What to Look for in a Property Manager

Almost 5 years ago to the day I set out on a mission to transform the property management industry. Many of you know my story on my foray into the property management industry and to be honest, I’m sure many of you have gone through it as well. The truth is MOST PROPERTY MANAGERS SUCK!…

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Take better photos for your rental

It’s no secret that listing your rental property with better photos will help you receive about 3 times more inquiries. You need to present your property in the best possible way. This means taking beautiful photos of your rental property. If you don’t have the budget or time to hire a professional photographer, here are some…

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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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Do I Allow Pets or Not?

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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Your Pre-Rent Ready Inspection

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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Why you need to ensure your tenants have tenant insurance

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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Differentiate yourself from the crowd in the slow season

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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Who’s got the Keys?

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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Why Regular Inspections Make Sense

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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