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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.

Landlord Tips for when a Tenant Disappears

By on October 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Landlord Tips for when a Tenant Disappears

If you suspect that your renter has disappeared and has no intention of returning to the rental property, you need to follow the appropriate steps before moving forward with re-renting the property. Before taking any moves towards re-renting the property, you need to check your state and local laws regarding rental property abandonment.  Complying with […]

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How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

By on October 4, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

One of your primary goals as a rental property owner or manager should include finding the most qualified tenant who will pay rent on time, follow lease terms, and take care of the property. And most importantly – you need to find this qualified tenant through legal avenues. Awareness of, and compliance with, Fair Housing […]

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From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

By on October 3, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

In order to get your vacant property leased and occupied in the shortest amount of time possible, you need to give your rental ad maximum exposure.    A proven method for getting maximum exposure for your rental vacancies involves placing rental ads in key locations online. A study from Apartments.com found that 61% of online […]

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How to Tell if Your Rental Applicant’s Landlord Reference is Fake

By on September 29, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Tell if Your Rental Applicant’s Landlord Reference is Fake

Calling your rental applicant’s previous landlords for a reference is standard practice in tenant screening. You want to know if the tenant paid his rent on time, followed property rules, and is someone worth renting to. And who better to tell you if an applicant is a good renter than his current or past landlord. […]

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Is a Furnished Rental a Good Real Estate Investment?

By on September 27, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Is a Furnished Rental a Good Real Estate Investment?

Landlords and real estate investors sometimes consider furnishing a rental property depending on the type of tenant they are hoping to attract and their market. Furnished apartments are typically ideal for short-term rental properties, corporate housing, and student housing. If you own rental property near a university, in a big city, or near businesses that […]

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

By on September 22, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

The following article is from the Federal Trade Commission’s  guidance on Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords Need to Know. Landlords and property managers are legally allowed to review a rental applicant’s consumer reports and run a background check to determine if he or she will be a qualified tenant. Housing providers will use a variety […]

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Top 10 Landlord-Tenant Laws to Remember

By on September 20, 2017 in Education with 6 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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