Tips For Apartment Renters: Read the rental ad before you call the Landlord to save everyone’s time

Probably the second biggest mistake prospective renters make before they call the landlord, is not reading the entire ad. A lot of the questions you may have, are probably already answered in the text for the ad. Say for example, you see an ad for an apartment for rent on Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, HotPads or some other apartment rental resource. The landlord has already taken the time to figure out how much rent he’s asking for. They have already listed some details about the apartment you may be interested in, and they have already listed any characteristics for apartment you might want to avoid as a renter. For example, if[…]

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Belaire Property Management: Welcome to our new office in Fitchburg MA

Welcome to our new office! Searching for a place of our own Since 2001 we have been managing small to medium size properties from Ayer to Athol in Massachusetts along the Route 2 commuter corridor. We have written hundreds of leases with residents, renovated scores of rental units for our clients, and learned a lot along the way. For the past three years we have felt the growing pains for space to have a professional location to conduct out business. The majority of our clients are located in Gardner MA and for months we tried to negotiate a space on the corner of Parker and Main. We thought it would be[…]

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Landlord and Property Manager’s Fall/Winter Property Checklist

This past week we were all tracking Hurricane Matthew and watching the devastation and destruction left in its wake. It is hurricane season now and we all have our eye on the weather. Well folks, this is New England so you’d better not blink or you will find your self covered in snow before you know it. It may be hurricane season now, but you should be prepping all of your rental properties and buildings for winter while there is still some time left before the first frost and freeze. Here is a good start for all of your landlords getting your properties ready for winter. FALL PROPERTY CHECK LIST[…]

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Negotiating With Landlords To Get That Dream Apartment

What can you do to get that Landlord to notice you above the crowd? Like most potential residents looking for an apartment, by now you’ve probably called a lot of different landlords and you may be frustrated with the lack of communication between you and the landlord when trying to find out about the apartment. Landlords also have been speaking to a number of people about the apartments they have to rent over and over again. Sometimes, the landlord too becomes frustrated with people who call looking for an apartment who aren’t prepared at all to have the conversation. Lots of landlords I know and manage properties for are very[…]

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