Property Management Blog

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Realizing the Benefits

Many times property owners question property management services because of the fees. Now with a distressed economy, this can become an even bigger question when a difficult market puts investment finances to the test. After quoting our fees to a prospective client, we often hear - you want that much money for just collecting the rent? Of course, there is much more to managing rental property than just collecting the rent, and we are sure that you realize this as well.  Read More »

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Retaining Good Tenants

Property Management is an ever-changing business and to make it a successful venture, ongoing education is a requirement. Knowledge is the key to creative marketing, working with tenants, providing the right documentation, understanding landlord/tenant law, and more.  Read More »

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Setting the Stage

If you list your home with a REALTOR, they would advise you to take certain steps to maximize how your house would show to the public. Their recommendations may include cleaning, landscape clean up, painting, installing new flooring, changing an appliance, and more. In addition, if the house were vacant, they might even recommend renting furniture or accessories to display the home in the best light. Today's market is challenging and it is even more important to maximize how your property would look to buyers.  Read More »

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Tenants Performing Maintenance

Many times tenants offer to perform maintenance on properties. While it may seem to be an excellent idea at the time, promoting thoughts of saving money, and an easy repair - it can lead to many problems.  Read More »

Sunday, January 01, 2017

What Does the Tenant Want Now?

Mold has been around a long time - literally, as long as there have been living organisms. Therefore, it may seem strange that it has become such an important and potentially dangerous issue. However, mention the possibility of the existence of mold to any reputable Property Manager, it gains immediate and urgent attention. The damages awarded by the courts are sometimes in the millions!  Read More »

Thursday, December 01, 2016

What IS Normal Wear and Tear?

If you enter the words normal wear and tear in rental housing, into a search function in the computer, you will be amazed to find hundreds of articles or references on this subject. Many of them are tenants who dispute that the property owner charged them with damage when it was ordinary use of the property.  Read More »

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

What Makes a Good Tenancy

Many people feel that once a tenant is residing in the property all that is required is to collect the check. As property managers, we often hear this comment, but know this statement is far from reality. Tenancy starts before the tenant moves in, progresses while the tenant resides in the property, and continues after the tenant moves out. Therefore, it is important to look at the complete picture to determine whether the result is a good tenancy.  Read More »

Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Untimely Notice

Why is the tenant giving notice now! This may be your first reaction if you receive a notice to vacate from a tenant with a holiday season approaching. The first thought is that no one will rent a property in November, much less December - the holiday month. There is the prevailing belief that the property cannot possibly rent until the first of the year or possibly even longer.  Read More »

Thursday, September 01, 2016

What if Your Tenant Calls?

You have employed professional Property Managers because you feel their expertise will give you peace of mind regarding your investment. In particular, this alleviates having to handle difficult tenant situations. Then the phone rings and your tenant on the line. This can develop from several scenarios:  Read More »

Monday, August 01, 2016

Education Makes a Difference

Property Management is an ever-changing business and to make it a successful venture, ongoing education is a requirement. Knowledge is the key to creative marketing, working with tenants, providing the right documentation, understanding landlord/tenant law, and more.  Read More »