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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.

Top 10 Landlord-Tenant Laws to Remember

By on September 20, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Top 10 Landlord-Tenant Laws to Remember

Laws pertaining to rental housing are established to protect both parties of the landlord-tenant relationship.  Knowledge of and compliance with federal, state and local regulations is crucial for both landlords and tenants.  Rental property owners want to run a profitable business and protect their investment.  Tenants want to live peacefully in a rental home and […]

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Repair and Deduct Options for Renters and Landlords

By on September 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Repair and Deduct Options for Renters and Landlords

If your rental property is in need of maintenance or repairs, some state laws allow tenants to make the repair and deduct the cost of the repair from their rent, referred to as repair and deduct. The concept of repair and deduct can be a point of contention between landlords and tenants who don’t fully […]

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Landlord Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance

By on September 13, 2017 in Education with 5 Comments
Landlord Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance

Insurance policies designed specifically for landlords provide added protection for financial loss and obligations associated with your rental properties. While some landlords assume they can rely on their standard homeowners insurance to cover their rental units, homeowners coverage it usually not sufficient to protect an investment property. Landlord vs. Homeowners Insurance – What’s The Difference? Homeowners […]

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How Much Does Tenant Turnover Really Cost?

By on September 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How Much Does Tenant Turnover Really Cost?

Tenant turnover is the process of getting a rental property ready for a new tenant after a lease expires and your previous tenant moves out. Property managers and landlords need to make the turnover as efficient as possible to minimize the time the property is unoccupied. Every day that a property sits vacant is a […]

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Hurricane Safety for Landlords and Renters

By on September 6, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Hurricane Safety for Landlords and Renters

Current updates about Hurricane Irma, following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, is an important reminder that hurricane season is upon us.   Property managers and landlords in hurricane zones have the added responsibility of ensuring the safety of their tenants and properties. While it is not necessarily a landlord’s job to hold their renters’ hands through […]

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Renters’ Rights Dealing with Flood Damage In Texas

By on September 2, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
Renters’ Rights Dealing with Flood Damage In Texas

Renters and landlords alike may be wondering what steps they need to take if their property was damaged in Hurricane Harvey-related flooding.   The Houston Chronicle reports that as many as 120,000 apartment units across the region have been damaged in floods related to Hurricane Harvey. Flood damage will affect both the renters who called […]

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Top Tenant Complaints and How to Handle Them

By on August 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Top Tenant Complaints and How to Handle Them

In the property management world a thriving tenant-landlord relationship can mean the difference between success and stress when it comes to managing your rental properties. That’s not to say success and stress are mutually exclusive in this industry, but a positive relationship with your tenants means higher tenant retention, less vacancies, more rental income and greater […]

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5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Still Vacant

By on August 28, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Still Vacant

Despite a historically low rental vacancy rate across the country, there are some properties that sit vacant for too long. Vacancy is murder to the profitability of an investment property, so every landlord, investor, and property manager needs to prioritize getting a property rented.  Even one month of vacancy can put your investment in the […]

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5 Signs It’s Time To Fire Your Property Manager

By on August 25, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
5 Signs It’s Time To Fire Your Property Manager

If you own an investment property and use a property manager, how do you really know they are working their hardest to maximize your profits? A property manager’s job is to make your life as an investor easier, ensuring the property is occupied maintained rent paying and the property is well maintained. You are paying […]

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Types of Rental Property Owners That Will Grow Your PM Business

By on August 23, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Types of Rental Property Owners That Will Grow Your PM Business

Renter-occupied homes account for 37% of American households, a number that has been growing in the past decade according to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), creating a strong market for those looking to capitalize on this housing trend.   Property managers and landlords collected $441 billion in rent payments across the U.S. in 2014, […]

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