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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.

5 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Rental Property

By on April 21, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Rental Property

If you own or manage rental property, you should always be thinking about ways to increase the profits your rental property. Generally, the easiest way to increase profits on a rental property, is avoid vacancy at all costs and to maximize rental income. As a  property manager, you can suggest these updates to your clients […]

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Do I Really Need a Tenant Portal for My Renters?

By on April 20, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Do I Really Need a Tenant Portal for My Renters?

If your tenants are asking for an app to pay rent online or submit maintenance requests, it might be time to stop brushing aside their requests. With 56% of the renter population made of the Millennial generation, and with a renter population of over 100 million, it’s safe to say we can look at Millennial […]

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What is Cash for Keys for Rental Properties?

By on April 17, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
What is Cash for Keys for Rental Properties?

Would you rather pay for an eviction and potential property damage from a disgruntled tenant, or simply pay the problem tenant to just disappear? If you have a renter who stopped paying rent or is a nuisance to rent to, you might consider a cash for keys agreement to get them to leave. Cash for […]

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Crazy Fancy Apartment Amenities Renters Actually Pay For

By on April 12, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Crazy Fancy Apartment Amenities Renters Actually Pay For

Lavish amenities at luxury apartment complexes are a familiar concept that often include pools and community social areas. But the amenities war is getting more competitive as buildings are offering more ways to socialize and entertain their residents – expansive kitchens for cooking demonstrations, outdoor fire pits, parks, swimming pools, theaters, fitness centers, music practice […]

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Iowa Introduces New Rental Inspection Requirement for Landlords

By on April 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Iowa Introduces New Rental Inspection Requirement for Landlords

  Rental Inspection Programs are city or county wide ordinances that require rental property owners to register their properties and agree to an inspection. The properties are typically inspected for compliance with state and local laws involving property maintenance. The Oskaloosa City Council voted to adopt a Rental Housing Inspection Program in April 2017, which […]

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Spring Flooding at My Rental Property

By on April 6, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Spring Flooding at My Rental Property

Record breaking rain and snow from this past winter may have you wondering…Do I have to worry about flooding at my rental property? Flood Insurance for Landlords In most cases you standard homeowners insurance or landlord policy does not cover flood damage.  Landlords will need a separate flood insurance coverage. The National Flood Insurance Program […]

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New Property Manager Introduction Letter for Your Renters

By on April 4, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
New Property Manager Introduction Letter for Your Renters

When a rental property owner decides to hire a property management firm to take care of his tenants and property, informing the renters of the change is an important part of a smooth transition process. A new management introduction letter will be necessary whether an investor hires a property management company for the first time […]

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The Most Important Tips For First-Time Landlords

By on March 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
The Most Important Tips For First-Time Landlords

Congratulations on making the leap towards owning an investment property. Real estate investments are often seen as one of the most reliable (and profitable) investment opportunities due to the tax benefits and income potential. However, a reliable and profitable investment will only become safe and lucrative if managed properly.  A new landlord needs to take […]

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All You Need To Know About Property Management Fees

By on March 28, 2017 in Education with 6 Comments
All You Need To Know About Property Management Fees

If you own rental property, deciding to work with a property management company to represent your property is a big decision.  While a lot of owners self-manage their homes, using a management company is an alternative way to secure rental income for less stress and less dedicated time.  The trade off for working with a […]

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Help! A Tenant Died at My Rental Property, Now What?

By on March 23, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Help! A Tenant Died at My Rental Property, Now What?

What happens if a tenant dies in a rental property? Tenant deaths are a somber topic but one that needs to be addressed. Hopefully you never have to deal with the death of a renter, but if you do there are certain steps a landlord needs to follow to make sure everything is handled legally. […]

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