Archive for July 2017

Using a Move-Out Survey to Your Advantage

When you rent your home out to another person or family, you essentially become the “business” and your renters become your “customers.” While the old saying, “the customer is always right” doesn’t fully resonate in this situation, there is a great deal of truth to it. Using a move-out survey can help you glean valuable…

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Tips for Effectively Screening Contractors

When your property needs some repair work done on it, or if you need a system maintained, you count on the contractors you contact to do their job correctly and with minimal supervision. It might surprise you to learn that this is not always the case though. In fact, to protect yourself, you should screen…

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Deposit Deductions to Introduce to Tenants

Keeping your tenants informed about your expectations goes a long way toward a smooth relationship. A good case in point involves the deposit. Having your renter sign a list of items that could be deducted off the deposit is sure to motivate them to leave the property in the same condition that it was in…

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Help Tenants Protect Their Security Deposits

Most homeowners who rent out their property only want to make money with an asset that they no longer need. Charging a security deposit as part of the moving-in package for tenants isn’t a sneaky way of wringing extra funds from them. Instead, it’s a method of protection in the event that something goes awry…

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