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Drone Photography for Property Managers and Landlords

By on November 17, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Drone Photography for Property Managers and Landlords

If you have spent much time looking at real estate listings recently you likely have seen aerial photos, captured by drone photography equipment, being used for marketing. Drone photos can provide much more than just a ‘cool’ look to a property.  From roof inspections to showcasing area amenities there are many use cases for those […]

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Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space: Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Renters

By on November 13, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space: Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Renters

Small space living requires some compromises, but a seasoned small-spacer knows that most disadvantages merely need to be met with a little storage and decor creativity. That said, even the most steadfast minimalist can have their second-thoughts when considering the possibility of hosting for the holidays.  With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you might be wishing your […]

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Landlord and Renter Rights After California Wildfires

By on November 10, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Landlord and Renter Rights After California Wildfires

The fires in Northern California’s Bay Area have left communities, families, and individuals devastated as they deal with the tragic aftermath.   According to CAL FIRE, at the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 8,900 structures (as damage […]

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How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

By on November 8, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

Moving to a new city can be as daunting as it is exciting.  Whether work, school, family or adventure drives you to relocate to an unknown town, proper preparation is the best way to make a smooth transition into a new location.   One of the biggest steps for every mover is finding a new […]

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5 Slip Prevention Tips for Your Rental Property: Infographic

By on November 6, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
5 Slip Prevention Tips for Your Rental Property: Infographic

Autumn and winter weather bring fun holiday adventures, surprise guest visits, and general commotion as this busy time of year comes into full swing. As you anticipate all the events that will occur within your rental property, guest and tenant safety should be at the forefront of your mind. While the cold seasons can bring […]

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5 Essential Things to Keep in Mind When Decorating Your New Apartment

By on November 1, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Essential Things to Keep in Mind When Decorating Your New Apartment

Moving into a new apartment can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether it’s your first home in a new city or a nearby relocation across town, the process of packing and moving can be exhausting and daunting. Once the boxes have been packed, the furniture moved, and the new keys placed in your hand, there […]

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How to Pick the Right Handyman for Your Rentals

By on October 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Pick the Right Handyman for Your Rentals

When a pipe bursts at your rental property, are you ready to diy the maintenance or do you “have a guy” for that? While some maintenance tasks can be easily handled in-house, other times you will have to reference your preferred vendor list to get the job done. Vendors for rental property maintenance include plumbers, […]

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20 Times My Renters Drove Me Crazy

By on October 27, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
20 Times My Renters Drove Me Crazy

The following article was originally published on Let’s Talk Property Management: Landlords often have a negative reputation as greedy, slumlords, looking to take advantage of their renters.  In fact, with cases like those shared by these Reddit users who tell their worst landlord/management story, it’s hard to argue that sentiment. But are landlords always at fault […]

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The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

By on October 25, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

One of the many important decisions you will make as a landlord is deciding on whether or not to allow pets at your rental property. Minimizing potential property damage caused by pets is the number one reason owners give against allowing pets in their rentals. However, by saying no to pets, owners are also limiting their […]

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Halloween Tips for Landlords and Property Managers – Infographic

By on October 23, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Halloween Tips for Landlords and Property Managers – Infographic

Witches, ghosts, and goblins should be the scariest thing you and your tenants experience this Halloween. Chances are that at least some of your tenants are likely to hand out candy or take children on a trick-or-treating excursion this year, and unfortunately, you cannot always rely on your renters to put safety first. To ensure […]

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