Way to improve your rental without blowing the budget

Let’s face it, tenant move outs can be costly and with more and more people turning to real estate competition is fierce. Investors are constantly having to innovate to find better ways to compete against other properties. But how do you do that without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways to improve your…

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Common Issues in Property Management

No day is like any other in property management – it’s true. Each day presents a set of daily variety and unique challenges for any management company to face. However, despite that there are a set of common issues that Property Managers face each and every day. 1. Handling Tenants and their Complaints Complains from…

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Semi-Annual Maintenance for Busy Landlords

You’ve probably heard me say this many times before, however Maintenance will make you or break you as a self-managing landlords. In fact, the #1 reason why tenants move is due to maintenance, or lack thereof. With the changing of the seasons, comes ensuring your rental inspection checklist gets your rental ready for winter or…

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Spooky PM Horror Stories

It’s 5pm, you’ve just got home from a long day at work. You’re ready to sit down to dinner with your family when your phone rings. I’m really sorry to bother you but we have a situation over here. I remember that call like it was yesterday and I remember my response to the tenant.…

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Top 7 Maintenance Tips in 7 minutes of less…

You’re probably noticed that this month we’ve been focusing on the importance of maintenance. It’s something we’ve built the foundation of our company on. However, let’s be honest, we all get busy and things often tend to get lost in the shuffle. However, your house should be like your car and regular tune ups are…

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Be Winter Ready…

The month of October brings the cooler weather, warm cozy sweaters and the dreaded winter months. If you’re anything like us, you also think about what you need to do to get your own personal residence ready for winter. But what about your rental properties? As a real estate investor, we know preventative maintenance is…

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How often should I inspect my rental property?

Inspecting your rental property is one of the key tasks you should be doing on a regular basis. Believe it or not a lot of investor simply sign the lease, hand over the keys and only return to the property when the tenant moves out. Even with reliable tenants, it’s still a good idea to…

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Ensuring a Rent-Ready Property

We get calls all the time from prospective clients wanting us to market and list their property for rent. “I’m ready” they emphatically say. However, before we can market it, we always ask the question, “have you done a rent ready inspection.” “What’s that?”, they usually say. Getting a property rent-ready means ensuring it’s in…

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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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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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