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

Personnel Tales from a Detroit Property Manager: HR Edition

In the past, we’ve written posts about the challenges of dealing with owners, tenants, vendors, contractors, city inspectors and more. Well, we also have to deal with our own workers. So,...

Tips for Newbies Investing in Real Estate

Learn how to find & buy properties in Detroit, and make money through real estate investing. Investing in real estate is a tough gig to get in on, especially when you have no idea...

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Don’t make the mistake of thinking a tenant doesn’t have the funds to sue you. Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possession of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment...

Maintenance Lessons Courtesy of the Polar Vortex

Winter is always a busy time for the Maintenance crew, and the kinds of work that need doing in the winter tend much more toward ‘emergency’ This year, Metro Detroit got really cold. The...

Is Your Rental Investment Still Worth It?

While there are no 100% hard-and-fast rules, here are some things that you definitely do need to keep in mind when you’re pondering that question One of the biggest problems with the...

Hiring Practices for the Modern Property Manager

You will never regret hiring someone who has all the characteristics you need — and only few of the “Essential Requirements” listed in the job ad. 47345894 – young...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part IV

A positive attitude is contagious. It’s time for our final post on how to deal with information overload within your property management company. In our last few posts, we’ve covered the...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part III

Getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better. Continuing our chat on information overload from the past two posts, it’s time to talk about how you can improve...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part II

You know that you managed your priorities well when you’ve set aside a “ready to be interrupted” time in your work schedule. So last time, we talked about what ‘information...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part I

Have you ever suffered from the dreaded business disease called “infobesity? The single biggest challenge of our collective jobs in property management is dealing with the raw amount of...