Tip #89:  It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Pees on the Carpet Trying to hammer out a policy for your tenants who want to keep pets can be daunting. ...
Tip #88: Information Overload! Does the start of the new year find you yearning to finally get organized?If you are forever trying to remember passwords or wasting time logging on...
Tip #87:   Ready, Set, GO! We all know that sending a tenant a move-out cleaning checklist before they move out is a great way to cut down on security deposit...
Tip #86: Meet the Neighbors One of the best ways to retain good tenants is to allow them to develop a sense of community within the rental property. Meet The...
Tip #85:  Say “Cheese”! The end of the year means the end of a lease term for many landlords and tenants. With the move-out comes the move-out inspection, and the...
Tip #84: Kicking Butts The benefits for landlords who adopt a policy of no-smoking rental properties are many: some states require it, HUD has now endorsed it, and surveys prove...
Tip #83:  New Recordkeeping Requirement The Small Business Jobs Act that was passed at the end of September includes a new  tax reporting provision for landlords. Landlords who pay out...
Tip #82: What’s Wrong With This Picture? by Jay Markanich, Real Estate Inspector One of my pet peeves is driving through neighborhoods, trying to locate the house I am to...
Tip #81: Spying on the Competition Even if you don’t run your rental ads on online classified websites, there’s still a good reason to check them out – spying on...
Tip #80: Nonsmoking, Please Last week’s blog post, Fair Housing Threat, generated a discussion among our members over whether landlords can legally reject tenants who smoke. Here are some quick...