1.     Don’t rush when selecting tenants Picking the right tenants is the toughest but the most important part of the property management life cycle. Picking the right tenants will either make you or break you as an investor. You want to ensure you’re renting to responsible tenants is crucial to the success and long-term protection of…

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2021, THANK GOD! 2020 was a brutal year, however it was also a year that was full of opportunity for some, while with others it caused pause, and perhaps even some fear.  No one could’ve predicted the COVID-19 pandemic that crippled our local, national and global economies but it wasn’t all bad news, so what…

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Allowing Pets One of the most controversial questions… to allow or not to allow pets? This can be a hard decision because allowing pets may damage your property, but will also attract more potential renters making it easier to rent. The pros of allowing pets in your rental property include things like: Having a broader…

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While these are great suggestions for tenants on moving in to a property, take this as a great way for you to do your own Pre-Rent Ready inspection. If this is what tenants are looking for, this is what you should be looking for.

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Last week I was scanning one of those many Facebook Landlord groups, and I came across a post from one of the members that really made me scratch my head. In it, he said… “From now on, everyone needs to ensure their tenants have tenant insurance…” From now on, I thought? It made me chuckle,…

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It’s no secret that when the fall months hit, the rental market tends to slow down, especially as we creep in to the winter months. Kids are back at school. People have started new jobs. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays on tap, most people aren’t eager to pack up and move until at least…

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It’s a Tuesday night, you’ve got 3 people coming to see your rental property, that’s pretty good for a November, you rush home from work, grab a quick bite to eat, see your kids and race out the door. You get all the way to the property, and then…. Crap! The keys! I forgot the…

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As a landlord, one of the most important tasks you should be performing is regular property inspections. We hear it time and time again that, “they are a great tenant…”, however, routine inspections can help prevent big problems down the road. They also indicate to a tenant the type of condition you expect the property…

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It seems at least once a week our company is introduced to someone interested in getting started in real estate investing. Sometimes they’re younger and sometimes they’re older, but regardless of the demographic they are taking positive steps to build wealth through real estate, which is amazing to see. As both a realtor and a…

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It’s the loaded question we often get asked by our residents, should I rent, or buy? Well, the choice is entirely up to you. However, this week, instead of a lengthy blog post on the topic, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Feel free to take a look and let us know what…

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