How to Calculate Prorated Rent

Most landlords prefer to set a rental due date on the first of the month. Sometimes, however, this does not align with the tenant’s move-in date. If tenants were to move in or out 10 days after the start of the month, charging a full month’s rent for those 20 or so remaining days wouldn’t …

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Announcing Innago Tenant Screening

We are proud to announce a major new feature set on Innago: Online Tenant Screening. Powered by our partners at TransUnion, Innago Tenant Screening includes a full credit report, a national criminal database search, and an optional eviction check shared instantly in an easy to read and easy to manage format.*  Additionally, Innago will now …

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Three Keys to Maintaining a Landlord-Tenant Friendship

As with almost any profession, one of the most important elements of property management is maintaining good relationships with those you work with. In the property management industry, this means everyone from your handyman to your tenants. For landlords, relationships with tenants are for the most part straightforward: they contact you after finding your listing, …

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Understanding the Differences Between Residential and Commercial Real Estate Investing

Real estate has always been a popular choice for investors looking to diversify their portfolio. While successful real estate i­nvesting can provide substantial rewards, the barrier to entry and learning curve can feel daunting when compared to purchasing financial securities like stocks and bonds. This problem is compounded by the wide variety of markets, types …

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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 …

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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 …

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