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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Are Single Family Homes Still Viable

The easiest investment for newbie investors to get started with is, Single Family Homes. However, in today’s market, is it still viable? It’s the simplest method to just get into the market. You, the investor, pays for the mortgage, insurance, and property taxes. The tenant renting from you pays rent and utilities. When starting out…

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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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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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Your tenants & furnace filters

Furnace Filters! How many of you just shuttered? NEWSFLASH! YOUR TENANTS ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THEM FOR YOU. I used to have this preconceived notion that if I left a 3 pack of filters by the furnace that the tenant would change them for me. Guess what? 6 months later I would go to…

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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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Tips for First Time Renters

Your first apartment! Exciting, yet daunting. It’s the change for you as a tenant to put your stamp on something that you can call yours. However, it’s important to educate yourself on the path forward. Knowledge is power, so here are ten things every first-time renter should know. Furnish and decorate your apartment a little…

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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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