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.

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.

Evaluating Tenant Screening Reports

July 29th, 2020

“Tenant screening” or “tenant screening reports” are phrases that tend to be used interchangeably to describe a wide variety of reports and processes, from the minimal to the in-depth. If you are looking for a reliable tenant screening service, you’ll need to understand what they consider important, who they are going to for their information, and how thorough their coverage is.

Conducting an Effective Tenant Evaluation

July 24th, 2020

You’ve marketed your rental property and a potential renter has reached out to you. What do you look for in order to determine whether or not this is someone whom you should trust with your property? Of course, you want to minimize carrying costs and the number of days you’re waiting for a tenant, but in order to take care of the property you represent and minimize headaches down the road, you’ll need to conduct a proper tenant evaluation.

Fraud-Watch: Combatting COVID-Related Fraud

June 30th, 2020

COVID-19 has created unprecedented interruptions -- both economic and personal -- for people around the world. In the United States, the wide variety of state-government responses and timelines for reopening have created an atmosphere that is ripe for abuse by unscrupulous people.

Keeping Rental Messaging Streamlined during COVID-19

May 22nd, 2020

Communication is vital in the real estate industry, especially when marketing, showing and closing a rental property. Leasing agents and renters reach out to each other to clarify income history, employment details, and reference checks. Communication becomes essential during the tenant screening process, as landlords review potential renters’ backgrounds to make the best leasing decision.

How to Use Virtual Technology to Stay Connected with Your Customers

May 8th, 2020

These days, keeping your customers interested and invested in your business is more important than ever. Though this isn’t a problem for businesses that already operated mainly online before the pandemic, it presents a difficult pivot for real estate agents and other careers that rely on face-to-face interaction.

10 Ways That Agents and Landlords Can Find Tenants

March 27th, 2020

So, you want to rent out your property? You need to find the right tenants, so consider your tenant screening criteria when thinking about how to find tenants. You should be as focused as possible when looking for renters to protect your investment, so take a look at our top tips for finding tenants.