Posts Tagged ‘property management’

Your Tenant’s a Hoarder, Now What?

You may not notice it for a while, maybe years, because the tenant pays their rent on time and rarely complains about anything. Then one day you go to look at something inside the home and you...

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...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part III

Getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better. Continuing our chat on information overload from the past two posts, it’s time to talk about how you can improve...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part II

You know that you managed your priorities well when you’ve set aside a “ready to be interrupted” time in your work schedule. So last time, we talked about what ‘information...

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...

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...

How to Evaluate a Property Manager: Deal-Breakers

Some things you can brush off. These you can’t. Property management is one of many industries that operate on what market analysts call “asymmetry of information.” In other words,...

A Property Manager’s Guide to Outsourcing

Because sometimes insourcing is counterproductive. Property managers need a lot of people on their team. At the minimum, an effective property manager needs to be able to prep a new home to make it...