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

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...

DIY Landlord Tips: Evicting a Tenant with Heart

When you do have to evict someone, you do it with heart. Make no mistake: evicting a tenant is hard. It takes an emotional toll on you, even if you didn’t have the best relationship with the...

DIY Landlord Tips: When to Send an Eviction Notice to a Tenant

The reality of evicting an unexpectedly difficult tenant might take the lord out of your landlording. When you’re a property management company dealing with lots of tenants, you see patterns...

DIY Landlord Tips: When They Don’t Pay On Time

You did the best that you can to encourage tenants to pay rent on time, but alas, they still pay late! It’s easy, as a DIY landlord, to slip into a less-formal relationship with your tenants...

DIY Landlord Tips: Setting Up Fees and Payments

If you don’t want to return their funds, you can’t legally call them a “deposit”! As a do-it-yourself landlord, there are a lot of small lessons that are often learned too late by trial and...

Everyone at a Property Management Company is a Detective

Property managers have a particular set of skills…. Here are a couple of short anecdotes of times when someone at our property management company had to do some genuine detective work in order...

Target Market Segments with Your Rental Ads, Part II

Flesh out the ideal renter that you visualize as you write and market your listing. Last week, we defined what exactly a ‘target market segment’ was, and also talked a bit about the...