Archive for the ‘Managing Rentals’ Category

Getting Tenants to Do What You Want, Pt. II

The secret on getting tenants to do what you want: Show genuine interest to them first. So how do you get people to actually do what you want them to do? Well, obviously, if people base their...

Getting Tenants (Or Anyone Else) to Do What You Want, Pt. I

If someone uses the carrots/sticks reward system to make you do something, they try to make you do it partly by offering you rewards and partly by threatening you. The common view of ‘how to...

Property Management Paperwork & Data: How Much is Too Much?

Fortunately due to modern technology, the trees can breathe easy since many property management paperwork are now digitized. Property management styles run the gamut from the laissez-faire “Do...

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Having Positive Tenant Landlord Relationships

Behind a “bad” tenant and Landlord relationship, lies a more nuanced story. If you just cruise the Internet at random, looking at stories from landlords and tenants about the other, you rapidly...

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Landlord Licensing, Part II

Yes, that’s a 500 grand fine!! How do you like that? Last week, we laid out the basics of the Landlord Licensing (a.k.a. Rental Certification) process. This week, we’re going to talk about...

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Landlord Licensing, Part I

That’s the business. If you don’t want to go through the Landlord Licensing process, go buy a corner store. Due to public outcry against “slumlords”, many cities in the US have some type of...

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Screening Tenants with Social Media

Any prospective tenant can act like the best tenant in the world during the initial walk-through. Part of being a good landlord is being able to discern the truth in a situation where everyone you...

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 III

An immaculate kitchen will produce a positive first impression on renters. Royal Rose Properties put together a rent-ready checklist that are important for certain rooms in the house such as the...

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,...