Providing investors, property managers, landlords, and renters with the best educational resources and content is at the heart of what we do at Rentec Direct. Popular media outlets frequently approach Nathan Miller and others at Rentec Direct for insights, quotes, and rental trends thanks to those efforts. Rentec Direct is privileged to continue to share and contribute to industry leaders such as Forbes, Realtor.com, and BiggerPockets.
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GeekEstate | Data Storage and Security for Property Managers
Digitalization is still on the rise, and technology has revolutionized countless aspects of our daily lives. The property management industry has benefited greatly from today’s technological advancements – developments in automation and cloud-based computing have paved the way for property managers, landlords and investors to streamline operations and maximize profits. Across the board, technology like this is becoming more accessible and affordable to the average person, but it isn’t without its own issues.
BiggerPockets | New Landlords: Set Your Expectation by Understanding the Tenant Lifecycle
The general order of operations and standard best practices can seem complex until you can build an operating procedure that works best for you. Generally speaking, the tenant lifecycle involves seven stages: vacancy, screening, leasing, move-in, occupancy, ending tenancy, and move-out.
Forbes Real Estate Council | Rent Control Versus Rent Stabilization: What It All Means For Landlords
A lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities is making this issue even more critical as cities like St. Paul, Minnesota; Springfield, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Montclair, New Jersey and more are in the midst of fighting for rent control or rent stabilization for tenants. What does this mean for today’s landlords and investors?
Rent.com | Renting an Older Home: 5 Red Flags to Look Out For
It’s tough to beat the charm and character you’ll find when renting an older home or apartment. However, it is important to remember that older buildings come with their own unique set of quirks. While some characteristics commonly found in older homes are easy to upgrade or simply based on personal preference, there are a few red flags to keep in mind that might make or break your decision when considering signing a lease.
Realtor.com | 6 Tips for Guiding Buyers in a Seller’s Market
The seller’s market is only getting stronger in 2021 as home prices continue to rise and inventories hit record lows across the country. While mortgage rates have inched up slightly, they remain low, enticing buyers to continue their house hunt. There are several ways brokers and agents can help buyer clients navigate the current seller’s market.
Apartmentguide.com | Clutter vs. Hoarding: When to Worry About Your Roommate
Maybe your roommate is just messy, a sentimental collector or a little bit of a packrat. If this is the case, there are plenty of ways to work through your differences and find a way to live peacefully together. But when is your roommate’s mess potentially the sign of hoarding?
RISMedia’s Housecall | The Pros and Cons of Turning Your Extra Bedroom Into a Rental
If you live alone or have extra space in your home, you may have considered renting out a room in your house as an option to earn some extra income. Whether you live close to a vacation destination or are debating looking for a long-term tenant, renting a room in your home as opposed to an entire unit can often be a more affordable option for renters.
RISMedia’s Housecall | 3 Tips to Protect Your Home for the Long Haul
Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, and the cardinal rule of investing is to protect and preserve. Preventative home maintenance will not only protect your home and preserve its value, but it will also help you save money in the long run.
Medium.com | Natural Disaster Proof: Even Real Estate Should Live in the Cloud
With one of the worst natural disaster seasons in history, many people have lost their homes to flooding, storms and fire. While the physical structure of a home may be unsalvageable, the data and information surrounding home ownership can be kept safe in the cloud. Important for homeowners, investors and property managers, it is just good practice to use this technology when it comes to any real estate investment. After all, real estate is generally the most significant asset in a person’s portfolio. For those with multiple properties, or multi-family properties, this approach can be even more important.
Medium.com | Increase Productivity by Putting Employees First
Today’s workforce is demanding transparency, flexibility and recognition. Instead of rolling your eyes and assuming everyone needs a “participation award,” consider this: when you put employee satisfaction first, productivity goes up. In an analysis of various studies by the Harvard Business Review, findings showed an average of 31 percent more productivity and 37 percent higher sales when employees are happy or satisfied.
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The Realty Inc | (2021) 7 Property Management Blogs Every Landlord Should be Reading
Realtor.com | 4 Reasons to Sign a Multiyear Lease on an Apartment
If you’re a renter who’s happy at your current location, or you’re prepared to move and sign a new lease, it may be worthwhile to consider signing a multiyear lease for a number of reasons.
Farmers Almanac | Get Ready: Cicada Invasion Coming Sooner Than Expected
Brood X, a massive horde of periodic cicadas, will soon be emerging from their 17-year sleep. We explain where and when, and most importantly… why!
Isn’t there a code of ethics for property Managers? We terminated (for nonperformance) the agreement and they refuse to return our keys.
Hi Catherine, there isn’t an overarching code nationwide as the industry is regulated by state or local regulations as well as bound by contract laws. The Real Estate board or commission and/or your local housing authority would have the information about any rules of conduct. It sounds as if you might be dealing with a legal issue and would recommend seeking the advice of an attorney familiar with property management.