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The 5 Worst Mistakes Property Management Companies Make

By on March 30, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The 5 Worst Mistakes Property Management Companies Make

Property management is not for the faint of heart; at times the job can involve frantic work and unusual hours, all while balancing the day-to-day aspects of working with a diverse group of clientele and ensuring great customer service in the process. In the midst of these details, management companies can make mistakes that set […]

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Purchasing an Investment Property? Consider These Three Tips

By on March 28, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Purchasing an Investment Property?  Consider These Three Tips

If you’ve ever watched one of the seemingly endless stream of home improvement shows on TV today, you might be thinking of buying a rental property of your own. While there are plenty of ways to make money off a rental, it might not be as easy as what you see on TV. Houses don’t […]

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Can you require tenants to have renters insurance?

By on March 26, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Can you require tenants to have renters insurance?

23 seconds. That’s how often fire departments respond to a fire in the U.S.*.  These fires can end up costing you an average of $20,700 in damages if it’s a structure fire. Household fires are most commonly caused by cooking equipment or negligence in the kitchen. For landlords, if your tenant doesn’t have renters insurance, […]

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How to Hire the Best Property Manager

By on March 23, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Hire the Best Property Manager

Hiring someone to care for your rental property is a big decision. You need to make sure that whoever you choose to manage the property is as committed to your investment as you are, and also knows the legal ins-and-outs involved with the rental process. Hiring the wrong manager can have a substantial negative impact […]

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8 Reasons Your Rental Business Needs Online Leasing

8 Reasons Your Rental Business Needs Online Leasing

With the help of technological advances, the rental industry has evolved to offer simple solutions for landlords and property managers to streamline everyday tasks in order to be more efficient, more organized, and more successful.   Online software systems create easy solutions for marketing vacancies, processing applications, screening tenants, collecting rent, and managing owner and […]

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7 Quick and Easy Home Updates to Make Before Your New Tenants Move In

By on March 19, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
7 Quick and Easy Home Updates to Make Before Your New Tenants Move In

As tenants move in and out of your property over the years, problems will inevitably arise that need fixing. The paint will eventually begin to wear on the walls, fixtures throughout the house will break down, and the home might become generally less safe than it once was. These are 7 quick and easy home […]

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10 Things Nightmare Tenants Will Do

By on March 16, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Things Nightmare Tenants Will Do

No one sets out to become a nightmare tenant. But for new  (or even seasoned) renters, it can feel difficult ensuring that you’re on your landlord’s good side. The key to checking if you’re a dream renter, and to avoiding becoming a bad one, is often a little extra knowledge and follow-through. TO avoid giving […]

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Rental Listings IFrame – Add Rental Listings To Your Website

Rental Listings IFrame – Add Rental Listings To Your Website

The following article is related to advanced programming features for your property management website.  This article was written to provide guidance to your webmaster or website designer. Adding Rental Listings to Your Custom Property Management Website While Rentec Direct provides a free property listings website to clients, another option is to create your own website […]

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How to Deal with Bad Neighbors at Your Rental Property

By on March 14, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments
How to Deal with Bad Neighbors at Your Rental Property

Bad neighbors can bring down a rental property’s desirability making it difficult to maintain occupancy. Renters today evaluate a potential property by more than just the price point and interior features.  It even goes beyond amenities to include the property’s community and neighborhood. Just as the right price can make or break a signed lease, […]

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5 Things to Look for When Searching for a New Apartment

By on March 12, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Things to Look for When Searching for a New Apartment

Apartment hunting gets a bad rap. Yes, you have to scour countless maps online to find available apartments. Yes, you have to have a budget in mind and know what you can afford. And yes, you have to avoid getting sidetracked by those expensive places you can’t afford. But finding a great new apartment is […]

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