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Spring cleaning your rental property

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Rental Property

There's no better time for spring cleaning your rental property than, well... the spring.  The sun stays out just a little bit longer and people get the urge to wipe it all away and make a fresh start. According to the American Cleaning Institute, 72% of households spring clean every year. Surely your future tenants would not want you to be the exception. If you’re between leases, the springRead 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
Guide to Cleaning Appliances

A Landlord’s Guide to Cleaning Appliances

When it comes to cleaning our houses, most of us will concentrate on dusting shelves, vacuuming the carpets and disinfecting the sinks, but we often forget about the appliances we use every day. Making sure appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and stove tops stay clean does more than keep your home looking its best. Cleaning appliances regularly can be essential for keeping them in their best condition andRead more
Preserve hardwood floors

Four Keys to Preserve Hardwood Floors as a Landlord

Don’t underestimate the power of a good hardwood floor. Well-kept wood flooring, especially of the older variety, can be a selling point for nearly any property, and it’s important to treat it like the valuable investment that it is. We’ve talked before at Innago about easy and durable flooring options, but what are you to do about hardwood flooring that’s already a part of the property?  Whether your flooringRead 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
silent landlord communication

How Being a Silent Landlord Can Cause Problems

Nobody understands how busy you are as a property manager or landlord better than us here at Innago. You’re constantly meeting deadlines and handling situations and challenges that it’s impossible to plan for or even see coming. Compounding this, for many landlords, managing properties is a side gig, paired with a 9-5 job that has its own demands and stresses.  It can be easy to let some of theRead more
Preventative Maintenance Tools

5 Rental Maintenance Tips For Durable Properties – Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series intended to help you implement preventative maintenance measures. If you missed part one last week, be sure to go back and check out a few more great tips for long-term rental maintenance investment.   4. Improvements For the Most Used Room In Your Rental Property: The Kitchen Making the kitchen resistant to wear and tear is very important in the long run. EasyRead more
Preventative Maintenance Tools

5 Rental Maintenance Tips For Durable Properties – Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series.  For the rest of our excellent tips on long-term rental maintenance investment, check out part two! Let’s face it: Constant maintenance on your rental properties can cost you a lot of time and money. If you’re like most small to mid-sized landlords, owning rental properties is more of a part-time job. That being said, converting your properties to low-maintenance while keepingRead more


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