Property Management Blog

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tenant Tip - 8 Things your manager wants you to know!

Historically speaking, landlord tenant relationships aren't always the easiest scenario's to deal with. There is a lot of emotion that drives both sides. But it doesn't have to be that way. Property managers and owners want the relationship to start out good and keep it that way. Some tenants, due to previous experiences or 'advice' prepare for a fight, long before it becomes one.  Read More »

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday War Story - Furnace Folly

A tenant calls their manager asking where they can go pick up the gas for their furnace? The manager questions them, asking what the 'issue' is. The tenant responds with " Our furnace hasn't worked for days, I asked a friend and they said it works on natural gas, but none of the gas stations seem to carry it....."  Read More »

Monday, January 08, 2018

Avoiding "Terrible" Tenants

The wrong tenant can not only be stressful situation, but can be costly as well. So how can you avoid these 'terrible tenants'?   Read More »

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Finding the Right Property Management Company

Most rental owners start out with renting a single family home to produce a small amount of income with the intention of growing from there. But when life gets hectic many find that they simply don't have the time to manage their investment. Family, kids, jobs, and life can get in the way. While it is easy to rationalize saving money by doing it yourself, is it actually saving you money (and time) in the long run?  Read More »

Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday Fail - Excuse of the Week

My previous landlord didn't care when I paid rent. I don't think its fair for you to expect it on the first EVERY month!  Read More »

Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday Fail - Excuse of the Week

My kids are out of school all week, I'll have to pay rent next week!  Read More »

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tenant Tips for Holiday Travel

Its that time of year again to celebrate the holiday season. Some of us stay put and others spend time away with family and friends. Whether you stick around or head out here are a few suggestions to keep your home safe and sound while you are out.  Read More »

Monday, December 04, 2017

Rent Increase Notice: What Should You Do?

You’ve just received what every resident dreads from their landlord. It’s a rent increase notice. Your first instinct out of frustration may be to move out when the lease ends so you don’t pay another dime. However, that may not be wise or effective. There are many things to consider when you receive a rent increase.  Read More »

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday War Story

Even with the best intentions, sometimes managing your own property can get a little overwhelming. Collecting rents, evictions, inspections, etc. can be a lot to handle.  Read More »

Monday, November 20, 2017

Emergency or Not? Maintenance issues

When you work in property management, maintenance, repairs, and general property upkeep are just routine parts of the job. Something is always breaking or in need of repair. And when it starts affecting day to day tasks, everyone tends to think that their particular maintenance request is the most important and is always an emergency! This article is a quick reference to what is and is not considered an actual emergency.  Read More »