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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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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Be Spring Ready

Spring into Spring

Saturday marked the official first day of Spring. You’d hardly know it, because I think that Groundhog is paid to be wrong every year, but hey, that’s ok. However, it gives you some time to begin planning spring ready maintenance at your rental property? What? Yes, that’s right, preventative maintenance. As a real estate investor,…

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Should you install a smart thermostat

Nest

As property managers we are always asked for advice and guidance by investors. They are constantly researching and finding ways to do things better, which is great. It also ensures that we remain up to date with all of the industry trends and technology available to investors. One question we are asked on a regular…

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A few easy steps to help prevent pests!

As Winter keeps inching closer and closer, the likelihood of little critters trying to get inside increases!  Some people are fascinated by bugs and critters, and some are creeped out by them, but either way, everyone agrees that they should not be invading your home or rental property.  Property maintenance is so much more than…

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5 Inexpensive Bathroom Upgrades for your Rental

Owners often think they need to undertake major renovations to increase their units’ value however, this isn’t always the case. Not unless the unit hasn’t been upgraded in a very long time… and it’s still featuring a pistachio green tub and a matching toilet. More often than not, a few simple and inexpensive upgrades can…

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Be Winter Ready….

As a real estate investor, we know preventative maintenance is important to you, however sometimes there just isn’t enough hours in the day to complete all of those tasks. However, preventative maintenance isn’t exactly a task we should be skipping, mainly because these simple tasks have a way of coming back and biting us if…

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How to deal with cooling issues during the hot summer months

Clean/Dirty filter

As the summer months warm up, the number one concern you will likely hear from your tenants is that there house is not cooling down. This isn’t overly complicated it comes down to one simple thing – changing the furnace filter. Let’s face it, as much as we would all like to think, hope, maybe…

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