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How to Pick the Best Property Management Software and What to Avoid

By on October 27, 2016 in Education, Property Management Software with 3 Comments
How to Pick the Best Property Management Software and What to Avoid

Picking the best property management software isn’t easy. Why? Because you’re constantly bombarded with misleading advertising, trumped up demos, and bad information … from high-pressure sales to overpriced platforms to promises of “one size fits all.” How do you ever find the software that’s right for you? You start by asking the best of the […]

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10 Qualities of a Dream Tenant

By on September 21, 2016 in Education with 3 Comments
10 Qualities of a Dream Tenant

A good landlord will go to great lengths to find a qualified tenant for their rental property. Qualified tenants are those that have a proven track record of financial responsibility and rule-abiding behavior, indicating their ability to pay rent and not damage the property. But a great landlord will hope for more than just a […]

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12 Must-Know Tech Trends to Streamline Your Workflow

By on August 31, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
12 Must-Know Tech Trends to Streamline Your Workflow

It’s safe to say “there’s an app for that” for almost every project or business task. While each tool is designed to save you time and make life easier, sometimes the learning curve or actual functions result in the opposite effect. The trick to finding the right one is learning about what each solution does […]

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How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Tenants

By on July 28, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Tenants

Daughter of Inglewood mayor charged with hiring a friend to attack her landlord… The news that made headlines this June, reveals one of the real dangers to professionals in the rental industry. Landlords and property managers have the potential to experience harassment, threats and even physical violence at the hands of their tenants. In the […]

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How To Catch Renters Lying on Their Rental Application

By on July 7, 2016 in Education with 1 Comment
How To Catch Renters Lying on Their Rental Application

For one reason or another, some renters try to lie on their rental application. While it can be difficult to figure out whether or not an applicant is lying, it’s not impossible. Beyond the obvious fibs, applicants that provide fake references and paystubs can be difficult to detect when companies profit off their success. Here’s […]

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15 Secrets Your Renters Do Not Want You To Know

By on June 3, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
15 Secrets Your Renters Do Not Want You To Know

Unfortunately, the reality of a landlord-tenant relationship is that some renters think lying to their landlord is reasonable behavior in order to avoid eviction. Most of the time a landlord will be able to see through the lies and move on to the next tenant.  Other times, an honest landlord believes in the integrity of […]

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How To Grow Your Property Management Business.

By on April 5, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Grow Your Property Management Business.

With the rental industry booming, there seems to be no short supply of tenants filling up your vacancies. The next step for a successful property management business is adding more doors and units to your portfolio. The best way to grow your business is to attract more owners by demonstrating the benefits of property management versus self-managed […]

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Enforce Full Rental Payments via The Tenant Portal

Enforce Full Rental Payments via The Tenant Portal

Based on your feedback we’ve added a new option to your Rentec Direct software that allows you to specify a payment policy for online transactions from your tenants.  Previously a tenant could login to their tenant portal and make any size payment into their account.  Well, who would turn away money, right?  As it turns out […]

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Rentec Direct Recognized as Trust Account Compliant Software

By on December 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments
Rentec Direct Recognized as Trust Account Compliant Software

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission recently evaluated Rentec Direct’s property management software and verified the program’s compliance with the provisions of the Commission’s Rules and Trust Account Guidelines.  This certification provides property managers with additional confidence when using Rentec Direct’s management software to comply with trust accounting guidelines and requirements. Accurate accounting is a […]

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Important Inspections for your Rental Property

By on September 10, 2015 in Education with 4 Comments
Important Inspections for your Rental Property

Maintaining a residential property requires active care and preventive maintenance to ensure the longevity of your home.  In the case of rental housing, most owners do not live onsite and rely on tenants and management to maintain the condition of their investment property.   Despite one’s best effort to screen applicants in order to find […]

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