Archive for the ‘Maintenance’ Category

Broken Windows: A Theory on Tenant Respect for Property

Sorry, this is not the theory where defenestrating tenants makes them respect you more. In the late 60s, psychologist Phillip Zombardo did a fascinating experiment. He took a car and parked it on...

DIY Landlords: The First-Timer’s FAQ

There are just some questions that are too hard to find answers to. Hopefully, these are some of them.   Royal Rose Properties is a firm believer in helping out Do-It-Yourself Landlords. From...

Abandoned: When The Tenant Is Just…Gone!

*Knock* *Knock* …Anyone home? Usually, a landlord knows when a tenant is moving out. But deal with enough properties for enough time, and you’re all but guaranteed to come across the...

Preventative Maintenance for Landlords

Don’t forget to varnish and seal your landlord at least annually.   You probably expect this to be a blog post about how important it is to have an expert come in and regularly perform the...

Property Management Hacks for the Buildings

No, we’re not talking about breaking doors down…honest. ‘Hacks’ are one of those things we can never get enough of — small insider-developed tricks that are designed to...

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.”...

Minimizing Costs, Maximizing Rent: Cleaning Between Tenants

Doing a serious deep-clean before the first tenant is a must, but between tenants, it’s often just a waste of money. When you get that notice from a tenant that says “Candace is out...

Advanced Property Management, Part IV: Property vs. Asset Management

“Hey, RRP. We just purchased a property out of foreclosure, and we know nothing about it.” There’s few times more hectic in a property manager’s life than the moment that a...

Seven Clues that Your Investment Property Needs a New Roof

Clue Number One: It Has No Roof. It’s hard to say with confidence that any given part of a rental home is ‘more important’ than any other — they all kind of have to work...

How to Keep Your Rental’s Carpets Looking Great

It turns out, not even carpets like getting walked all over. So the tenants in 42 Boulevard Road St. just moved out, and the move-out video your inspector took arrived in your email inbox this...