• Why Property Managers Should Be Looking After Contractors
    In: Landlord Quick Tips,Remodel and Repair
    Why property managers should be looking after contractors

    We talk about the importance of relationships with our clients and tenants. However, what many property managers fail to do is take good care of their contractors. Over the years, I have had so many contractors come to me for advice on how they can get ‘other agents’ to pay them on time like our office does. They claim that they wait months to get paid, and in some cases years. When I ask them the reasons they are given for the delay, it generally always comes back to the fact that it is a bond claim and the property manager is ‘waiting’ on a claim to be paid. The other excuses are that they are ‘waiting’ for enough rent to come in to pay the invoice. My advice to the...Read more >

  • Property Management In The Age Of Tech
    In: Latest News

    Traditional marketing for property managers dictates that all you have to do is place an ad in a newspaper or local magazine to get noticed. While that may still be...

  • Ibs Special Report: Wellness And Community Trump Luxury
    In: Remodel and Repair

    It's easy to be impressed at first glance by multifamily communities with extravagant amenities like Jumbotrons by resort-like pools with laser light shows, but in...

  • 6 Customer Service Skills For Landlords
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    In any business, customer service is going to be a huge part of your success. The people who pay for products and services will keep you in operation or put you out, so...

  • Renters In Some Us Cities Practically Paid A ...
    In: Latest News

    Last year's US rental market proved to be full of surprises as some hot markets underperformed, while others saw record demand for housing. But perhaps the most...

  • Rental Trends: Llc Ownership Of Rental Properties
    In: Landlord Quick Tips
    Rental Trends: LLC Ownership of Rental Properties

    The formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) entity can be extremely useful if you are a rental property owner. It allows you to protect your assets, gain tax benefits for your rental property, and manage any property ownership transfers in a more convenient way. This article explores the legal, tax and property transfer benefits of holding your property in an LLC, rather than keeping it under your name. Asset Protection If you elect to form an LLC and transfer your rental property to the LLC, any judgment against the property will extend only to the LLC and not to your personal assets. In essence, the LLC offers you liability protection against a lawsuit or against creditors...Read more >

  • Many Of America's Biggest Landlords Filing Evictions At ...
    In: Latest News

    On a chilly December afternoon in Atlanta, a judge told Reiton Allen that he had seven days to leave his house or the marshals would kick his belongings to the curb. In...

  • Becoming A Landlord Is Just A Click Away
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    Tyler Laprade is a software developer in Manhattan — and a landlord in Ohio and Alabama. The 24-year-old was already invested in the stock market, but he wanted to...

  • How Demographic Changes Have Impacted The Apartment Market ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    Few dispute the notion that demographics drive the apartment market. When looking at demand, the most fundamental statistics that analysts consider include population,...

  • Landlords Get High-tech In Housing Court
    In: Latest News

    Forget Big Brother. The landlord is watching you. Landlords are increasingly using video surveillance in housing court cases over rent-regulated apartments, most...