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Homeowner Benefits During Tax Season

We previously talked about overlooked tax deductions for property managers. With tax season in full swing, this week we will cover some benefits homeowners can receive and may not be aware they have. Owning real estate can already make taxes more complicated, so it’s nice to know benefits that are available to you. Moving Credits If…

How to Be the Best Property Owner/Landlord

Part of being a great property owner means always working to improve your work and your relationships with tenants, even if you’ve been in the field for many years. Here are a few areas to refresh yourself on and help you improve your overall output. Be Specific in the Contract Don’t hold back on your rules…

The Best Way to Handle Resident Outbursts

One of the more difficult aspects of being a property manager is dealing with unhappy, angry, or disappointed residents. Even the best, most customer-aware companies will more than likely be faced with an upset tenant at some time. The customer may have good reasoning behind their displeasure, or the anger could come from an irrational…

Avoid Bad Tenant Experiences with Pre-Screening

One of the biggest dreads of property management is dealing with a bad tenant. While sometimes it’s hard to tell what type of tenant a person will be until they actually move in, there are some things you can do as far as pre-screening to catch problems in advance and smooth out the process. Phone…

8 Overlooked Tax Deductions for Property Managers

Property managers may be missing out by not taking advantage of certain tax deductions they were previous unaware of. Whether you are the owner of a large property management company or just renting a single property, here is a list of commonly overlooked deductions property managers can take advantage of in 2015: Management fees If…

Offering Virtual Tours of Your Property

When planning marketing strategies for attracting more tenants, you’re always looking for the best leasing strategies to bring business success. And part of that involves keeping up with the latest technology to keep yourself efficient and draw in customers with fresh advertisement. One great way to do so is by offering online virtual tours of…

5 Ways to Bring the Best Tenants to Your Property

Quality tenants can be found in any neighborhood, no matter the price range. The difference between good and bad tenants can be (mostly) controlled by how the property and new tenant process is handled. Here are some ways to ensure you are attracting the best residents possible. 1. Know your target market. It’s common for…

Handling the Extra Expense of Renters with Pets

Residents who have pets present an extra risk to you of damage to property. Not only do pet owners tend to be more laid back in nature, certain breeds of pets have destructive natures. But the truth is, 75% of Millennial renters do have pets, so how do you handle this? Here are some ways to…

Supporting the Green Movement with Your Property

People are becoming increasingly interested in living “greener” everyday lives by reducing their carbon footprint and incorporating practices like recycling and reducing water use. As property managers, steps can be taken to support and implement these practices. Recycle Bins and Carts According to a 2014 survey by the National Waste and Recycling Association, one of…

Getting Residents to Agree to Renter’s Insurance

You already know that renter’s insurance is a smart decision for both the property owner and renters. Now you want to make sure your tenants understand the importance of having a policy and why it’s worth the extra cost. Be Ready to Address Misconceptions A lot of tenants have heard myths about renter’s insurance that…

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