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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…


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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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….

Virtual Assistant

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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