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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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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