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Tip #69: Orientation Day by Jim “Mack” McClelland Our goal is to be the best property management company in our industry, with the most satisfied customers. One of the ways we do this is by holding an orientation day for new tenants. The property manager will spend several hours with a new tenant explaining in…


Solar lighting, decorative panels among options   by Paul Bianchina Everyone loves having an outdoor deck to relax on during the summer months. But if your deck is just a little bit on the boring side, there’s a wide variety of deck helpers available for turning “ho-hum” into “wow”!


Don’t forget about fees, taxes, commissions by Mary Umberger Unfortunately for many out-of-luck homeowners, many homes are being auctioned on courthouse steps these days. But those are not the whole auction story, and consumers ought to consider auctions as a viable means of buying a home, says Chicago auctioneer Rick Levin.


Landlord weighs claim costs against rental’s marketability by Robert Griswold Q: Can I require my tenant who’s on a month-to-month rental agreement to possess renters insurance? She had a kitchen fire over a year ago and did not have insurance. My insurance company paid off my claim and tried to collect from my tenant but…


by Brett Furniss I was talking to a prospective Charlotte property management client the other day and he had only one criteria he really cared about. After we run a credit report for landlords on a perspective tenant, he wanted to make sure that we placed a rental tenant into his home that had 700+…


If you are thinking of updates for your rental property, keep in mind that tenants may shy away if the “improvements” create more work for them.  You may want to avoid these:


Marketing “Dead” Building Space by Gary Zaremba You need more money. The rent roll doesn’t cut it and the banks won’t return your phone calls. Before the ulcers set in, there might be some ways to squeeze more juice from the lemon. Billboards: Let’s start at the top. If your building is near a major…


Tip #68: Sanity Saver Failure to replace your homes heating and air conditioning filters regularly costs you”in higher utility costs, breakdown of HVAC equipment, and unnecessary replacement expenses. So why wouldnt you get replacement air filters every few months? Because youre busy, and its not easy to stay on top of it. On Time Air…


Moisture, incompatible materials likely to blame by Bill and Kevin Burnett, Inman News Q: In 2005, we painted our 1959 stucco house in the Washington Manor area of San Leandro, Calif., with elastomeric paint. Over the course of the week, I watched the contractor power-wash, scrape, then prime and roll on the new paint. Within…


Put the power of skip-tracing to work for you when you screen your tenants with the Trace Detail report. Trace Detail reports allow you to intensify your searches by filling in gaps in a sketchy background check.  Based on a trace of an individual’s social security number, you can verify that individual’s address, and locate associates,…

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