How to track rental property expenses

Every real estate investor is good at keeping track of the rent received each month, but some end up dropping the ball when it comes to keeping track of expenses. Ensuring you have accurate books for your rental properties is critical to setting you up for success and ensuring you are able to take advantage of…

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Amenities Beyond The Property

Not all rental properties are created equally, in fact, none are, however beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, actually, the same can be said for the amenities. In a market fierce with competition you need to find ways to differentiate yourself from other investors in that area. Further, not all benefits of…

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What to do when you go on Vacation

Landlords on vacation? Yes, it is possible to take a break from the tenant phone calls, the maintenance issues, the numbers, and truly relax – here’s how! If you own or manage rental property it is important to follow a few simple steps to make sure your property and renters are taken care of before you go…

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Off Season Leasing Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s no secret that after Thanksgiving the rental market tends to slow down. There’s always a big rush for people to move before September to get their kids in the right schools for the upcoming school year and for people to move prior to the end of summer. Sometimes there is spill over into the…

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Questions your next tenant will ask you…

Believe it or not, once upon a time, I was just like you. New to the game of rental properties and not knowing what to do, what to expect at a showing, and worried about the questions I might get asked at the property. What if they ask me this? What if they ask me…

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Questions to Ask a Property Manager

Believe it or not selecting the right property manager is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Why you might ask? Well, let’s be candid here, as investors we all have a bit of issues with control and well, letting go. So if you’ve finally realized that you’re willing to let go,…

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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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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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Do we need to put our rental on the MLS?

Every investor wants the maximum exposure to their rental property. They want to ensure that they have a wide range of lead sources coming to see their rental property. As a property management company, Jay has the ability as a licensed real estate broker to add properties to the MLS (or realtor.ca), however, is it…

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Semi-Annual Maintenance on Your Rental Property

One of the biggest challenges faced by any landlord has to be maintenance. In fact, the number one reason why tenants choose to move is due to maintenance (or lack thereof). However, landlords can avoid the “pain points” if they follow some simple rules, stay organized and budget accordingly. Below we talk about some of…

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