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Kaycee Wegener

Kaycee 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.

Introducing a New Mobile App for Rentec Direct Renters

Introducing a New Mobile App for Rentec Direct Renters

Rentec Direct introduces a new mobile solution for renters with the Resident Connect by Rentec Direct mobile app. Resident Connect is a mobile app of the Rentec Direct Tenant Portal. Through the app, your renters can pay their rent online, submit maintenance requests, review statements, and check property notices. The Resident Connect mobile app also […]

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Landlord and Renter Rights After California Wildfires

By on November 10, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Landlord and Renter Rights After California Wildfires

The fires in Northern California’s Bay Area have left communities, families, and individuals devastated as they deal with the tragic aftermath.   According to CAL FIRE, at the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 8,900 structures (as damage […]

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How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

By on November 8, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

Moving to a new city can be as daunting as it is exciting.  Whether work, school, family or adventure drives you to relocate to an unknown town, proper preparation is the best way to make a smooth transition into a new location.   One of the biggest steps for every mover is finding a new […]

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How to Pick the Right Handyman for Your Rentals

By on October 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Pick the Right Handyman for Your Rentals

When a pipe bursts at your rental property, are you ready to diy the maintenance or do you “have a guy” for that? While some maintenance tasks can be easily handled in-house, other times you will have to reference your preferred vendor list to get the job done. Vendors for rental property maintenance include plumbers, […]

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20 Times My Renters Drove Me Crazy

By on October 27, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
20 Times My Renters Drove Me Crazy

The following article was originally published on Let’s Talk Property Management: Landlords often have a negative reputation as greedy, slumlords, looking to take advantage of their renters.  In fact, with cases like those shared by these Reddit users who tell their worst landlord/management story, it’s hard to argue that sentiment. But are landlords always at fault […]

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The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

By on October 25, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

One of the many important decisions you will make as a landlord is deciding on whether or not to allow pets at your rental property. Minimizing potential property damage caused by pets is the number one reason owners give against allowing pets in their rentals. However, by saying no to pets, owners are also limiting their […]

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Guide to Late Rent Fees for Landlords and Property Managers

By on October 20, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Guide to Late Rent Fees for Landlords and Property Managers

When a renter pays rent late, most landlords will impose a late fee as a penalty to the late rent.   Late fees for rent payments are typically based on a reasonable percentage of the monthly rental rate (5-10%) or a flat fee. In most cases, a landlord can only charge a late fee if […]

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Tenant Screening Red Flags

By on October 19, 2017 in Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
Tenant Screening Red Flags

Landlords and property managers understand the importance of tenant screening to secure the most qualified applicant for your rental property.  Failing to properly screen your rental applicants can result in significant loss of income due to late or unpaid rent, property damages, or an ugly and expensive eviction. Establishing standard screening criteria helps landlords and property […]

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Frequently Asked Renter Questions for Landlords

By on October 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Frequently Asked Renter Questions for Landlords

Your renters will look to their future landlord or property manager to answer questions about the property and rent, how to be a good tenant,and how to maintain the property.    To help you provide the best service to your tenants, we’ve put together a list of some common renter questions with suggestions for how […]

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Entitled Tenants: The Difference between Bad Managers and Bad Renters

By on October 13, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Entitled Tenants: The Difference between Bad Managers and Bad Renters

Ever log onto a local review site, like Yelp or Facebook, and see unflattering reviews about your management company or property? Sometimes these tenant complaints are valid, due to poor customer service by your management team, other times your tenants are simply complaining because they didn’t get their way. Here’s a look at some common […]

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