Archive for the ‘Investing Strategy’ Category

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...

Is This Home an Asset or a Liability?

Hint: Asset earn money every month; liabilities cost. Since about the end of World War II, Americans were told by every source they had available that their homes were one of the most important...

How to Evaluate a Property Manager: Deal-Breakers

Some things you can brush off. These you can’t. Property management is one of many industries that operate on what market analysts call “asymmetry of information.” In other words,...

Finding the Value in Less-Valuable Property

The Answer Is Not ‘Find Buried Treasure Under It.’ Sorry. One of the often-repeated lessons in the thousands of “Property Investment for Beginners” websites, seminars,...

Minimizing Costs, Maximizing Rent: Renovating a House

Renovate (ren-oh-VAIT), v: “to make new again,” from the Latin reno meaning “money pit,” (see Reno, Nevada) + vate meaning “the act of upending your wallet into.”...