Posts Tagged ‘managing rentals’

Save Money By Doing An Energy Audit And Seven Easy Fixes

As a property owner, you should always be looking for ways to save money and to maximize profits. Raising the rent isn’t always an option. There lots of ways your profits vanish without...

A Smart Property Owner’s Guide to Maintenance

Like a health physical, home maintenance is important for your rental’s upkeep and well-being. Property maintenance is just as crucial as property management, and it should be...

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...

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...

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...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part I

Have you ever suffered from the dreaded business disease called “infobesity? The single biggest challenge of our collective jobs in property management is dealing with the raw amount of...

DIY Landlord Tips: When to Send an Eviction Notice to a Tenant

The reality of evicting an unexpectedly difficult tenant might take the lord out of your landlording. When you’re a property management company dealing with lots of tenants, you see patterns...

DIY Landlord Tips: When They Don’t Pay On Time

You did the best that you can to encourage tenants to pay rent on time, but alas, they still pay late! It’s easy, as a DIY landlord, to slip into a less-formal relationship with your tenants...

DIY Landlord Tips: Setting Up Fees and Payments

If you don’t want to return their funds, you can’t legally call them a “deposit”! As a do-it-yourself landlord, there are a lot of small lessons that are often learned too late by trial and...

Everyone at a Property Management Company is a Detective

Property managers have a particular set of skills…. Here are a couple of short anecdotes of times when someone at our property management company had to do some genuine detective work in order...