Category: Property Management

2 Smart Ways to Improve Your Vacation Rental Property During the Off Season

September 15th, 2017
It's no secret that Americans love camping and spending time outdoors. Whether roughing it in a tent or enjoying a luxury cabin, campers in 2011 spent 534.9 million days camping, an average of 12.6 days per person. And as the …Read more  »

How to Retain Your Good Tenants

July 24th, 2015
Good tenants are hard to find.  Add to that the cost of advertising for new tenants, the cost of cleaning and restoring the unit, and the loss in rental income during the vacancy, you want to make sure that your …Read more  »

101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants

June 1st, 2015
As real estate investors we need tenants to occupy our rental properties so that we continue to receive the cash-flow we love each and every month.  Many of us rely on our property managers to market and advertise the property, …Read more  »

99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant

April 15th, 2015
If you’re looking for a reason to reject a potential tenant because of a gut feeling, here are 99 reasons to do so.  If something seems "off" and you don’t know why, trust your instincts.  Your neighbors and other tenants …Read more  »

Routine Repairs vs. Capital Expenditures (CapEx)

February 24th, 2015
For some residential investors, capital expenditure terminology — CapEx for short — is unfamiliar.  Capital expenditure reserves are common in the commercial real estate sector but lesser known in the residential real estate space. (more…)

How to Hire the Best Property Manager

February 4th, 2015
Hiring the right property manager is important for protecting your investment and achieving reduced vacancy time and maximized income. A good property manager will bring high quality tenants to your rental investment properties.  They will have a strong screening process …Read more  »

US Rents Rising

January 26th, 2015
US home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver suggest that renters are facing more financial pressure. Prices rose 3.3% in December compared with …Read more  »

8 Rental Property Predictions for 2015

December 1st, 2014
All good investors are visionaries.  That is, before making an investment they make predictions about the future – which may or may not come true. That said, and working with the humility appropriate for any investor with a healthy appreciation …Read more  »

Rents Rise as Renters Become Better Risks

September 22nd, 2014
A better class of renter is changing the fact of Rentorship in America, creating a climate for higher rents. Rental applicants, especially those applying for less expensive units, continue to see improvements in their credit risk, according to the latest …Read more  »