Property Management Blog

Does Property Maintenance Affect Property Values?

Friday, December 16, 2022
Can you believe what the market is doing? As a homeowner who lived through the meltdown of the "Twenty Aughts," I'm constantly astounded how much the market has accelerated. Further, as with any gain, no small amount of fear accompanies massive wealth gains. However, while safeguarding gains is essential, so is protecting on...

Urgent Need for Property Improvements - Now for Later

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Writing the title above, I cannot get out of my mind Now and Later, the impossible to chew candy from the days of yore, yet this is a different item: here we are thinking about property improvements now FOR later.I've written a lot about...Property improvements. Yes, I know it's a titillating topic that has you sliding up to the e...

The Household Composition is Evolving: What Does that Mean for Landlords

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
One of our landlords recently asked me, “Why were we allowing roommate situations in our properties?” Said owner went on to ask if we thought the rental market was changing so there would be fewer “families” living in homes and more roommates or blended homes. I thought for a moment and said, “yes, we are see...

Rental Property Insurance - Renters and Landlord

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Fires. Floods. Destruction. Death.Now that I have your attention, allow me to steal a line from Ferris Bueller's Day Off "Life moves pretty fast"...  You're living it day by day, planning for your retirement, the kids going to college, and you get that call: your rental property has suffered a fire, a flood, or sign...

That Yard of Yours. Keep it green for less!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Now that we are emerging from winter and entering spring (with summer blistering behind it, in a real sense and allegorically... recall last year's 15 minutes of spring?), the time has come to think green as in green grass. Allow me to expand. It's a yearly thing Every year after the downpours let up, we will see lethargic Bermuda...

Spring Maintenance Tips for your Rental Property

Monday, March 7, 2022
Greetings and salutations! I've always wanted to lead a blog entry off with that.Listen, did you know that twice each year there are items you can do at your home, rental or not, that will enhance your life and protect your family? There sure are! We will address these from both the resident's point of view and the rental property...

4 Strategies to Protect Your Real Estate

Friday, February 4, 2022
Have you ever stopped to think about losing your investment property or your personal home? The answer is probably, “no, why would I think about it?” The truth is that your life can change in the blink of an eye. Something as innocent as causing an accident that causes major harm or even death to the other party can spell disa...

How to Break a Lease in California

Thursday, December 9, 2021
A vacancy is one of the most expensive aspects of the rental industry. It is in a property manager's or owner's best interest to keep their rental property occupied by qualified residents. In a perfect scenario, a landlord will secure a long-term lease with a responsible resident who pays rent on time, takes care of the property, ...

Why Does the Rent Increase Every Year?

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Getting a notice from your landlord that your rent is increasing would ruin anyone’s day. Unfortunately, this stress-inducing reality has been happening across the country as reports of rental rates hitting an all-time high have been making headlines regularly.After the initial shocks wear off (and the superlatives subside), it&rsqu...

Top 4 Resident Concerns and How to Resolve Them

Monday, December 6, 2021
Working in property management demonstrates time and again that no matter how well you maintain your properties, some problems are still bound to crop up. And often, it is the responsibility of the property manager or landlord to resolve the situation.Handling resident complaints in the proper manner can go a long way in alleviating their...

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