Tip #29, Compare Apples to Apples Avoiding Fair Housing complaints and discrimination lawsuits is a goal of every landlord, but with so many regulations to follow, it can seem like...
Tip #28: Show Me the Money! Getting paid in cash has its upsides. Nowadays, getting paid at all is a blessing. But cash payments can cause a lot of problems....
Tip #27: Sweeten the Deal This tip is submitted by Property Manager Claude Smith: For the past few years, I have used an incentive package for my tenants, that keeps...
Tip #26: Recycle Your Electricity Every time you start up an appliance that runs on a motor, electricity is drawn into your home. Your meter spins, tracking usage, and your...
Tip #25: Re-Key- Without the Fee! Submitted by real estate expert Eleanor Trainor Re-keying? It’s so expensive— but here’s an awesome new product: Here in the City of Seattle, it...
Tip #24: Stick to the Script! Ever call up your applicant’s previous landlord, then hurry through the call because you didnt know what to ask? Well, you are not alone!...
Tip #23: Build a Tenant File Checklist Whether it’s doing your taxes, collecting unpaid rent, filing an eviction, or defending a lawsuit for injury or discrimination, what you have —...
Tip #22: The Old Bait and Switch Tenant screening is like navigating through icebergs. Sometimes you see just the tip, but the real danger is underneath. To detect applicant fraud...
Quick Tip #21: The Low-Down on Late Fees The reason for tacking a late fee on to past due rent is no mystery. Late rent payments cost you money. But,...
Tip #20: Getting it Rented… Today! First impressions don’t just count, they can cost you… big time! Even if you are not in an area experiencing record high vacancies, tenants...