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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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How to Have a Stress Free Moving Day

By on August 21, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Have a Stress Free Moving Day

A signed leased means your new renters passed your tenant screening criteria but even the best tenants can forget to pay attention to certain property rules and lease terms in the midst of moving day excitement. Even if they did pay attention during the lease signing process, putting together “welcome to the property” paperwork that […]

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3 Common Lease Violations Your Renters Will Definitely Make

By on August 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
3 Common Lease Violations Your Renters Will Definitely Make

A strong lease agreement is a landlord’s best friend. A lease provides a binding contract to enforce your property rules and serves as the foundation for a solid landlord-tenant relationship. Part of your job as a good landlord is making sure you approve the most qualified tenant to live in your rental property. One of […]

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My Tenant Has an Unauthorized Pet – Now What?

By on August 14, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
My Tenant Has an Unauthorized Pet – Now What?

Landlords and property managers have several reasons why the might create a pet policy for their rental property. A good pet policy will protect the property, comply with insurance, and keep your tenants safe and happy. For these very reasons, some managers and owners will decide that “no pets allowed” is their policy. If you […]

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5 Dollar Store Decor Items Every Renter Needs

By on August 11, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
5 Dollar Store Decor Items Every Renter Needs

Decorating and organizing your apartment can be full of fun and excitement, but it can be easy to get sucked into the belief that in order to have a cohesive and well-decorated space, that you have to hit your local department store and break the bank in the process. This is completely untrue! Break free […]

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Do Your Tenants Have Long-Term Guests?

By on August 9, 2017 in Education with 8 Comments
Do Your Tenants Have Long-Term Guests?

To protect yourself and your property, every adult living at your rental unit should sign a lease agreement to hold them legally responsible for rent payments and conditions of the lease.  Most standard leases stipulate that tenants are accountable for any guests’ behavior and are responsible for enforcing the property’s rules and regulations. But what […]

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Renter Quiz: What’s Your Dream Renter Score?

By on August 7, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Renter Quiz: What’s Your Dream Renter Score?

Renting can have its challenges, from navigating small apartments, to ensuring your landlord loves you, there is a lot to think about. Overall, the key to having a great rental experience is fostering a healthy landlord-tenant relationship. Are you the type of tenant property managers swoon over? Or are you the type they warn each other […]

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10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

By on August 4, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

When talking about creating “more agile” teams, your first thought might be of tight-knit groups of developers, working diligently to perfect a new software product. Not unreasonable, as the concept of the agile team was first conceptualized with software development in mind. As it turns out, though, the mindset has been so successful, that industries […]

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