Archive for the ‘Maintenance’ Category

The Challenge of Finding Contractors

Finding new talent in the real estate construction and maintenance business usually means some amount of trial and error. The head of the Maintenance Department chatted with me about the struggles...

How a Professional Landlord Manages Contractors: Like a BOSS

50% of workers say they’re not sure what’s expected of them in their job. Sounds crazy, but it’s true! The Royal Rose Properties Maintenance Department deals with an extraordinary range of...

DIY Landlord Tools: The Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist IV

There is nothing worse than wonky water temperature and water pressure that is much too hard or gentle. We’re finally reaching the last installment of our Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist. We feel...

DIY Landlord Tools: The Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist II

Having a checklist provides a systematic way to inspect the home for any outstanding issues. We’re going forward today with the most complete rent-ready checklist around, and this time,...

Do It Yourself Water Damage Repairs (Guest Post)

Water may be essential to humans, but it can spell death for a home. When you purchase a home, it becomes your biggest asset or baby that needs a lot of care and attention. Sometimes things can...

Big Challenges of Property Management: Maintenance Edition

It may surprise you to learn that the biggest problems in Maintenance have nothing to do with houses.’. When it comes to property management, every phase of the cycle has its own unique...

Types of Contractors and What to Use Them For

Contractor – n. – “A person with a tractor,” from the Spanish ‘con tractor‘. Royal Rose Properties deals with a lot of contractors. Lawn maintenance and...

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...