Archive for the ‘Managing Rentals’ Category

Why Cash-For-Keys Can Be Better than Evicting

Get rid of problem tenants cheaper than evicting them. So, you have a nightmare tenant that you just want to get rid of! Though most property owners are all too familiar with the legal process of...

How To Make Extra Cash From Your Rental on Airbnb

Airbnb actually now has more listing than hotels have rooms! Keeping your property in tip-top shape is key. Short-term rentals have become a booming business for people looking to make a...

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Rental Property

Most property owners have moved away from traditional advertising campaigns, like print ads, and have started using some form of social media to help drive traffic. Engage with a wide...

Learn How to Fend Off Exhaustion Being A Do it Yourself Landlord

Strike a balance between work and personal life. The rental business can be lucrative and enjoyable, but it can also be a mental and physical drain if you let it. So how can you fend off...

Tired of Vacancy? Why Tenants Move & How to Keep Them

Tenants move because they can longer afford the rent, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your fault. It’s just the nature of things, people relocate for any number of reasons. The rental...

Criminal Records, What You Can And Can’t Ask.

Landlords do have a great deal of control over who they decide to rent to … but there are lots of rules and regulations that need to be adhered to. These rules and regulations...

Ways On How to Raise the Rent without the Blow-back

As a property owner you need to raise the rent to protect and improve your bottom line, but raising rents is never easy. It can be a delicate issue. Being too aggressive may cause...

What Michigan Landlords Need to Know About Pot Legalization

Cannabis proponents are rejoicing the passage of the new law in Michigan that has legalized marijuana. Details still need to be hashed out, pun intended, but it makes cannabis, in all its forms...

Personnel Tales from a Detroit Property Manager: HR Edition

In the past, we’ve written posts about the challenges of dealing with owners, tenants, vendors, contractors, city inspectors and more. Well, we also have to deal with our own workers. So,...

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possesion of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment or other lease violations. Each state has their own well-defined laws and...