10 Methods Landlords Can Use to Verify Proof of Income

November 20th, 2020

There aren’t a lot of scenarios where you can ask someone about their personal finances without being intrusive. Fortunately, for landlords, asking potential tenants to verify their income is a standard piece of the rental application process.

The screening process can be arduous at times, but landlords need to verify that their tenants can afford the rent and fees they mutually agree to each month.

How to Make Your Website Festive [+ Downloadable Assets]

November 17th, 2020

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but your website is about to be so delightful. Creating a festive user experience can help you convert website visitors into happy customers. 

In this post, we offer tips and tricks for designing your website for the holidays and free festive website customizations you can download and use to help you drive sales this holiday season.

How a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Can Support Your Business

November 11th, 2020

A virtual assistant can be a great asset to your real estate business. Whether you’re looking to free up time to focus on high-impact work, such as closing deals that will generate revenue and grow your business, or you want more to achieve a better work-life balance, a virtual assistant may be the key to helping you achieve that goal in a cost-effective manner.

What Things To Consider When Renting a House?

November 4th, 2020

As you decide where you want to live, you might consider renting a house as an option. This choice involves less of a commitment than buying a home as well as less of an upfront financial obligation. But the process of renting a home can also have some significant disadvantages, including the following:

You don’t build up any equity.

What’s The Best Way To Get Comps For My Rental Property?

November 4th, 2020

It's time to talk about rental comps -- and by comps we don't mean freebies but comparable properties. Property owners and agencies know that staying competitive in hot rental markets is essential to realizing your full earning potential, as well as helping you maintain excellent reviews and ratings online.

What is a Rent Increase Notice?

November 4th, 2020

As a landlord or property manager, you’ll sometimes need to increase the amount of rent that your tenants are charged. They won’t be happy about facing a rent increase, of course, but by handling these changes professionally and courteously, the experience of notifying a renter does not have to be uncomfortable.

How Knowing The Vacancy Rate Helps You Make More Money?

November 4th, 2020

All landlords and agents want to reap the rewards of full buildings and fair rent values. There are many steps you can take to increase the value of your property from high-end materials like granite countertops to onsite amenities like fitness centers.

What Factors Should I Consider When Buying an Investment Property?

November 4th, 2020

If you’re interested in buying an investment property, you’ll want to be thoroughly prepared and knowledgeable about your decision. Rental homes can be a great way to bring in extra income, but it can also involve some unexpected expenses as well as other issues that can cause you to lose money on the deal.

Rental Market Forecast For 2021

November 4th, 2020

Landlords and property owners are holding their breath as the entirely unexpected markets of 2020 wind down and the rental market of 2021 is on the horizon. What seemed like a "sure-thing" last year might be completely out of the question in the year to come.

What Does A Transunion Smartmove Report Show?

October 25th, 2020

The TransUnion SmartMove report is a great resource that gives you a Resident Score that shows how reliable your tenant is likely to be. As a landlord or agent, it can be difficult to make an educated decision on how to find good tenants to rent your property.

Avoiding Evictions And The Importance of Rental Background Checks

October 23rd, 2020

Disclaimer: This article is not legal advice for you to use in the event that you need to evict a tenant. This legal information is not the same as legal advice, where an attorney applies the law to your specific circumstances, so you should consult an attorney if you’d like advice on your interpretation of this information or its accuracy.

Bright MLS Sees Cool Wins in the Hot Rentals Market

October 20th, 2020

Originally Published on Wavgroup.Com

October 20, 2020

Now widely regarded as a sleeping giant, the multi-billion-dollar rental market was bound to make it to the multiple listing service radar one day. Rentals are often considered the baby sister of the housing market and the first step on the pathway to homeownership.