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.

Beginner Strategies For Top Real Estate Agents

May 13th, 2020

You’ve spent the past several months learning all that there is to know about residential real estate, including a lot of new terms, laws, and calculations. Now, you’ve passed your test and signed with a brokerage. The hard part’s over, right? Well, not exactly.

11 Real Estate Prospecting Tips + Postcard Template

May 13th, 2020

Real estate prospecting is the process of finding new contacts and turning them into leads in order to grow your business. This is typically done through a mix of email and phone outreach, increasing social media engagement, and meeting people in person through community events and networking.

20 Ideas for Generating Real Estate Leads for New Agents

May 11th, 2020

As a newly-licensed agent, you likely don’t have much of a contact base to start with. Knowing where to even begin looking for real estate leads for new agents can be overwhelming, and there’s a lot of different advice out there on the effectiveness of different strategies.

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.

3 Tips to Thrive with Rentals During Covid-19

April 7th, 2020

Coronavirus is taking its toll on our economy, our health, and our livelihood as leasing agents. While it can all feel overwhelming at times, we can at least take comfort knowing that we’re fighting this together! During times like these, it’s more important than ever to stay positive and productive, especially when working with rental properties.

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.

What Is A Screening Report?

March 11th, 2020

As a landlord, real estate agent, or property manager, you need to make sure that you have the right tenant in your rental property. A credit report delivered by any number of tenant screening services can put you on the right track instantly. If you’re wondering, ‘what is a screening report, and how does it benefit me?’ you’ve come to the right place.

A Guide to California Rental Application Fees

February 27th, 2020

Most real estate agents and landlords in California decide to charge a rental application fee when screening tenants. This is widely accepted practice can help cover the direct costs associated with screening tenants.

But the seemingly simple act of collecting rental application fees in California can be a big area of risk for you if you don’t do things the right way.

How To Verify Tenant Employment

January 14th, 2020

On the list of stresses of being a landlord or agent, payment problems are right up there, and how to verify tenant employment is a key question. Whether you’re fielding late payments, partial payment queries, or even complete non-payments, it’s a headache you can do without.

How To Run A Background Check on Tenants

January 9th, 2020

As a landlord, you want to ensure you’re leasing your rental properties to tenants who will pay the rent on time and who are reliable and trustworthy. While it would be great if you could trust everyone, unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

People can put on a show and pretend to be the perfect neighbor, when in reality, they are hiding things from their past that may be a red flag to future property managers.

Selling a Rental Property with Tenants Onsite

December 3rd, 2019

Depending on your state, the tenants have a few important protections that you’ll need to help your client navigate, and there are lots of ways to make the move itself a little less hectic.

Selling The Rental Property

There are lots of reasons you might want to sell an active rental property.