5 Important Basics of Being A Long-Distance Landlord

January 20th, 2021

So you've got one property you'd like to rent out while living somewhere else or traveling continually, or perhaps you have a small handful of properties located in different areas. Under the right circumstances, you can handle all of your landlord duties and managing properties remotely.

What Should be Included in Tenant Denial Letters?

January 16th, 2021

In a perfect world, only qualified applicants would apply for your rental -- but we all know that's not how it works. When it comes to property management, there will be times when you must turn down a potential tenant. Any landlord or property manager should know how to turn down an application with both grace and authority.

The Best Ways to Obtain a Basic Rental Application Form

January 11th, 2021

Many property managers will go to their legal counsel and have a lawyer create a new application and lease from start to finish. While this option ensures high-accuracy -- it's also expensive. Fortunately, there are many ways to get a free rental application form that you can customize.

Issues To Avoid When Trying to Find the Right Tenant

January 9th, 2021

Finding the right tenants is a priority for any landlord or property manager. The old proverb says, "better an empty house than a bad tenant," but in truth, for most property owners an empty house is not desirable either. Full and functioning properties with responsible tenants are not just desirable but necessary.

What Miscellaneous Questions Should be Asked on a Standard Rental Application?

January 5th, 2021

This isn't your first rental rodeo. You already know that you need to ask applicants the basic questions on your rental application. You've covered income, rental history, pet policies, and more. Yet with these standard rental application questions, you still feel like you're missing the "bigger picture" on developing a cohesive view of your potential resident.

How To Create A Baseline Screening Criteria For New Tenants

November 24th, 2020

Now, more than ever, it's important to get the right tenants into your rental. With an unstable -- well, world -- most of us don't have the time or budget to be taking large risks right now. Finding tenants who can follow your rules, honor their lease, and pay the rent is incredibly important.

Understanding California Tenant Screening Laws

November 24th, 2020

Tenant screenings aren’t expensive or time-consuming, and the wealth of information they provide is invaluable. Here’s what you need to know about California tenant screening laws before utilizing them to find the best qualified applicants.

As a property owner or manager, a large part of your success depends on finding good, reliable tenants.

Methods To Onboarding New Tenants With Technology

November 24th, 2020

Back in the day, onboarding new tenants consisted of a few quick reference checks, some pay stubs, and a handshake. Ok, that was way, way back in the day, but the point is that tenant management has evolved along with everything else. We are no longer limited to paper applications and file cabinets, instead, we have large amounts of technology available to support onboarding new tenants with technology.

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.

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.