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Use Tenant Surveys to Improve Your Rental Business

For almost as long as marketing and sales have existed, businesses have attempted to receive feedback from their customers. This data is an incredible advantage to businesses looking to refine and improve their product and their organization as a whole. For companies that produce consumer products or offer more intangible services, this can be difficult information to acquire, which is why so many spend tremendous amounts of capital onRead more
Stressed out landlord dealing with tenant turnover

Putting a Price Tag on Tenant Turnover

In a perfect world, you will find long-term, reliable tenants who pay rent on time, take excellent care of their property and have no intention of moving.  Unfortunately, the world is not perfect. If one of your tenants does decide to move out, understanding exactly where your expenses are coming from will help you better understand the importance of retaining renters and minimizing tenant turnover. Understand How Tenant TurnoverRead more
Rental property snow removal

Rental Property Snow Removal: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Depending on where you live, getting snowed in can be a matter of when, not if. Areas across New England and the Midwest are starting to expect at least one “snowpocalypse” every winter, grinding entire cities to a halt as legions of snow plows take to the streets. While the city deals with the roads, there are also sidewalks, walkways, and driveways to worry about. When it comes toRead more
Pet in rental apartment

Should You Allow Tenants to Have Pets in your Rental Properties?

There are lots of variables to consider when determining whether or not you should rent your property to a particular tenant. A bad credit score can tell you a tenant might not pay rent on time. A messy background check can indicate they’ll miss-treat your property or even be a danger to their neighbors. These are obvious red flags and make it easy to disqualify. But what about aRead more
Tenant Conflicts

Four Things to Remember When Handling Tenant Conflicts

We’re all familiar with conflicts between tenants and landlords, and you no doubt have quite a few stories under your belt, but what should you do when there’s one between your tenants? Tenant conflicts of this sort can be difficult – perhaps the most common being noise complaints. You must tread carefully when determining if it’s appropriate for you to get involved in the first place, but if aRead more
4 Things to Know When Renting to Elderly Tenants

Four Things to Know When Renting to Elderly Tenants

Although many might think the average renter is a college student or someone knocking on their thirties, the reality is that all sorts of age groups and demographics are renting in America today. In fact, the percentage of total renters that fall into the older demographic is increasing – in 2016, renting Americans aged 55 and older increased from 24.4 to 27 percent. As a landlord, here is what youRead more
Steam pot energy costs

Save on Energy Costs for You and Your Tenants This Winter

Winter is far from over, which means more salt on the roads and heavy coats out of the closet. What it doesn’t have to mean is another month of expensive heating bills. Here are some ways to make your property more efficient so that you and your tenants can reduce energy costs and save money. Avoid heating devices that use electricity or heating oil. Electric heating is the mostRead more
landlording habits 2018

4 Landlording Habits You Should Stick By in 2018

When making your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, eating healthier and going to the gym might be on your list, but don’t just stop there; include some resolutions that apply to you as a landlord. Here are a few essential landlording habits you can adopt in the new year. Be proactive about understanding tax policy. With the passing of a massive tax plan in the twilight of 2017, thereRead more
Signing multi-year lease

What to Ask Yourself Before Signing a Multi-Year Lease

Although twelve month lease agreements are the gold standard for property management, there are tenants out there who, for a variety of reasons, are interested in multiple-year contracts. As a landlord, there’s reasons to be interested as well. Perhaps most attractive is the fact that you’ll be guaranteed revenue for the period of the contract, and you won’t have to worry about vacancies draining your savings. Additionally, you won’tRead more
Holiday season hearth

Worry-Free Holiday Season Checklist for Landlords

When the holiday season comes around, keeping up with gift-giving, family gatherings, and finances can seem like a maddening prospect. For landlords, that’s just the beginning. Many property managers have a to-do list longer than Santa’s in the thick of the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make things more manageable while also making life easier for your tenants. Know When Your Tenants Are OutRead more


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