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How Long Does an Eviction Take?

By on March 21, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How Long Does an Eviction Take?

Evictions are one of the most expensive and stressful parts of being a landlord. Evictions can result in lost rent, require a big time commitment, and can increase the risk for property damage. Evictions are a worst case scenario for any landlord, property owner or manager because of the costs associated with the process. One […]

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Is Hardwood Flooring for Rentals a Good Investment?

By on March 17, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Is Hardwood Flooring for Rentals a Good Investment?

Hardwood floors are a natural, durable, and beautiful product. Made of solid wood planks or strips that can be glued together in butcher block format, nailed down or left “floating”. They can also add an earthy tone to a rental, making it more attractive to tenants. But is hardwood a good investment for your rental […]

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Security Deposit Laws, Limits & Deadlines – State Guide for Rentals

By on March 16, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Security Deposit Laws, Limits & Deadlines – State Guide for Rentals

A complete state-by-state guide for landlords, property managers, and renters on security deposit laws for maximum limits and deadlines for refunding the funds to a tenant. This guide provides a quick reference to each state’s: Maximum amount of allowable security deposit The number of days a landlord/property manager has to return deposit fund or accounting […]

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Seattle Landlords Sue City Over New “First Come, First Serve” Rental Law

By on March 14, 2017 in Education with 5 Comments
Seattle Landlords Sue City Over New “First Come, First Serve” Rental Law

Landlords in Seattle, WA are dealing with new rental laws that protect renters and enact tighter regulations on housing providers. In response to one of these new laws, known as the “First Come, First Serve” renter approval policy, some Seattle landlords banned together to overturn the policy and protect their rights as housing providers. New […]

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The Easiest Tenant Lead Tracking Solution (that actually works!)

By on March 10, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
The Easiest Tenant Lead Tracking Solution (that actually works!)

 Update your Tenant Lead Management System and never  lose a lead again. Too many rental applications coming in for your property? Sounds like a pretty good first-world problem for any landlord or property manager. While it would be easy to dismiss any rental applicants with a simple “we have nothing available” or even just ignore […]

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The Best St. Patrick’s Day Resident Event Ideas for Your Renters- Infographic

By on March 8, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
The Best St. Patrick’s Day Resident Event Ideas for Your Renters- Infographic

March 17th is coming quickly, and it’s not too late to plan a St. Patrick’s Day resident event. Resident events can play a crucial role in your overall plan to serve your residential community and reduce retention. Showing your tenants great customer service, and that you value their presence in your multifamily community will encourage them […]

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5 Reasons You Should Allow Pets at Your Rental Property

By on March 7, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Reasons You Should Allow Pets at Your Rental Property

One of the many important decisions required of a landlord is whether pets will be allowed on the rental property. Creating a pet policy will either establish that pets are not allowed or establish clear rules about what types of animals are allowed, what fees are required of pet-owning tenants, and rules all pet-owners must follow […]

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What Happened with the Amazon S3 Server Outage that Broke the Internet

By on March 3, 2017 in Education, Support with 0 Comments
What Happened with the Amazon S3 Server Outage that Broke the Internet

The Importance of Online Availability For Business In light of the recent Amazon S3 server outage that put a huge portion of the internet offline, Rentec Direct is pleased to reassure you that your software remained online during the entire outage.   While websites worldwide were “Temporarily Unavailable”, Rentec Direct clients continued to have full […]

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Landlord Forms for Rentals: Lease Agreements, Notices, Disclosures, & More

By on March 2, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Landlord Forms for Rentals: Lease Agreements, Notices, Disclosures, & More

Looking for forms for your rental business? ezLandlord Forms provides you with state-specific rental forms that have been evaluated by landlord peers and attorneys in each state. Every landlord and property manager will need to have the right legal paperwork and forms to successfully run their rental business.  Items like a state-specific lease agreement, Notice […]

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Must-Do Spring Maintenance Tasks for Your Rentals- Infographic

By on March 1, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
Must-Do Spring Maintenance Tasks for Your Rentals- Infographic

After a winter of record rains or difficult snows we’re all looking forward to the sunshine that Spring promises. While we know that Punxsutawney Phil may have promised 6 more weeks of winter, March marks the beginning of the Spring season, and that means that Spring maintenance should be on your radar. Seasonal maintenance may […]

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