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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5 Ways to Develop a Good Move-In Checklist

A checklist can help anyone stay on track when it comes to hectic life events. When it comes to starting a relationship with a new tenant. consider ways to make it easier on them and get it off to a great start. A comprehensive checklist can help. Build a Great Move-In Checklist A move-in checklist…

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How to Handle an Unexpected Departure?

A tenant can leave unexpectedly for numerous reasons. While having a tenant break a lease is never the ideal situation for you as a property owner, there are some strategies that can help you manage these situations. 1. Market the Property You don’t have to wait until your property is empty in order to start…

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Four Ways to Reduce Maintenance Woes

Maintenance is part of owning a home, and your rental property is no exception. Without smart choices ahead of time, though it can seem like your maintenance budget grows continuously with no end in sight. The following tips can help: 1. Try to head off a crisis Of course, sometimes a crisis — such as…

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Things to do Before You List Your Property for Rent

You’ve decided to jump in and offer your property for rent. Doing so opens lots of exciting doors for you and provides a predictable source of income. Before you list your property, though make sure you do these three things: 1. Change the Locks Whether this is your first renter or you’ve have previous ones,…

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How to Smooth the Way When a Tenant Moves Out

Would it surprise you to learn that the easiest way to make moving out go smoothly is to start the process before they move in? By outlining the responsibilities of the renter and the property owner when they are moving in, everyone is aware of what is expected of them. As the date for them…

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Mid-Year Review: Are You Using the Right Property Management Company?

While many people undergo an end of the year review of those important goals in their lives — work, family and financial — fewer undertake such a review during the middle of the year. Doing so now, when about half the year has passed, provides you with ample time to make changes to bring 2017…

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Help Make Moving in Easier With These Tips

Getting the relationship between you and the person or family who is renting your property off to a positive start can go a long way toward making it a smooth one. By following the tips outlined below, you can help make the moving¬†process exciting, stressful and pleasant. 1. Arm Them With the Rental Agreement An…

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