Require a Mailbox Key Deposit for Corporate Housing Tenants

Locked mailboxes are becoming more and more popular today – especially in condo buildings and new construction. The issue is now what becomes of the mail key. If your corporate housing tenant is staying for a short period of time and doesn’t expect mail (ie, a business consultant staying in your home M-F during the week only), then we recommend you don’t give him your mail key. Most tenants will use another address to receive mail if they are staying at your property for only a temporary period of time. That said, some tenants will need mail delivery (especially for long-term...

Where the Young Professionals Work, Play and Rent

Gen-Xer’s are those born between 1960 – 1981. They comprise one of the most mobile workforces in our country. Why? Experts say that on-the-go Gen-Xer’s are on the look out for career advancement opportunities and are willing to go the distance to find them. They are anxious to build new networks and restless to learn new skills. That leads us to the point of this Boston, MA – Unique neighborhoods, a collegiate scene and a start-up hotbed make this city attractive to the young-ins. post – where are the young people living, working and renting? This article on the Realtor.com website lists the top...

Spring Clean Your Rental Property’s Garage

Now that old man winter is coming to an end, it’s time to think about some spring cleaning activities you should take care of in your furnished rental property. One of them is cleaning out the garage. During the winter months, your home’s garage collects all sorts of gunk including salt, mud and whatever nasty stuff cities are using these days to de-ice the winter roads. A good way to clean our your garage without spending a lot of money is to do it yourself – which can be easy since your rental property doesn’t use its garage space...

Is Landlording All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

No one said being a real estate investor or landlord of a rental property is easy. Our moms are right, there are no single fast and easy ways to make it rich. In the past, play-it-big-investors put all their money into buying up homes and renting them out, but we all know that such a risky strategy doesn’t work for the every day, leisurely investor. This Forbes article talks about several nightmare landlording experiences. Here are some we found to be all-too-true for the fast and loose real estate investor: Getting the Right Tenants. Most landlords put so much...

Converting inquiries into rentals

You may get lots of people emailing and calling you to inquire about your furnished rental property, but are you effectively converting those inquiries into full-fledged rental customers? Here are some tips to help convert a rental prospect into a customer: Respect each lead. You never know how a lead will turn out so never let any stones go unturned. If you don’t call back a lead because you don’t like their rate or pet you may be missing out on the perfect renter who is willing to make compromises to work with you! Call. Whenever possible get a...