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

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...

Under the Hood, Part II: The ‘No Property Left Behind’ System

Don’t worry, there are no standardized tests here — just accountability done right.   Continuing this month’s theme of ‘behind the scenes at Royal Rose...

Under the Hood, Part I: How We Track Our Marketing Efforts

The Marketing Department IS responsible for the blog, so of course we’re going to talk about ourselves first!   This month, we’re going to give you a few glimpses of processes that...

How to Lose a Customer: The Power of a Bad Impression

It only takes one bad expression to leave a bad impression. Royal Rose Properties recently signed a new owner, took over management of their single property, and was fired by that owner, all within a...

What to Invest In Before you Rent That House Out

Drew’s Third Law: If you don’t invest enough to bring the property up to the level of the neighborhood, the property will bring you DOWN to the level of the neighborhood. Many times, when...