In the lead up to acquiring a rental property, emotions and excitement are high. We tend to be drawn into the deal and some things tend to slip our mind. But I need you to take a step back for just a moment and think of the other factors that can make or break you…

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So, you’ve decided to hire a property manager! Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision. However, it’s important to realize that not all property management companies are created equally. Levels of experience can vary widely, as can the rates that property managers charge. Some may leverage new technology, while others may be operating the same way…

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Many of you have heard all of the stories in the media about terrible tenants. The media likes to sometimes sensationalize these stories, however what you never seem to hear stories are the stories about great tenants who take great care of our properties.  Wouldn’t you like to be part of that story? Us too,…

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Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to speak to a number of people either looking to start their journey in real estate investing or have bought a few properties of their own with some success. The conversation tends to go the same way with the same questions being asked, however, the same…

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Whether it’s on the sales side or the property management side, at least once a month we are asked by an investor or a client about tankless water heaters. Tankless, also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, have many benefits over a traditional tank-style water heater. However, they also have some limitations and drawbacks…

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As a real estate investor and property management entrepreneur our team and I are often asked what makes a good rental property. If I had a quarter for every time I was asked this very question, well, I would have a lot of quarters, however, there are certain factors you will want to ensure you…

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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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As a real estate investor, we know preventative maintenance is important to you, however sometimes there just isn’t enough hours in the day to complete all of those tasks. However, preventative maintenance isn’t exactly a task we should be skipping, mainly because these simple tasks have a way of coming back and biting us if…

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It’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has been upon us for 6 months. It seems like just yesterday that we were all leading normal, busy, and maybe sometimes chaotic lives, mask-free, but this pandemic is like nothing we have ever experienced before or likely anything we will experience again. However, despite all of…

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As property managers, we get asked this question a lot in our jobs – your tenant moves out of the property and yet leads you a pile of junk that they expect that you will just take care of for them, right? Absolutely not! Let’s be honest, when a tenant moves out, regardless of the…

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