How to spend vacation with your kids during a pandemic

As Ontario moves to Stage 1 of its re-opening plan it’s hard to believe we’ve been on lockdown, partial lockdown which seems like an eternity. As the weather gets warmer it becomes more challenging for things to do while respecting social distancing. Whatever your beliefs are on the pandemic, this post is not political, it’s…

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Where we advertise your rental property

Rental Property

It’s no secret that filling vacancies is the number one stressor for real estate investors as part of the turnover process. It’s also one of the biggest expenses for them. Whether you do it yourself, or hire a management company to do it, you end up paying somehow. Landlords and property managers, therefore, are motivated…

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How to attract millennials to your rental and keep them

Millnials

Whether you believe it or not, the biggest demographic of tenants in 2021, are millennials. We meet with countless investors all the time to manage or place tenants for them and the top question we usually get from them is, “who will you typically rent to.” The number one answer is usually millennials! The Millennial…

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Ensuring Effective Landlord/Tenant Communication

Tenant Communication

Ensuring effective communication with your tenants is one of the most important things that you can do as a landlord. Being on good terms with your tenants, and you have a relationship built on trust and communication, things will be much easier for you. Treating your tenants with respect, you can avoid acrimonious and difficult…

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Tips for Finding Great Tenants

Good Tenants

One of the most challenging things self-managing landlords face is selecting the right tenants. Choosing the right tenant for your rental property will either make you or break you as a landlord, so you need to ensure you take your time in this process. If not done properly, you can kiss that cash flow goodbye.…

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How to Attract Long Term Tenants

Attract Long Term Tenants

Long-term tenants are a great way to ensure your investment is operating at peak efficiency. Turnovers cost money and can be a stressful time for investors. If a tenant has left after staying for 6 months, then you need to advertise your rental again. Once you attract prospective tenants, you’ll also need to spend time…

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Understanding Emergency vs. Non Emergency Maintenance

Routine Maintenance

Tenants often believe that every maintenance request is an emergency or the most important maintenance request in your building, but that is rarely the case. It’s important that you explain the differences between emergency maintenance requests and standard unit maintenance along with the priority level differences between the two. This can help your tenants understand…

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National Pet Day & Screening for Pets

National Pet Day

Over the weekend, we celebrated National Pet Day. If you’re a pet owner, you know there’s not a day that goes by that you don’t celebrate your animal companion! So, hug your dog or cat as you do every day because we know that this animal makes you happy — and that’s not all. Over…

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Costs to consider when acquiring a rental property

Rent vs Buy

In the lead up to acquiring a rental property, emotions and excitement are high. We tend to be drawn into the deal and some things tend to slip our mind. But I need you to take a step back for just a moment and think of the other factors that can make or break you…

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Top 5 questions Property Manager’s get asked

Property Management

So, you’ve decided to hire a property manager! Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision. However, it’s important to realize that not all property management companies are created equally. Levels of experience can vary widely, as can the rates that property managers charge. Some may leverage new technology, while others may be operating the same way…

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