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How Should You Set Your Lease Terms as a Landlord?

Any landlord knows that tenants moving out is one of the most costly parts of owning rental property, so it makes sense that we would want our (good) tenants to stay as long as possible. However, that unfortunately isn’t going to happen with every person. Life happens, things change, and people will eventually need to move…

Winter

Safety Tips for Your Rental Property This Winter

When the holidays are just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about how to prepare for the colder weather. Depending on where you live, certain states can say below freezing for much of the winter season, leading to problems that you don’t experience year-round.   Here are some tips for keeping your tenants…

Property Managers

3 Pro Tips for Rental Property Owners

Being a landlord often involves learning by doing, and sometimes by failing and learning from what didn’t work. But the beautiful thing about the internet is that you can search for tips from those who have already made those mistakes and learned what works. That’s what today’s article is about: pro tips for rental property owners…

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How to Handle Tenants Who Go Bad

Part of being a rental property owner means being diligent about screening tenants before handing them the keys and trusting them to be good with your property. This can be a tricky and stressful process, but it shouldn’t be skipped. Some supposedly good tenants are waiting in disguise and will show their true selves down…

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5 Rental Property Maintenance Projects for the Fall

Fall is often an exciting time of year for communities. Everyone’s cozying up to the fire with lattes, fluffy blankets, and donning sweaters and jackets as the temperature starts to drop. Plus, the holidays are near. It’s a fun time of year, and it’s also a great time to perform some seasonal maintenance projects on your…

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Why You Should Get to Know Your Tenants’ Neighbors

One of the often overlooked techniques for increasing not only the value of your rental property, but also your relationship with your tenants is by getting to know the people who live around them. When you become more involved in what’s happening within your renter’s neighborhood, there are a few big advantages: 1) You can better support…

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4 Steps to Having a Great Relationship with Renters

From the beginning, it’s important to make sure the relationship between you, as the rental property owner, and your tenant starts off on a great foot. To demonstrate how you can best impress your renters and ensure great referrals when they’ve moved on, here’s guide for success through the renting process.   First Impressions Before…

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How to Give Tenants Bad News with Good Results

How you give less-than-positive news is all about the delivery. While there are always going to be those tenants who can’t ever be pleased, there are also many hard-working and respectable people who will rent from your property — and the last thing you want to do is tarnish their view of you and your property…

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6 Tips for Painting Your Rental Property

Painting is rarely an activity anyone sees as really “fun” or enjoyable. And if you own rental property that needs painting, it can be tempting to just pay to have someone do it for you. But with the right tips and tricks, you can get your property painted and ready for renting in a shorter amount…

Home Security

4 Ways HOAs Can Mess Up Security

An aspect of great property management is providing fantastic security to HOA members and residents. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to make mistakes with security if you aren’t prepared.   Here are four big security mistakes that HOAs can make and how to avoid them: Not Having a Plan for Emergencies Do you residents know what…

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