Category: Property Manager Advice

Landlord Advice, Property Manager Advice, Tenant Screening

Common Questions from Savvy Renters

There are many articles and blog posts addressing the types of questions landlords should (and should not) ask prospective tenants. But renters will have questions of their own. Landlords can avoid being caught off guard by preparing answers to the following common questions from renters. “How long is the lease?” Landlords will want to consider […]

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Tenant Screening Systems

You’ve got a great rental property. You’ve taken some eye-catching photos and carefully prepared the space. You’ve analyzed the local market and set an appropriate rental price. You’ve advertised a rental listing and now you have tenants lining up to tour the property. But what’s the next step? How do you screen tenants from among the […]

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The Power of Photography

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – but no one can deny that great photos help sell properties. Beautiful listing photos can help potential renters (or buyers!) visualize living in a new house or apartment. Effective staging can help people enjoy a new space before they have even moved in. Whether you are […]

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Ready for an Investment Property? Considerations Beyond Cash Flows

After putting pen to paper and crafting a careful budget of cash flows, many prospective landlords feel confident to move forward on an investment property. However, there are considerations beyond the basic cash flows to review before becoming a landlord. Managing a rental property comes with managing tenants – and that can mean juggling both […]

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Important Things to Consider Before Evicting a Problem Tenant

Not all tenants are the same. Some pay rents on time, others don’t. Some follow the rules specified in the lease, while others don’t. If you are managing a property as a landlord, you have to patiently deal with all kinds of tenants. But what if a tenant has become too intolerable to keep? Obviously, […]

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Converting Your Home into a Rental? Four Important Tips to Follow

If you are planning to move out of your primary residence – be it a single family home or an apartment – and convert it into a rental, you are likely to assume it’s going to be an easy job. You’ve been living in the property for many years and everything that a prospective renter […]

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Whether to be a DIY Landlord or Hire a Property Manager? Here is How You Can Decide What is Right for You

If you are planning to buy a rental, you need to determine whether you would be a DIY landlord or you would hire an agency to manage the property. Your friend who owns a rental may have hired a property manager, but it may not necessarily be the right choice for you. Actually, which one […]

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