Archive for the ‘Finding Tenants’ 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...

Why Isn’t My Property Renting? Part II: The Advertisement

If you don’t tell whats wrong with this sentence, start at the 101; OK? When an owner asks you why their property is still on the market after 10, 30, or even 60+ days, it’s easy to pore...

How to Manage More Properties Without Going Nuts

But if you do go nuts, go Macadamia.   If you’re a DIY landlord and you’re currently managing several or maybe a dozen properties, chances are you’re either burning the rope at...

Increasing Curb Appeal on the Cheap

If a home’s lack of curb appeal crushes an applicant’s hopes, is ‘curb stomped’ the appropriate term? The best way to get a tenant into a rental home is to set the home up to...

How to Write Rental Ads for Income Challenged Neighborhoods

Hint: low-income people are just like everyone else, but with less money. Advertising is all about matching the message you’re sending to the audience you’re sending it to. If...

The Most Common Tenant Complaints  

Managing one or more rental properties means you will naturally have to handle a variety of tenant concerns and complaints. Below are some of the most commonly stated tenant complaints, with tips...

What Do Modern Tenants Want? To Be People First (Part 2)

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. -Robert A. Heinlein In the first part, we talked a bit about how modern tenants really do expect to be...

What Do Modern Tenants Want? To Be People First-Part 1

Specialization is for insects. -Robert A. Heinlein It’s almost impossible to estimate the impact that the Internet has had on modern tenants these days. We are, as a nation, more connected,...

What Do Your Tenants Want Outside The House?

Curb appeal is one thing, but what about yard appeal, backyard appeal, and the rest of the appeals? Real estate agents put a lot of value on curb appeal when selling houses, and to a degree, property...