Archive for the ‘Acquiring Rentals’ Category

The Yin and Yang of Metro Detroit Rentals

Most cities in Metro Detroit are worlds apart. The Metro Detroit area is one of the most polarized areas in the nation. One part is populated with people who tend strongly to be low-income,...

How to Invest in a Blighted Neighborhood

Blighted neighborhoods are genuinely a trap, but they’re only a trap for the unwary. Blight – in Detroit, it’s essentially defined as “a property that hasn’t been maintained in so long...

How a Professional Landlord Manages Contractors: Like a BOSS

50% of workers say they’re not sure what’s expected of them in their job. Sounds crazy, but it’s true! The Royal Rose Properties Maintenance Department deals with an extraordinary range of...

How Many People Does it Take to Manage a Property?

A good property management team can make your investment work. Royal Rose Properties is a fairly unusual property manager – we do a lot of things that most property managers don’t. In...

Investing in Detroit Properties: A Fairy Tale

Don’t stake your claim until you know the potential pitfalls. Investing in Detroit Properties – Once upon a time, a somewhat-nobleman of modest wealth from a land far, far away heard...

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...

Why Isn’t My Property Renting? Part I: Marketing Evaluation

Did you know you can market wrong before you ever start marketing? You can imagine that every property manager gets this question on a regular basis. And we do! Yet, somehow, there’s not a...

How to Prepare Your Property for Summer

The summer months bring a lot of joy but can also bring some very serious challenges for the property owner as well. From paint-peeling hot weather to tornados and everything in between, there are...

Pre-Move-Out Inspections (and Why You Should Care)

Yes, you still need to do a Move-Out Inspection as well. A lot can change between ‘someone’s home’ and ‘no one’s home!’ One of the more annoying aspects of...

SEO for Property Managers: A Primer, Part V: Synergy

Synergy is the quality of many things coming together to create a total more powerful than the sum of its parts. Also makes fabulous earrings. Last Time: Social Media & SEO OK, we’ve spent...