Posts Tagged ‘property manager’

Information Overload in Property Management, Part IV

A positive attitude is contagious. It’s time for our final post on how to deal with information overload within your property management company. In our last few posts we’ve covered the...

5 Things A Property Manager Does For A Home Investor

One heck of a lot more than the guys who put out ads like this: Sometimes, it’s easy for a property manager to forget that there are home investors out there who simply don’t know why...

What Do Modern Tenants Want? To Be People First (Part 2)

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. -Robert A. Heinlein In the first part, we talked a bit about how modern tenants really do expect to be...

Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager, Part 3

“How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” — Sample Question not appearing on this list. If you’ve been following along, you know the drill by now...

Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager, Part 2

“When does the bridge flow, and the river remain still?” — Sample Question not appearing on this list. You’ve asked your prospective property manager everything you need to...

Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager, Part 1

“What is the difference between a duck?” – Sample Question not appearing on this list. So you’ve decided to hire a property manager — awesome! But how do you know which...

Sharing Your Financial Information with Landlords

Last week we had two interesting interactions with rental applicants. One was very upset that we required them to resend their bank statements after they blacked-out their bank account numbers. The...

Refinance Your Upside Down Rental

Many real estate investors that bought their rental properties prior to 2007 are upside down in them.  Even those that put down 25% or more have seen their equity evaporate with falling real estate...

Getting Repairs Done to the Home You’re Renting

Chasing a landlord to get repairs done at a rental home is probably the biggest, most frustrating issue most tenants experience when renting. You complain, the landlord assures you it’ll be fixed,...

How Long Does it Take to Find a Tenant?

Every time a property we manage goes vacant, the first thing the property owner wants to know is, how fast can we find another tenant to put in it. This makes perfect sense as most property owners...