rent.com

By on July 5, 2018 in Education, News with 0 Comments
Tackling Landlord-Tenant Relationships on Rent.com

Landlord-tenant relationships can require some navigation, as anyone who has been a renter, manager, or landlord knows. From legal rights to proper communication, it is important to understand just how to approach common situations for the best possible outcomes. You can find some articles I’ve written on themes surrounding this topic for Rent.com. Rent.com is […]

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The Importance of Vendor Screening for Landlords

By on June 27, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments
The Importance of Vendor Screening for Landlords

  Choosing a vendor for your rental property business involves more than finding a service provider skilled in their trade.  Every vendor you hire becomes a representative of your business and their service will affect the experience of your tenants and owners. In order to protect your business’s reputation and ensure the safety of your […]

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Top Three Mistakes New Landlords Make

By on June 20, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Top Three Mistakes New Landlords Make

Becoming a landlord can be a great way to earn passive income and save for the future. And whether you became a landlord accidentally (through inheritance or a simple need to create income with an extra property) or have purchased a property with renting in mind, every landlord has to start somewhere. Learning the basics […]

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The Real Cost of Tenant Turnover

By on June 18, 2018 in Education with 35 Comments
The Real Cost of Tenant Turnover

One of the biggest cash flow killers in property management is tenant turnover.  When a tenant moves out of your rental property, not only do you miss out on monthly rental income from the unoccupied unit, but the costs continue to add up when you factor in the additional steps it takes to get your […]

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