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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…

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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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How to Tactfully Increase Your Rent Prices

Last week, we talked about ways to ensure higher rent prices for your property. We’re back again this week with more advice on increasing rent when a tenant renews their lease. Determining rent prices as a landlord can be tricky. Not only do you have to pay attention to market rates, there’s also a strategy to increasing…

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Looking to Increase Your Rent Prices? The Top 5 Tips for Doing It

If you’re looking to increase the rent in your rental property, thus increasing your return, you want to be sure you’re doing it in the most efficient way. There are several factors that come into play, such as when to increase rent prices, when to lease, and how to prevent things that cost extra — like maintenance….

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7 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help Rental Property Owners

Any owner of a rental property knows that there’s often an endless list of “to-dos” when renting out said property that could easily overwhelm anyone   Hiring a virtual assistant can help you tackle some of the items on your list so you can focus on the areas you want to most. Here are some of the top…

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Using Plants to Purify Your Rental Home

You might not think much about the quality of air in your rental home — but did you know that it could possible be more polluted than the air outside? Pollutants can get trapped inside, increasing the potential of them harming your tenants. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the most common home pollutants and ways…

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4 Ways to Allow Dogs But Reduce Disasters on Your Rental Property

For most people, pets are a member of the family. Rental property owners must take this into account as they look for people to fill their apartment, condo, or home rentals. Although not allowing pets can eliminate any risk of pet-related damage, it also decreases the total number of renters interested in your property. Let’s look at the…

How to Find the Best Property Management Company for You

How to Find the Best Property Management Company for You

It’s hard being a rental property owner if you’re taking on all of the responsibilities yourself. But it can be even more confusing when looking for a good property management company to help you manage your rental property. Sure, there are some great management companies available… but how to do filter them out from the not-so-great…

What is the Best Rate for Your Rental Property?

What is the Best Rate for Your Rental Property?

If you’re a new property owner, deciding on how to set your rent prices can be daunting. But it’s an important decision that can ultimately make or break your success. Here are some ways you can decide on the best price for your rental property. Location Your prices are determined by several factors, but the biggest…

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