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How to Pursue Money Owed After Tenants Move Out

How to Pursue Money Owed After Tenants Move Out

If you’ve been a property owner for long enough, you’ve likely experienced tenants who end up owing more than their deposit will cover when they move out. Even if you are diligent about background and income checks and focusing on the best tenants, it’s still likely a decent percentage will leave owing some money. The…

Three Big Reasons to Avoid Uninsured and Unlicensed Contractors

Three Big Reasons to Avoid Uninsured and Unlicensed Contractors

There are a number of reasons a property owner could be tempted to hire a contractor who is uninsured or unlicensed. Maybe it seems worth it for the price, or they are someone you know and assume you can trust. However, it’s generally a very bad idea and includes a lot of risk on the part…

What to Consider About Property Management Fees

What to Consider About Property Management Fees

If you’re currently looking for a property management company, there is a lot to consider. You has to ask for proposals, references, and interview the companies. You can even be far away from your property and not able to meet the managers in person right away. So it’s important to make sure you are finding someone…

Tips for Successful Rental Property Ownership

Tips for Successful Rental Property Ownership

If you’re a rental property owner, you already know that working in real estate can be really hard, time-consuming work. And it can be risky. But there are advantages too: it can be a worthu investment over the long-term if you educate yourself and make smart decisions throughout the buying and renting process. Here are…

Hiring a Property Manager Vs. Doing It Yourself

Hiring a Property Manager Vs. Doing It Yourself

For just about any property owner or investor, despite their personality, background, or other factors, the main motive for renting out their property is to create an extra income stream. However, sometimes it’s easy to get so focused on the renting and money aspect and not thinking about what comes with being a property owner who also…

How to Optimize Your Contact Page to Connect with Prospective Renters

How to Optimize Your Contact Page to Connect with Prospective Renters

We’ve talked previously about the internet and how it effects tenants, such as encouraging them to pay rent online. But in this post, we’re discussing how to improve the way potential tenants contact you online about your property. The sad truth is that many online contact pages for properties are neglected and therefore frustrating for users. A property’s…

5 Ways to Grill Safely on Your Property this Summer

5 Ways to Grill Safely on Your Property this Summer

Summertime means the season of outdoor get-togethers and backyard grilling. It’s a fun time to soak up the sun and enjoy delicious food straight off the grill. Among all the fun, though, it’s so important for property owners to keep in mind the risks involved with using open flames in order to best protect their property and…

Avoiding Electrical Hazards On Your Property

Avoiding Electrical Hazards On Your Property

With the amount of appliances being used in homes growing, people are using more electricity than before. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), the combination of appliances and lights usage makes up about 34% of home’s power. While this is understandable, it also increases the chances of electrical hazards, specifically electrical fires, in…

Meeting Your Residents’ Summer Needs

Meeting Your Residents’ Summer Needs

You likely know that summer is one of the busiest seasons for property owners. It’s easy to get excited and preoccupied with filling rental units and signing new leases as new prospects visit and consider your property. However, are you still giving your current residents the amount of attention they need? You’ll want to keep this question…

Managing Drainage from Heavy Rain on Your Property

Managing Drainage from Heavy Rain on Your Property

Recent heavy precipitation and flooding has lately been affecting properties in southern areas, such as Oklahoma and Texas. A lot of rain can leave some property owners in over their heads with water and not prepared to handle it. And property that isn’t prepared for so much rain can have issues with standing water, erosion, and flooding….

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