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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 allow you to create a customizable application that can be shared directly with prospectiveRead more
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Everything you Need to Know Before Renting to Tenants with Pets

Pets in Rental PropertiesIn 1988, the first year the American Pet Products Association conducted their annual National Pet Ownership Survey, 56% of households were home to dogs, cats, and other furry (or non-furry) friends. The latest results show that number has grown all the way to 68% of American families or about 85 million households. What’s more, pet spending has increased by an average of 8% year-over-year from $17Read more
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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, they sign the lease, and for the next year they’ll (hopefully!) abide by it.Read more
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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 of properties available, and methods of investment and management. The two most common realRead more
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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
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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 understand the importance of retaining renters and minimizing tenant turnover. Understand How Tenant TurnoverRead more
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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

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