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4 Main Reasons Renters Move that Landlords Should Know About

When you own rental property, you understand that people are eventually going to move out and new people are going to come in. There are many different reasons why people move from one place to another, and understanding those reasons can really help you better bring in and keep happy the renters that are best…

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The Importance of Pruning Trees on Your Rental Property

As winter begins and leaves start to drop from the fall weather, most properties will be left with bare tree limbs and branches that aren’t too sightly—plus, they can be a potential hazard to those on your rental property. A great way to remedy this problem is through regular pruning. Not only will this make your trees…

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A Guide For Landlords On How To Make A Rental Contract

The landlord tenant agreement is an important document that delineates the responsibilities of both parties. As such, landlords should know the basics of a rental contract, as well as how to make one. If you’re a first-time landlord, here’s a helpful guide to get you started.   What is a Rental Contract? A rental contract,…

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

How To Become A Landlord And Be A Great One

Managing a rental property is not always an easy endeavor, especially if you’ve never done it before. Familiarize yourself with the steps on how to become a landlord, and you’ll be well on your way.   A Guide on How to Become a Landlord There are many things that can trigger your interest in becoming…

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Avoiding Bad Tenants At All Cost

Bad tenants are a dime a dozen and every landlord’s worst nightmare. The good news is you can learn to avoid and deal with these tenants, thereby protecting your investment and saving yourself the headache.   What Are Bad Tenants? Bad tenants exist everywhere, and they can make your work as a landlord unbearable. These…

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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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How To Foster A Good Landlord Tenant Relationship

A good landlord tenant relationship can help you retain good renters. Cultivating a bond based on mutual respect, though, is often easier said than done.   The Importance of a Good Landlord Tenant Relationship What is a landlord tenant relationship? It’s exactly as it sounds — it’s a term used to describe the relationship between…

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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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