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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Better Tenant Relations

It’s no secret that quality tenants can either make you or break you as a landlord. That’s why at Welcome Home we spend a considerable amount of time vetting tenants to ensure the investors we work with have a positive tenant experience. After all this is a business. But why is it that so many…

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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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Ways to declutter

CLUTTER! Yuck! Let’s face it, we’re all guilty of compiling, well, a lot of junk! Every. So often we all need to take a close look at the things we have and well, if I can be blunt, just deal with it. A lot of people think they have to deal with it all in…

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Strategies for dealing with angry tenants

Being a landlord can be challenging and angry tenants can make it extremely harder. It’s your role as the landlord to keep the peace between you and your tenants, and be solutions oriented in working through challenging times. You may unexpectedly find yourself in a situation where one of your tenants is raging at you.…

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