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The Most Important Tips For First-Time Landlords

By on March 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
The Most Important Tips For First-Time Landlords

Congratulations on making the leap towards owning an investment property. Real estate investments are often seen as one of the most reliable (and profitable) investment opportunities due to the tax benefits and income potential. However, a reliable and profitable investment will only become safe and lucrative if managed properly.  A new landlord needs to take […]

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How to Create the Perfect Rental Resume

By on February 3, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
How to Create the Perfect Rental Resume

Make a lasting first impression with a Rental Resume to make sure your landlord remembers you during the rental application process. Applying for a rental home can be as competitive as landing your dream job.  The best properties will attract the most qualified tenants, and as a renter, the application process should be approached like applying […]

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Landlord Disclosures: What You Have to Tell Your Tenant – State Guide

By on January 25, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Landlord Disclosures: What You Have to Tell Your Tenant – State Guide

Landlords and property managers are required to follow their federal, state and local laws about informing tenants of policies, facts, and rules about the property. Any information that is shared with a renter about the property or a renter’s rights are considered disclosures.  Landlord disclosures can either be included in the lease or rental agreement, […]

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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 9 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 5 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 5 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 1 Comment
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 2 Comments
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 1 Comment
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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