Property Management, Tenant Selection, Real Estate News & Tips

New Branding Feature: Custom Logos on Reports

By on January 4, 2018 in Product Updates with 1 Comment
New Branding Feature: Custom Logos on Reports

Rentec Direct is excited to announce a new feature to enhance the custom branding options within your property management software. New for 2018, you can add your company logo to reports generated within Rentec Direct’s software. Including your logo on reports, like statements, ledgers, or a rent roll report, is a great way to maintain […]

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What should I ask my renters on a Tenant Satisfaction Survey?

By on January 3, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
What should I ask my renters on a Tenant Satisfaction Survey?

The beginning of the year is a great time to recharge your professional life by taking a look at what’s working and what can be improved with your rental business.  One of the most convenient ways to accomplish this task is to provide satisfaction surveys to your staff and your tenants. Tenant Satisfaction Surveys Tenant […]

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Pros and Cons of Using For Rent Signs for Rental Marketing

By on December 29, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Pros and Cons of Using For Rent Signs for Rental Marketing

When I entered the landlording business back in 2000, my rental marketing program consisted of the following: Place a For Rent sign in the yard Wait for calls If we were having trouble renting a particularly stubborn property, we would take out an ad in our local newspaper to help. But, mostly, we relied on signs […]

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords and PMs

By on December 27, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords and PMs

New Year’s Day may not be here yet, but it’s already time to step back and create your business and personal goals for the new year. If you’re in the market for some new year’s resolutions, here are some great tips to bring success in 2018. The new year is the perfect time to refocus […]

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6 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate in the Internet Age

By on December 22, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
6 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate in the Internet Age

Real estate is one of the few assets that will remain low-risk for decades to come. In fact, as the human population keeps snowballing into unsustainable figures, real estate will only be more scarce and in greater demand. As an investor, it’s easy to realize the upside to investing in real estate, especially in the […]

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Types of Property Management Licenses

By on December 20, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
Types of Property Management Licenses

Residential property management requires a degree of professionalism and expertise acknowledged by state specific licensure that demonstrates a manager’s education, experience, trustworthiness, and understanding of the industry, as well as required business practices specific to property management. Most property managers are required to hold a property management license or a real estate broker’s license in […]

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Snow Removal Laws For My Rental Property

By on December 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Snow Removal Laws For My Rental Property

If you live in an area prone to snow fall, you need to become familiar with your local snow removal laws. Snow removal requirements from driveways, sidewalks and roads that border your private residence or home are typically enforced by state and local laws. Snow Removal Laws Typically, if you own a house (or business) […]

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See How Easy It Is To File 1099-MISC Tax Forms with Rentec Direct

By on December 15, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
See How Easy It Is To File 1099-MISC Tax Forms with Rentec Direct

Rentec Direct and Nelco join forces to help property managers and landlords navigate 1099-MISC tax reporting. Rentec Direct gives you convenient solutions to complete tax forms related to your rental business, specifically completing and filing your 1099-MISC tax forms online. Rentec Direct property managers and landlords can access the 1099 Tax Assistant report that provides […]

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Should I Accept Rent Payments in Bitcoin?

By on December 13, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
Should I Accept Rent Payments in Bitcoin?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been in the news a lot lately. No wonder, being as Bitcoin has taken a stratospheric rise in value of over 2100% in the past year alone. To put that into perspective, if instead of putting a $25,000 down payment on a property, had you purchased Bitcoin a year ago […]

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How to Avoid Online Rental Listing Scams and Fraud

By on December 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Avoid Online Rental Listing Scams and Fraud

A tight rental market has resulted in fewer vacancies and more competition during the rental search process. Prospective tenants are finding they need to be ready with a complete rental application, qualifying credit scores, a clean rental history, money down, and the decision to sign the lease and move immediately! Competitive rental markets have made […]

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