Archive for the ‘1. Property Owner Blog Posts’ Category

Good Advertising Pictures – Show Off Your Rental!

Good pictures are worth thousands of good advertising copy. A first impression ALWAYS lasts, and that applies to the first impression your rental property makes on the public. How would you give...

Property Management from 10,000 Feet: The Big Picture

What does a property management company do? The answer is simple: more than most people realize. What does a property management company do all day?  It’s a legitimate question – and here’s...

The Yin and Yang of Metro Detroit Rentals

Most cities in Metro Detroit are worlds apart. The Metro Detroit area is one of the most polarized areas in the nation. One part is populated with people who tend strongly to be low-income,...

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...

The ‘Emergency Marketing’ Dilemma

Yes, we’re doing more much more than put a “for rent” sign on your property. Recently, our Marketing Department had an interesting interaction with an owner whose rental unit just...

How to Invest in a Blighted Neighborhood

Blighted neighborhoods are genuinely a trap, but they’re only a trap for the unwary. Blight – in Detroit, it’s essentially defined as “a property that hasn’t been maintained in so long...

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...

How Many People Does it Take to Manage a Property?

A good property management team can make your investment work. Royal Rose Properties is a fairly unusual property manager – we do a lot of things that most property managers don’t. In...

Investing in Detroit Properties: A Fairy Tale

Don’t stake your claim until you know the potential pitfalls. Investing in Detroit Properties – Once upon a time, a somewhat-nobleman of modest wealth from a land far, far away heard...

How to Manage Properties: Detectives on Assembly Lines

Employees shouldn’t  be mind-readers or push-button robots. Royal Rose Properties has built its business model with an eye toward the long term, both in terms of how to manage properties on...