Q&A With New Landlord Client

Ever since covid-19 we have been inundated with requests from new landlords to manage their rental properties. Just in 2021 alone half way into the year we have already added over 40+ units to our rentable inventory. We are on track to hit a 25% increase in inventory for 2021 and as a result – we are hiring! We are in need of office staff and qualified maintenance service technicians. We already have a great team in place but we […]

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Working Remotely: Office not required (sometimes)

I read a lot of books. I also listen to a lot of different podcasts on business, finance, real estate and property management. I always marvel when a host of a podcast gets on the mic and says “oh yeah, I read that book in one day or I read that book twice on a flight to a conference”. How does that even happen? I’ve never been a fast reader and I’ve always reread the page to digest the information […]

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Sending the “DRUG LETTER”

There are a lot of posts on the web about the screening process, which is always a great start, but now that you have discovered the issue of possible illegal drug activity on the property, what can you do?  Unfortunately sometimes unwanted renters slip through the cracks even after a thorough proper background check. At 200+ units, even we sometimes “win the lottery” with a bad renter. Here is what we do. First, do not panic or overreact, stay professional. Second, […]

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Virtual Showings: Show and Tell for Rental Properties

Show and Tell for Rental PropertiesYou have heard it said many times: A picture is worth a thousand words. If this is true, a well-staged, bright environment featuring a video tour of the property set to pleasing background music, has to be a worth volumes. Virtual ShowingsToday, everyone is afraid to make physical contact, never mind letting strangers into their homes. So how do you get over the hurdle of having to show a rental? You can follow all of […]

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CDC 2020 Year-end Eviction Moratorium

On a recent BiggerPockets.com forum post there was a question asked about the newly revealed CDC ruling to cease all evictions for non-payment of rent throughout the end of the year 2020 to end December 31st. The CDC has posted the declaration to this mandate that you can review to understand the fine details. There is also a new Federal Moratorium Declaration Form that Landlords can start using in accord with the CDC declaration whereas a tenant who cannot pay […]

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Big Deals, Bad Ideas & Back-Up Offers

When good deals gone bad, turn out to be the best case scenario “It ain’t so much the things that people don’t know that makes trouble in this world, as it is the things that people know that ain’t so.” — Mark Twain. I am always amazed with what people do under the pressure of different situations and circumstances. Never really what you might expect as far as common sense goes, but in their own mind – it makes perfect […]

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Top 10 Tips: Guerrilla Tenant Screening Tips for Landlords

A Property Manager’s Field Guide to Successful Tenant Screening Policies & Procedures “Tenant Screening by far has to be the most important responsibility of landlords to avoid ending up in housing court.” – Chief Justice Timothy B. Sullivan It has been said by many landlords and other rental and real estate professionals, much wiser than I, that the primary function of a successful rental business is the process of an effective system to screen for good residents. Having the wrong […]

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