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November 24, 2020

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Management

How to Use Social Media to Market Your Property

So, you’re at the point where you know you need a meaningful social media pres...

January 18, 2022

Management

Should Landlords Ever Waive Late Fees?

How to Be Firm but Fair with Overdue Rent Payments ...

December 28, 2021

Investing

Rental Housing Portfolio Impact of COVID-19

To understand the impact of COVID-19 on rental real estate, we&nb...

December 9, 2021

Legal

There’s a New Tax Rule and It May Affect Your Re...

If you use Paypal, Zelle, Cash App or Venmo to collect rent, new rules mean that...

November 29, 2021

Management

Secondary Features You Should Look For When Evalua...

Once you find property management software tools with the&nb...

November 9, 2021

Management

Core Features to Look for When Choosing a Property...

Every well-built property management software should have core fe...

October 12, 2021

Market Outlook

Rental Housing COVID-19 Impact: Eviction Moratoriu...

Even with the virus coming under control in the United States, te...

September 3, 2021

General

Two Ways to Improve Your Property and Increase Rev...

Offering cleaning services and storage rental can keep your properties looking g...

August 23, 2021

Market Outlook

Rental Housing Adaptations to COVID-19

Widespread financial uncertainties and a decreased pool of qualified renters for...

August 5, 2021

Management

What to Do If Tenants Don’t Place Utilities in T...

Transferring Utilities  When it comes to utilities, choosing what to c...

April 27, 2021

Maintenance

Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Potable Drinking Wa...

As a real estate investor or property manager, you’ll be well served to unders...

April 22, 2021

Marketing

How to Create a Rental Listing: The Basics

Landlords use listings to advertise their rental properties. If you’re unfamil...

March 16, 2021

Marketing

Every Way to Market Your Rental Properties Online

All landlords should be marketing their rental properties online. This is simple...

March 10, 2021

Marketing

Use Audience Targeting to Fill Your Rentals

Audience targeting is a marketing strategy in which a marketing team pinpoints s...

March 9, 2021

Marketing

4 Ways to Market Your Rentals with Offline Marketi...

Traditionally, landlords marketed their rental properties with exclusively offli...

March 8, 2021

Marketing

Everything You Need to Know About Staging Your Ren...

Staging rental properties is a combination of cleaning and strategic decora...

March 2, 2021

Marketing

How to Perform the Perfect Rental Property Showing

A rental showing is a landlord’s first chance to meet interested renters in pe...

March 1, 2021

General

Understanding Your Market to Increase Rent Price

The simplest, most effective way to increase your revenue is to increase the ren...

February 23, 2021

Leasing

Adding Tenants to an Existing Lease

If you’re a landlord, you’re well aware of the importance of lease...

February 19, 2021

Leasing

Things to Consider When Renewing a Lease

Deciding to renew a tenant’s lease comes with many considerations. Some import...

February 19, 2021

Marketing

Taking the Perfect Picture for Your Rental Listing

Pictures are one of the most important factors to consider when creati...

February 9, 2021

Management

5 Ways Landlords Can Minimize Tenant Turnover

Every day that your property or unit remains vacant is another day that you...

February 9, 2021

Marketing

How to Write the Perfect Craigslist Listing

Even with so many online listing sites available today, landlords find that Crai...

February 2, 2021

Marketing

How to Create a Virtual Tour for Your Rental Prope...

Virtual tours have become a hot topic in the real estate world. It’s a common ...

February 1, 2021

General

Improve Your Existing Property to Increase Rent Pr...

One of the best ways to increase the profit your properties generate is to incre...

January 29, 2021

General

Adding Fees to Increase Rental Revenue

Landlords often use the word “rent” to stand in for their income. But what t...

January 26, 2021

General

Implement High-Tech Features to Increase Rent Pric...

There are a number of ways to increase rent price for your rental properties....

January 20, 2021

General

8 Ways Landlords Can Lower Utility Costs

One of the greatest expenses that landlords face is the cost of utilities. Even ...

January 20, 2021

Marketing

Best Rental Listing Sites For Commercial Propertie...

With the rise of rental listing sites, creating competitive rental listings is a...

January 16, 2021

Marketing

10 Ways to Make Your Rental Listings More Competit...

Today, rental listing sites are the primary hunting ground for renters searching...

January 16, 2021

Lease

10 Ways Signing Leases Online Will Benefit Your Re...

It’s no secret that leases are important. In order to keep all of yo...

January 12, 2021

Marketing

How to Minimize Vacancy Time on Rental Properties

Vacancy is a landlord’s greatest fear. Whether your rental business is your pr...

January 11, 2021

General

How to Reduce Expenses on Your Rental Properties

There are a handful of practical ways to modify your business practices to minim...

January 7, 2021

Management

Self-Managing Your Properties to Reduce Costs

Property managers are becoming more popular, but they’re also becoming mor...

January 5, 2021

Tenant Screening

How to Create a Tenant Scoring System

There’s no doubt that tenant screening is a crucial part of any property ...

January 4, 2021

Online Payments

Online Rent Collection Methods: What’s Best?

Most aspects of our lives are moving digital. The rental housing market is no ex...

December 29, 2020

Marketing

How to Use Listing Syndication Software

Listing syndication software acts as the middleman between you and all of the ...

December 28, 2020

Online Payments

Online Payments: Everything You Need to Know

Rent collection is fundamental to the operation of all rental businesses. Landlo...

December 23, 2020

Online Payments

Everything Landlords Should Know About Credit Card...

Online rent collection has become crucial to the success of a real estate busine...

December 23, 2020

Tenant Screening

How to Screen Tenants

Screening tenants is crucial in order to run a successful real estate business...

December 18, 2020

General

3 Amenities to Increase Revenue on your Rental Pro...

There are a number of basic amenities that tenants want at their dispo...

December 17, 2020

Online Payments

5 Benefits of Online Rent Collection

Rent payments are the fundamental source of income for most real estate business...

December 8, 2020

Marketing

Best Websites To List Your Rental Property

The more renters your listing reaches, the better chance you have of finding hig...

December 8, 2020

General

11 Ways Landlords Can Add Revenue Streams

Whether they’re looking to further invest in their growing real estate empire ...

December 1, 2020

Marketing

5 Benefits of Listing Syndication Software

Successful internet marketing is essential to the operation of any real est...

November 24, 2020

General

3 Ways to Monetize Your Land and Maximize Real Est...

Real estate is more than the building that sits on it. Sure, most of your revenu...

November 18, 2020

Investing

How to Lower Financing Expenses as a Real Estate I...

Mortgage + insurance + taxes. If, like a lot of landlords, you’ve set up escro...

November 13, 2020

Online Payments

Legal Issues Regarding Autopay For Rent Collection

If you are just getting into property management or you are looki...

November 10, 2020

Marketing

How to Create the Perfect Property Listing

In the age of the internet, writing a high-quality listing for your vacant prope...

November 4, 2020

Management

How to Lower Tenant Turnover

Vacancies are an expense no landlord can afford. The longer a unit sits empty, t...

October 14, 2020

Tenant Screening

5 Benefits of Screening Tenants

It’s difficult to tell whether an applicant is as reliable as they seem. Often...

October 8, 2020

Technology

What to Look for When Choosing Rent Collection Sof...

If you aren’t using rent collection software yet, now is the time to switch. I...

September 29, 2020

Online Payments

What Landlords Should Know About Online Rent Payme...

Getting scammed by a fraudster is, at best, infuriating, and at worst, terrifyin...

August 6, 2020

Online Payments

What is ACH? How does it work?

The world is becoming paperless. People prefer digital payments to cash and chec...

July 29, 2020

Online Payments

8 Myths of Online Payments

It’s no secret that people prefer to shop online. If the massive growth of onl...

July 14, 2020

Online Payments

How Mobile Rent Collection Makes Life Easier

We’ve Come a Long Way with Mobile Technology In 2007, Apple released its first...

June 30, 2020

Lease

How To Handle An Inherited Lease?

When purchasing an investment property, more than likely, that property already ...

June 15, 2020

Online Payments

How to Collect Rent Online?

It’s no secret that we’re moving toward a paperless world. From television a...

June 12, 2020

Leasing

How to Get Rid of a Tenant Who Won’t Leave After...

There’s nothing more distressing to a landlord, property owner or manager than...

June 3, 2020

Marketing

5 Tips for Better Virtual Tours During Coronavirus

Leasing activity has plummeted in the past two months in major cities around the...

May 14, 2020

Management

4 Questions Your Insurance Agent Would Ask If They...

The following article was written by Brad Winters, a commercial insurance specia...

April 23, 2020

Market Outlook

Five Government Programs That Will Help Landlords ...

COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has caused unease around the worl...

April 14, 2020

Legal

Legal Checklist When Buying a Rental Property

There are countless articles, books, and conferences instructing budding landlor...

April 9, 2020

Online Payments

Why Landlords Shouldn’t Use PayPal or Venmo to C...

The Rise of Mobile-Payment Apps Mobile technology has changed the way people exc...

April 8, 2020

Online Payments

The Pros and Cons of Setting Up Rent Payments Thro...

Collecting rent payments online for the first time is one of the most liberating...

March 6, 2020

Online Payments

Four Ways Online Payments Enhance Transparency for...

Online payments offer landlords many benefits. For one thing, they make day-to-d...

February 14, 2020

Market Outlook

The Impact of Cryptocurrency on Real Estate and th...

Technology is changing the world around us faster than ever before. An area wher...

February 4, 2020

Maintenance

Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Piping Materials

Whether you’re evaluating a potential investment property, estimating a mainte...

November 19, 2019

Maintenance

Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Landscaping and Rep...

Before making any decisions regarding the replacement or repair of you...

November 19, 2019

Maintenance

Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Understanding Pipin...

Unless you’re a certified master plumber, or you have had serious issues with...

November 19, 2019

Maintenance

Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Tenant Problems and...

The best-laid plumbing of mice and men can still encoun...

November 19, 2019

Market Outlook

Millennials Aren’t Buying Homes – What Doe...

Achieving the American Dream has long meant owning a home, but today, that idea ...

October 16, 2019

Investing

Opportunity Zones: What Landlords Need to Know

Note: This article reflects zoning policies in effect as of November 1, 2019. Th...

October 16, 2019

Technology

7 Benefits of Property Management Software for Rea...

In 2018, homeowners purchased approximately 5.34 million existing homes in the U...

October 8, 2019

Online Payments

Managing Utilities for Rentals: Who Should Pay?

Overview of Utilities Let’s start with the basics: a utility is an essential s...

October 7, 2019

Online Payments

7 Important Fees for Landlords to Know

When it comes to property management, rent is King. But there are a whole lot of...

August 27, 2019

Management

How to Calculate Prorated Rent

Most landlords prefer to set a rental due date on the first of the month. Someti...

July 16, 2019

Online Payments

The Risks of Accepting Cash Payments for Rent

It Might Be Time to Switch to a Digital Payment Method Accepting cash for rent s...

July 16, 2019

Leasing

10 Essential Lease Terms for Your Rental Agreement

Fundamentally, a lease agreement is a legal contract that ensures access to a re...

April 26, 2019

Leasing

Requiring a Lease Guarantor: A Strategy for Safer ...

Total insurance premiums in 2017 reached nearly $1.2 trillion dollars. Suffice i...

April 11, 2019

Leasing

Altering a Lease Mid-Term

A lease is a contractual agreement that dictates a landlord-tenant relationship ...

April 10, 2019

Leasing

Online Leasing: 5 Common Myths & Misconceptio...

Accessing, signing and storing documents of all kinds online is commonplace in t...

April 10, 2019

Leasing

Month-to-Month Leases: A Landlord’s Guide

(Note: The terms “fixed” and “annual” leases are used interchangeably. B...

April 3, 2019

Leasing

What are Individual and Joint Leases?

Primarily, two methods of structuring a lease for multiple tenants are available...

April 3, 2019

Leasing

Online Leases: How Do They Work?

Online leases are a valuable tool for improving your property management. Among ...

April 3, 2019

Leasing

Understanding the Importance of a Lease Addendum

Murphy’s Law has several subtle variations, but the general message is as foll...

March 27, 2019

Tenant Screening

Tenant Screening: Everything You Need to Know

Finding the right tenants and avoiding the bad ones is critical for any landlord...

March 20, 2019

Tenant Screening

Using Social Media When Screening Tenants

Can I Use Social Media to Screen my Tenants? It’s no secret people love social...

March 13, 2019

Tenant Screening

Passive Tenant Screening for Better Property Manag...

Active Screening vs. Passive Screening Odds are, you aren’t familiar with ...

March 6, 2019

Legal

Fair Housing Laws: What to Know When Screening Ten...

Dealing with a bad tenant is an experience that landlords look to avoid at all c...

February 27, 2019

Tenant Screening

What Information Should I Require in my Rental App...

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of a rental application when it com...

February 20, 2019

Tenant Screening

The Cost of Skipping Tenant Screening

Particularly for first time landlords, tenant screening may seem like a waste of...

February 13, 2019

Tenant Screening

Understanding Background Checks: Eviction and Crim...

Why Background Checks Matter As a landlord, you’re loaning one of your most va...

February 6, 2019

Tenant Screening

Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiries: How They Affect Yo...

When you rent your property to a tenant, they agree to pay you a certain amount ...

January 31, 2019

Tenant Screening

Interpreting Your Tenant’s Credit Report: What Y...

After a lease agreement, a credit report is arguably the most important document...

January 25, 2019

Management

Announcing Innago Tenant Screening

We are proud to announce a major new feature set on Innago: Online Tenant Screen...

July 19, 2018

Legal

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in R...

We all know the dangers: pets can destroy hardwood floors, tear up carpets, frig...

June 20, 2018

Market Outlook

Revamping Commercial Properties for New Use

Major changes in the way people shop, work, and interact have left the commercia...

June 8, 2018

Investing

Why Population Growth in the Suburbs is Outpacing ...

During the late nineteenth century, many Americans flocked to cities in search o...

May 31, 2018

Management

Everything you Need to Know Before Renting to Tena...

In 1988, the first year the American Pet Products Association conducted their an...

May 21, 2018

Investing

Comparing Commercial Lease Types: Net, Gross, and ...

So you’ve decided to take the plunge into commercial real estate. Investing in...

May 11, 2018

Management

Three Keys to Maintaining a Landlord-Tenant Friend...

As with almost any profession, one of the most important elements of property ma...

May 2, 2018

Investing

Understanding the Differences Between Residential ...

Real estate has always been a popular choice for investors looking to diversify ...

April 26, 2018

Investing

Four Surefire Ways to Help Increase Rent and Prope...

Whether you’re trying to flip an investment property or looking to increase re...

April 18, 2018

General

Introducing Innago 2.0

At Innago, we value our users’ opinions and overall experience. We’re consta...

April 13, 2018

Investing

How Much Does a School District Affect Property Va...

The question of how much a school district affects property value is murky and h...

April 4, 2018

General

Free Press: Three Steps to Easily Capitalize When ...

In the age of social media, it’s more important than ever to let no good press...

March 28, 2018

Market Outlook

Three Keys to Marketing a Historic Property

Although recent real estate trends have focused on investing in and gentrifying ...

March 22, 2018

General

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Rental Property

There’s no better time for spring cleaning your rental property than, well...

March 20, 2018

General

Use Tenant Surveys to Improve Your Rental Business

For almost as long as marketing and sales have existed, businesses have attempte...

March 13, 2018

Leasing

Putting a Price Tag on Tenant Turnover

In a perfect world, you will find long-term, reliable tenants who pay rent on ti...

March 13, 2018

Maintenance

Rental Property Snow Removal: Whose Responsibility...

Depending on where you live, getting snowed in can be a matter of when, not if. ...

March 9, 2018

Management

Should You Allow Tenants to Have Pets in your Rent...

There are lots of variables to consider when determining whether or not you shou...

March 6, 2018

Marketing

Using Micro-Targeting to Fill Your Rentals

With the world of advertising seemingly getting turned on its head every month, ...

February 27, 2018

Maintenance

A Landlord’s Guide to Cleaning Appliances

When it comes to cleaning our houses, most of us will concentrate on dusting she...

February 21, 2018

General

Will Climate Gentrification Affect your Real Estat...

We’ve discussed the numerous ways to stay abreast of the ever-changing real es...

February 14, 2018

Legal

Four Things to Remember When Handling Tenant Confl...

We’re all familiar with conflicts between tenants and landlords, and you no do...

February 7, 2018

General

Four Keys to Preserve Hardwood Floors as a Landlor...

Don’t underestimate the power of a good hardwood floor. Well-kept wood floorin...

February 2, 2018

Legal

Four Things to Know When Renting to Elderly Tenant...

Although many might think the average renter is a college student or someone kno...

January 24, 2018

Investing

Save on Energy Costs for You and Your Tenants This...

Winter is far from over, which means more salt on the roads and heavy coats out ...

January 19, 2018

General

Is Proximity to Retail Becoming Less Important to ...

With Amazon continuing to grow, making nearly everything deliverable to your doo...

January 8, 2018

General

4 Landlording Habits You Should Stick By in 2018

When making your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, eating healthier and going t...

January 5, 2018

Leasing

What to Ask Yourself Before Signing a Multi-Year L...

Although twelve month lease agreements are the gold standard for property manage...

December 21, 2017

Marketing

Does Craigslist Work for Rentals Anymore?

Craigslist has long been a go-to spot for quick, easy listings of anything from ...

December 13, 2017

Leasing

4 Tips for Staging Rentals: Small Changes Make a B...

While some might think that the added process of staging rentals is only importa...

December 6, 2017

Maintenance

Worry-Free Holiday Season Checklist for Landlords

When the holiday season comes around, keeping up with gift-giving, family gather...

November 30, 2017

Management

The Importance of Effective Tenant Communication

Communication and clarity are the backbone of any relationship, personal or prof...

November 21, 2017

Leasing

Renters Insurance: Why It Isn’t Too Much to Ask

As the number of renters in America has increased in recent years, so has the nu...

November 16, 2017

Leasing

Tenant’s Furniture Left Behind After Move Out ...

Tenants are prone to leaving things behind during a move out. More often than no...

November 10, 2017

Leasing

Easy Ways to Add Personality to Your Property List...

There are numerous sites dedicated to helping potential tenants find rental prop...

November 1, 2017

Leasing

Paint by Renters: 5 Easy Steps to Smartly Let Your...

It’s a familiar situation. You hire professional painters, get the whole inter...

October 25, 2017

Maintenance

How Being a Silent Landlord Can Cause Problems

Nobody understands how busy you are as a property manager or landlord better tha...

October 19, 2017

Investing

6 Ways to Increase Revenue That you Might be Missi...

If you’re wondering how to increase your return on property investment, there...

October 11, 2017

Management

Who Should Be the Exterminator: Tenant or Landlor...

After we finished making our first meal in our newly renovated apartment, my gir...

October 4, 2017

Management

Renting Garage Space Out: What do you Need to Know...

Depending on your location, renting garage space is a great and reliable form of...

September 28, 2017

Investing

Is it Time to Downsize your Property Portfolio?

Managing a portfolio can take a great deal of effort. On average, you should sho...

September 19, 2017

General

Networking: A Key for Savvy Landlords

When trying to advance your career or make your next move, the importance of net...

September 14, 2017

Management

Efficient Growth: When Should Landlords Look For S...

Purchasing a rental property is a fantastic way to invest your money. If you own...

September 12, 2017

Investing

Apartment Size is Decreasing: Does it Matter?

As new apartment buildings are built, the units on the inside are changing drast...

September 7, 2017

Leasing

The Dos and Don’ts of a House Showing

It’s little secret that the internet age has fundamentally changed the real es...

August 29, 2017

Management

Online Rent Payments: Commercial Properties, It...

Property managers have been accepting paper checks for their commercial properti...

August 23, 2017

Management

Late Fees: Are you Using them Effectively?

Every landlord has encountered tenants who don’t make paying rent on time a pr...

August 17, 2017

Leasing

How to Handle Long-Term Guests

As a landlord, finding out that someone has been living on your property unbekno...

August 15, 2017

Investing

Backcasting: Analyzing the Past for the Future of ...

You may be unfamiliar with the term backcasting, but if you’ve been in the rea...

August 10, 2017

Management

Effective Marketing: 4 Ways to Improve Your Rental...

Believe it or not, the first ever paid advertisement in the US was for an estate...

August 8, 2017

General

Moving Out: 5 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Transition B...

Whether it takes place over a day or over a week, handling all the various tasks...

August 2, 2017

Management

Late Fee System and the Innago Solution

A late fee system is an important part of the management process for any landlor...

July 27, 2017

Leasing

Are Brokers and Leasing Agents Worth the Investmen...

So you’re a landlord with a good amount of vacant units and you’re faced wit...

July 25, 2017

Online Payments

Accepting Rent via Paper Check: What’s it Re...

You’re likely familiar by now with the term ACH. If you are not, an ACH paymen...

July 20, 2017

Investing

5 Rental Maintenance Tips For Durable Properties ...

This is the second of a two-part series intended to help you implement preventa...

July 18, 2017

Investing

5 Rental Maintenance Tips For Durable Properties &...

This is the first of a two-part series.  For the rest of our excellent tips on ...

July 11, 2017

Online Payments

Online Rent Payments: Set a Course for Modern Rent...

Large apartment complexes have been offering online rent payment portals for yea...

July 6, 2017

Leasing

Subletting: the Good, the Bad, and the Manageable

If you are not already familiar with subletting, now, before your new lease term...

June 29, 2017

Market Outlook

Smart Homes & Smart Technology: How They Impa...

We are currently living in a world with smartphones, smart cars, smart televisio...

June 23, 2017

Management

“Landlording” Without Boundaries: Mana...

Choosing to manage rental property into retirement a decade ago was not as possi...

June 16, 2017

Management

Renting to Generation Z: Are You Ready?

The apartment industry has been obsessing over millennials for years. And for go...

June 9, 2017

General

College-Age Tenants: What to Expect

Understanding your renter is one of the most effective ways to become the best l...

June 1, 2017

Leasing

3 Overlooked Lease Items You Should Include

Any seasoned landlord knows the importance of an air-tight lease agreement. ...

May 25, 2017

General

Communicate with Tenants for Pain-Free Management

The way people communicate is constantly changing, especially in 2017, when ther...

May 19, 2017

Investing

Using the 1% Rule When Expanding Your Portfolio

Portfolio expansion is always an exciting time for a landlord or property manage...

May 12, 2017

Leasing

Electronic Signatures Can Be More Secure

When we talk to clients about our online lease signing feature, we receive one o...

May 5, 2017

General

What the Trump Tax Cuts Mean for Small and Mid-Siz...

On April 26th, 2017, the Trump administration released a first draft of its prop...

April 28, 2017

Marketing

How to Improve Your Rental Website

As digital searches increase and consumers become decidedly more connected to th...

April 20, 2017

Online Payments

5 Reasons You Should Be Accepting Rent With Credit...

eCommerce is an exploding industry.  Merchants and consumers love the conve...

April 13, 2017

General

Why We Don’t Use Contracts

We often get raised eyebrows and funny faces when we tell folks we don’t use c...

March 29, 2017

General

Introducing Innago: A Fresh Take on Property Manag...

Innago is designed to be flexible, powerful, yet intuitive for every property ma...

March 21, 2017