Archive for the ‘Investing Strategy’ Category

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...

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...

DIY Landlords & the Power of Formality, Part 1: Why Worry?

It’s OK to relax, isn’t it? They’re your friends, right? DIY landlords have to do everything that a property management company does, and that’s a pretty long list. (Check our...

3 Low-Stress, High-Profit Tips for the Investor/Landlord

QoL+RoI FtW! Some people choose to be landlords; others have landlordship thrust upon them. The first group tends to embrace the challenges of landlording — they’re playing the game to...

Marketing a Property Management Service to Landlords

As opposed to marketing to tenants, which is a very different manner. When you’re striving to grow a property management business, you have essentially three groups of ‘investor...

What a Lease Can’t Do For You

It’s the lease we…can’t…do? Nah. Last week, we wrote extensively about the many facets of a comprehensive lease agreement. But what we didn’t touch on (and should!) is the...

Predatory Landlords: A Blight on Real Estate

Man, these guys annoy us.   We wrote a story about a tenant suffering at the hands of some con artists pretending to be landlords a few weeks back. Today, it’s time to talk about a different...

Renovating: Tips for a DIY Landlord

Renovating is always a matter of ROI. Eventually, every property needs renovation. If you’re not careful, the process can take your home off the market for too long, making it less profitable...

Landlord Stress Management 101

Where do you de-stress? On some tropical island? In the cast of a play? At the disco? Wherever you de-stress, we’ll help you get there. If you’re a DIY landlord — someone with a...

The Tipping Point of Poverty: When Poor Neighborhoods Go Bad

If you’re not familiar with tipping points, Google ‘Malcom Gladwell’ and read up. Dude’s a genius. As a landlord in a variety of areas stretching from downtown Detroit all the...