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Learning Center

Renting to Generation Z: Are You Ready?

The apartment industry has been obsessing over millennials for years. And for good reason.  Millennials are responsible for the recent, drastic increase in rental housing demand. But believe it or not, there’s already a new generation on the way. Generation Z or the “iGeneration” will be moving out and into the workforce starting in 2017. …

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College-Age Tenants: What to Expect

Understanding your renter is one of the most effective ways to become the best landlord possible. When you know your demographic, you’re better able to cater to your tenants’ wants and needs and will be better prepared for the challenges that demographic may present. If you are investing in rental property near a college campus, …

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3 Overlooked Lease Items You 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 …

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Communicate with Tenants for Pain-Free Management

The way people communicate is constantly changing, especially in 2017, when there are constant distractions.  Your tenants may sign their lease with the best of intentions, but too often they begin shirking responsibilities: rent starts to comes in late, late fees aren’t being submitted, minor maintenance requests linger, etc.  And while some of these renters …

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Using the 1% Rule When Expanding Your Portfolio

Portfolio expansion is always an exciting time for a landlord or property manager.  New projects, new dollars, and new challenges can be a compelling and tempting proposition.  But it’s crucial to keep perspective in mind: is this a smart investment of my time, money, and energy?  Will this property be an asset capable of leasing …

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Electronic Signatures Can Be 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 electronic signatures and disinterested in the whole idea. While a positive reaction is always …

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