Finding the best place to invest in Texas can be challenging as some areas are incredibly profitable, while others are limited in their ability to turn a profit. Home pricing trends show Huntersville to be an exciting real estate investment. Property investors find...
How to Best Maintain Property Appeal

How to Best Maintain Property Appeal

When you are in the process of trying to rent out a home, first impressions matter! Renters’ first impression will always be based on the outside of the home because it is what they see first. So it’s important your rental property has great curb appeal! But the...
Best Ways To Quickly Fill Your Rental Property Vacancies

Best Ways To Quickly Fill Your Rental Property Vacancies

It is vital to quickly fill rental property vacancies. Your rental property comes with its fair share of costs; you must pay the mortgage, taxes, utilities, and more expenses. However, a vacant rental property won’t be bringing in the monthly rent that you need to...
Best Ways to Screen Tenants

Best Ways to Screen Tenants

Evictions are one of the most expensive parts of owning rental property. Though not all evictions are entirely avoidable, screening your tenants can significantly minimize their risk. It is absolutely vital to implement the best practices when you screen tenants to...

Landlord Tax Tips

Taxes are one constant in life and they can be incredibly complex and frustrating. However, there are many laws that can help to give a landlord a break on their taxes. Understanding the expenses that can be deducted from your taxes can go a long way toward providing...
Do Tenants or Landlords Pay for Pest Control at a Rental Property?

Do Tenants or Landlords Pay for Pest Control at a Rental Property?

Pests are one of the biggest annoyances for property owners and tenants. What is the procedure if a bed bug infestation occurs? Who is liable to pay for the pest control removal costs along with costs associated with damage to the property? Are there times when the...
Best Practices when Performing Rental Property Inspections

Best Practices when Performing Rental Property Inspections

Landlords have a number of tasks to deal with, but one of the tasks that some property managers dread is dealing with a property inspection. Performing property inspections can assist in understanding the condition of the property, and if the tenants are holding up to...
5 Tips for Finding a Pet-Friendly Apartment

5 Tips for Finding a Pet-Friendly Apartment

It is estimated that up to 72 percent of renters have pets. Unfortunately, many landlords are reluctant to allow dogs or cats, which can make it challenging to find the perfect rental that will welcome both you and your beloved furry companion. The following tips will...
How Apartment Dwellers Can Save Money on Electricity

How Apartment Dwellers Can Save Money on Electricity

Living in an apartment can be quite expensive. The electric bill is one of the biggest expenses that come along with living in an apartment. Fortunately, your Austin property management company has tips that will help you save money on electricity. Tips For Lowering...
4 Marketing Tips For Filling Vacancies

4 Marketing Tips For Filling Vacancies

As a landlord, you may have numerous properties that you manage or only one room that you rent out. Regardless of the number of spaces you need to fill, every landlord can agree that an empty space does not pay the bills and wears on their minds until occupied once...
Reasons to Renew Your Lease

Reasons to Renew Your Lease

If your lease will be up soon, then you may be struggling to decide whether you should renew it or move to a new place. It is important to note that there are a number of ways that you can benefit from renewing your lease. Below is a list of reasons that you should...
What You Should Know Before Moving Into Your First Apartment

What You Should Know Before Moving Into Your First Apartment

Moving into a new apartment can be exciting. It can give you a sense of independence and accomplishment. However, there are a number of things that you will have to do before you move into a new apartment. Below is a list of tips that will prepare you to move into...
3 Tips for Connecting with Your Tenants

3 Tips for Connecting with Your Tenants

As a landlord, you may come across as intimidating or unapproachable. People often couple fear with what they don’t understand, so here are some tips to better connect with your tenants. Establish Personality Don’t let your residents live in fear of your authority....
How Can I Use Color to Make Small Spaces Look Larger

How Can I Use Color to Make Small Spaces Look Larger

Are you concerned that your new rental home lacks the square footage to truly decorate? We have good news! With some clever arrangement, even the smallest room opens up into a more open, welcoming space. No doubt you realize that clutter makes an already small room...
Getting a “Passing Grade” on the Broker Audit by Ed Ricketts

Getting a “Passing Grade” on the Broker Audit by Ed Ricketts

The Broker Audit is a hot topic, especially among property managers. Not surprisingly, the North Carolina Department of Real Estate (“ADRE”) prioritizes its audit focus on property management brokerages. Why? That’s because property management brokerages hold other...
All About Welcome Packets

All About Welcome Packets

What Goes into a Winning Welcome Packet? As a landlord, you want to provide incoming tenants with helpful information to make the transition into their new home or apartment as easy as possible. A welcome packet is a great way to deliver that information. If you’re...
Should You Rent a Single Family Home or an Apartment?

Should You Rent a Single Family Home or an Apartment?

As you shop for your new home, it is likely that you’ll come across a number of very different options. In this increasingly competitive market, the cost to rent a home is often comparable with that required to rent an apartment. With cost being less of a factor, you...
The 31-Day Rental Representative

The 31-Day Rental Representative

As it happens this time of year, there is a great deal of discussion about vacation rentals in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Valley of the Sun is increasingly attractive to snow birds who love our fall and winter weather. The Valley also hosts seasonal...
How Can I Improve My Chances of Getting My Security Deposit Back?

How Can I Improve My Chances of Getting My Security Deposit Back?

Upon renting a home or apartment, the landlord or property manager will often require a security deposit. Security deposits ensure that, when tenants leave, the home or apartment is in the condition in which they found it. If the tenants meet certain standards, the...
How to Manage Noisy Tenants

How to Manage Noisy Tenants

Now that the renter population has increased in Charlotte and more and more people are investing in rental properties, the unfortunate reality is that many property managers will inevitably have to deal with tenants that don’t get along. The most common complaint?...
How to Choose Whether to Sell or Rent Out Your Property

How to Choose Whether to Sell or Rent Out Your Property

If you’re looking to move out of the place where you are currently living, you have a choice in front of you: Do you sell the property or rent it out to others? Making that decision can actually be more difficult than you might think. There is a multitude of factors...
Renting vs. Buying a Property

Renting vs. Buying a Property

Choosing whether to rent or buy a property such as a home or condo can be a difficult decision. The decision is tied up in a variety of factors from your credit score to the amount of time you plan on staying in the property. We’ll help you sort out the aspects of the...