Property Management Blog

Monday, February 05, 2018

How can you tell a dream rental from a nightmare scam?

The price is too good to be true

You know the old saying, “If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.” This is also true for rental listings. If you see an affordable apartment in your dream location and the rent is way below what others are charging, there may be a problem. Scammers often prey on first-time apartment renters, long-distance movers and those who aren’t internet savvy. Of course, there is a chance the listing is real and you’re getting a great deal, but be careful. Make sure you know what the area’s median rents are and keep copies of all your communication with the landlord or property manager.  Read More »

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to be a good landlord/property manager:

Blog Logo Image 1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing things can happen. What contingency plans do you have in place so maintenance concerns can be resolved without your direct involvement (in case you happen to go on vacation the day something major happens)? When you shift your view as a landlord to a “business owner” — and treat your company as such - you will find far greater success.  Read More »

Sunday, October 29, 2017

How to be a good tenant

Blog Logo Image 1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before you sign it.  Read More »