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The Dos and Don’ts of a House Showing

It’s little secret that the internet age has fundamentally changed the real estate market. According to a joint study by Apartments.com and Google, 72 percent of renters start their apartment search online. But even as real estate goes increasingly digital, it’s important to remember the importance of a house showing. Sure, you can post your property on every real estate website known to man and spruce it up withRead more
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How to Handle Long-Term Guests

As a landlord, finding out that someone has been living on your property unbeknownst to you is far from good news. Long-term guests aren’t bound by the terms and conditions of the lease, so having them reside with your actual tenants is a problem waiting to happen. If you’ve found yourself wondering why the office has suddenly been changed to a makeshift bedroom or the couch in the livingRead more
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Are Brokers and Leasing Agents Worth the Investment?

So you’re a landlord with a good amount of vacant units and you’re faced with a tough decision, how do I fill them? You have a few options: place an ad online, contact your current tenants and see if they have any friends looking for a place, or… hire a broker or leasing agent to find a renter for you.  Under the right circumstances, brokers or leasing agents can beRead more
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Subletting: the Good, the Bad, and the Manageable

If you are not already familiar with subletting, now, before your new lease term starts, is the time dig deeper. Subletting occurs when your lease-signing tenant rents out their spot in your property for a certain period of the lease term. You will hear the word, “sublet” tossed around on college campuses more than anywhere else. This is due to the mobility of students throughout the year: beginning internships,Read more
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3 Overlooked Items Your Lease Should Include

Any seasoned landlord knows the importance of an air-tight lease agreement.  For some, that means paragraph after paragraph detailing every imaginable scenario and conflict.  For others, it’s just a couple of pages.  Neither approach is necessarily better than the other.  In fact (and this shouldn’t be news to you), length has no effect on the legal validity of a lease.  But there are a few key pieces of informationRead more
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Electronic Signatures are More Secure

When we talk to clients about our online lease signing feature, we receive one of two reactions: the landlord immediately understands the convenience and is excited by such a useful feature available for free, or they’re suspicious of the validity of online signatures and disinterested in the whole idea. While a positive reaction is always welcome, we’re actually more excited by the negative one.  It gives us an opportunityRead more

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