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How to Get More Tenants Paying Rent Online

One barrier property owners may face is getting more tenants to pay their rent online. Almost every successful property now has an online portal options for residents to pay their monthly rent payments on the internet as opposed to a check or money order. Online payments are more convenient for the property management too, so how do you encourage those…

3 Ways You Could Be Losing Control of Your Property

It’s just a fact that a property can experience downfalls every once in a while. However, there are some warning signs property owners may not be aware of that can be signaling bigger troubles. It’s important to recognize these so that you can stay prepared in avoiding them for your property. Here are four important signs…

Why You Should Use Social Media to Market Your Property

As a property owner, social media can be a fantastic tool for connecting with your tenants. But it goes farther than that: using social media can be one of the biggest marketing tools for your rental homes and apartments. It may not be much of a surprise that surveys show people are using the internet…

Cities With Increasing Rental Markets

It’s no secret that the rate of homeownership has decreased significantly in the last 20 years, especially in cities with more expensive markets. The upside is that this has faired well for the rental property market. As homeownership prices become increasingly unattainable for many, rental property is becoming the home of choice. Plus, as Millennials…

Don’t Let Your Property Become a Meth Lab

If you’ve ever watched the show Breaking Bad, based around the sale of methamphetamine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, your first thought probably wasn’t about the possibility of your rental property falling victim to a similar situation: being a location for a meth lab. And you might not ever have to, but here are the facts: it’s not…

The Proper Way to Evict Tenants from Your Property

Being a property owner has many rewarding aspects and can be an empowering choice. However, like any position, there are downsides. One of the more unpleasant tasks includes dealing out eviction notices to residents that you need to leave. It may be tempting to avoid kicking someone out of the place they’ve made home, but…

5 Ways You Could Be Paying Too Much Property Tax

This will be the last post this season about taxes, following our previous one about tax benefits for homeowners, in which we’ll discuss a few ways your property tax could be more than you’d think. The amount owed tends to surprise homeowners. Avoid feeling unprepared by looking closer at your bill and speaking up if needed. Here are some…

How to Preserve Rental Home Carpeting

With all that goes on daily in a rental home, carpet can easily and quickly become damaged. Even the most careful resident will have those coffee or food spills happen. Although inevitable, damage to carpet can be a really big expense when it comes time for replacement. Thankfully, property management can work to prolong the life of…

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…

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