Archive for the ‘Acquiring Rentals’ Category

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...

SEO for Property Managers: A Primer, Part IV: Social Media

Facebook asks, “What’s on your mind?” Twitter, “What’s happening?” Instagram asks “What did you have for dinner?” — and Pinterest asks “how...

SEO for Property Managers: A Primer, Part I: What is SEO?

Synthetic Engine Oil! No, no, it’s Self-Employment Opportunity! Wait, it’s, ah, it’s — Seasoned Equity Offering! Just kidding, it’s Search Engine Optimization, of...

Managing Communication: Co-Workers, Owners, Tenants, and Contractors

We talk to LOTS of people. At Royal Rose Properties, we like to say that we have three different groups of clients: our owners, our tenants, and our contractors. What we mean by ‘clients’...

Troubleshooting Your Whole Property Management Company

Drew’s Law #2: In property management, nothing is ever as simple as it looks — even when you take this rule into account. “Holistic” is a word that has an interesting...

DIY Landlord’s Guide to Taking Great Pictures With a Phone

Contrary to most people’s intuition, taking decent property pictures with your phone is…well, OK, maybe not ‘easy,’ but at least ‘possible’!  If you’re a DIY...