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What To Do When A Tenant Wants To Break Their Lease

By on April 25, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
What To Do When A Tenant Wants To Break Their Lease

A vacancy is one of the most expensive aspects of the rental industry and it is in a manager’s or owner’s best interest to keep their rental property occupied with qualified tenants. In a perfect scenario, a landlord will secure a long-term lease with a responsible tenant, who pays rent on time, takes care of […]

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Rentec Direct Features Guide – New Tools for Property Managers & Landlords

Rentec Direct Features Guide – New Tools for Property Managers & Landlords

Everything you want to know about rental management success using Rentec Direct’s property management software.  With The Property Pro Coffee Break, you can take your rental business to the next level with helpful tips and the latest trends for property managers, landlords, and investors. Within the Rentec Direct Property Pro Coffee Break you will discover: The […]

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April Showers Bring… Spring Maintenance and Cleaning Tasks

By on April 20, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
April Showers Bring… Spring Maintenance and Cleaning Tasks

It’s that time of year! “Spring cleaning” is a common endeavor during this season, but if you are a landlord, you’ll have to include more heavy-duty maintenance tasks as well. Rentec’s Brentnie Daggett covers both these undertakings in two recent blog posts on RIS Media’s Housecall blog. There, she covers checklists for landlords and property […]

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Tenant Surveys: What To Ask and Why

By on April 18, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Tenant Surveys: What To Ask and Why

Tenant surveys can be used to evaluate your tenants’ perception and experience with their rental property, the community and neighborhood, amenities, customer service, maintenance, and management. By asking and listening to your tenants feedback you will be able to increase occupancy, enhance your competitive position, evaluate personnel performance, and improve tenant retention. What To Ask […]

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Wondering About Home Warranties for Rental Properties?

By on April 16, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Wondering About Home Warranties for Rental Properties?

When you are buying a residential property, it is common sense to acquire a home warranty. Home warranties, like warranties for familiar products like tech devices, protect your investment for a certain amount of time, so if something serious breaks down, the costs of repairing or replacing it are less extensive. Typically, home warranties last […]

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Landlord Forced to Pay $1.6 Million Due to Pest Infestation

By on April 13, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Landlord Forced to Pay $1.6 Million Due to Pest Infestation

Recently, a civil jury awarded a family scarred by bedbugs $1.6 million–the highest amount ever paid to a single family in a bed bug case in the United States, according to the family’s lawyer. In 2012, the Martinez family–living in an apartment in Inglewood, California–began noticing red spots all over their three-year-old’s body and face. […]

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Environmentally Friendly Rentals: The Value of Going Green

By on April 11, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Environmentally Friendly Rentals: The Value of Going Green

Green initiatives for rental properties, in the past, were icing on an already scrumptious cake. Not considered necessitous, but a helpful benefit to cut costs and stand out among other properties in your area, going green was, overall, optional. However, as Millennial and Gen Z renters’ share in the tenant pool grows larger, becoming eco-conscious […]

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The 5 Worst Mistakes A New Renter Can Make

By on April 6, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The 5 Worst Mistakes A New Renter Can Make

Renting for the first time can be exciting. Unfortunately, in the process, it can be all too easy for new renters to ignore the fine details and make expensive mistakes. Thankfully, avoiding the top mistakes new renters make is easy with a bit of extra attention and some preplanning. Don’t let your excitement get the […]

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10 Reasons Why Your Tenants Need Renters Insurance

By on April 4, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments
10 Reasons Why Your Tenants Need Renters Insurance

  Most landlords and property managers know just how vital a renters insurance can be for your tenants. The small cost to protect valuables and cover cases of damage to property in instances of tenant negligence. Even so, a surprising number of renters fail to hold a renters insurance policy to protect themselves and their […]

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5 Ways to Avoid a Rent Increase

By on April 2, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Ways to Avoid a Rent Increase

In a time when rent is actively increasing across the nation, it might be impossible to actually negotiate a rent decrease. Rather than looking at how to lower your monthly rent, you will probably have better luck at learning how to avoid a rent increase. Avoiding a rent increase will translate to lower housing expenses […]

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