The beachcomber’s guide for finding great real estate deals

In so many ways the ocean waves echo the real estate market. The ebb and flow, rising tides, receding tides, crashing waters, calm seas and the ever constant cycling waves in many ways resemble the real estate market. No matter where you choose to invest understanding the market you are in is the first point to charting your course.

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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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Worried in a Winter Wonderland – Snow Removal Risks for Landlords

What can you do if you are buying properties in winter weathered states? You cannot avoid the issue as winter happens and the snow will fly. The best you can do is budget and prepare. Here is a checklist of thoughts we have used in MA to do the best we can during hazardous weather events.

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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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