Posts Tagged ‘maintenance’

Maintenance Lessons Courtesy of the Polar Vortex

Winter is always a busy time for the Maintenance crew, and the kinds of work that need doing in the winter tend much more toward ‘emergency’ This year, Metro Detroit got really cold. The...

10 Repairs that aren’t your Landlord’s Responsibility

Find out who is responsible for repairs and maintenance in your rented home. As a tenant you’re typically not responsible for any major home improvements for your rental home, such as repairing a...

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 to Kill the Mess (for Renters)

One form of insecurity of attachment is called “disorganized/disoriented” Are you a messy person? Not a gross person, like the kind that lets food sit out until it molds and attracts...

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...

Why Aren’t the Repairs we Requested Done Yet?

Show tenants the effort being expended on their behalf while they wait. If you’re a tenant in a property managed by Royal Rose Properties, the chances are pretty good that over the course 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...

Things You Can Do Your Own To Reduce Heating Bills

No, ‘stop paying your heating bills’ is not the correct answer. Keeping your home warm during winter can be a struggle if not correctly done which can lead to a very high electricity...

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...