Archive for the ‘1. Property Owner Blog Posts’ Category

When a Detroit Property Manager Goes Out of Business

“This, too, shall pass.” We received word a few weeks ago that one of our major competitors in the Detroit area was going out of business. Of course, it’s always good news from a...

Big Challenges of Property Management: Applications Edition

People really just don’t apply themselves to their applications.’. When it comes to property management, every phase of the cycle has its own unique challenges. This month, we’re...

Big Challenges of Property Management: Maintenance Edition

It may surprise you to learn that the biggest problems in Maintenance have nothing to do with houses.’. When it comes to property management, every phase of the cycle has its own unique...

Types of Contractors and What to Use Them For

Contractor – n. – “A person with a tractor,” from the Spanish ‘con tractor‘. Royal Rose Properties deals with a lot of contractors. Lawn maintenance and...

The DIY Landlord’s Guide to Taking Pictures of Your House

If you know what you’re doing, you can get some high-quality photos from the default camera app on your smart phone. So you’ve got a house, and you’ve got ad copy that you’re...

The DIY Landlord’s Guide to Writing Property Ads

People hate being sold to by the stereotype of the used car dealer. So you’ve got a property that’s ready to have someone move in. So how do you get someone to move in without spending...

The DIY Landlord’s Guide to Rent Readiness on the Cheap

Save money on your rental by dealing with condensation. The question that every landlord ultimately runs up against is “how can I make this property Rent Ready without opening up a line of...

The DIY Landlord’s Guide to What ‘Rent Ready’ Means

Warm, cozy and safe – might not be all that tenants look for when deciding to rent your property. So you’ve got yourself a single-family residence that no one is living in, and...

Property Investment, Effort Shock, and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Not to be confused with the Freddy-Kruger Effect, which is much scarier. You know how everyone always laughs at teenagers because they think they know everything? It turns out that there’s a...

Under the Hood, Part III: Property and Time Management

Do you know what happens to an engine when the timing is off?   The last two weeks, we’ve talked a little about some of the background processes that are invisible to our clients, but...