DIY? To Manage or Not to Manage Furnished Rentals

That is the question! Do I? or Don’t I? Want to manage my furnished rental all by myself, with human help, withprofessional help or with computer help?  and at the end of the day will I need professional help from a physiatrist? STOP… Sorry the answer is not all about you. What does your customer/renter want? What does your customer/renter expect? What can you deliver? Success as a property landlord is all about setting and then meeting or exceeding the expectations of your customer/renter! And don’t forget about your most important marketing investment: The Tenant Review. Make sure your customer/tenant has a...

Tenant Surprises: Dealing With a Hoarder

Really it is never a dull day when it comes to dealing with tenants. As a property manager the more information we can give tenants and the easier we make it for tenants to follow our guidelines the better. But there are always days when we discover and tenant might have a different living standards than you expected and now what do you do? Property Problems: Dealing With a Hoarder Typical landlord worries include late payments, loud tenants and busy schedules. These concerns come with the territory, and most landlords have the experience and know-how to keep their properties...

Yes, Java Update is a MUST!

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to work right and the universe just seems off. I know we all have. When I talk with Property Managers and especially Leasing Agents I always tell them to “Trust your gut”  when things just feel wrong. If a leasing transaction seems off, take the time to find out why. If a property condition is not like you left it and no one was supposed to be there, then change the locks. Don’t just assume you are off, slow down enough to really appreciate the smaller things in life that...

Make Money from your Investment Property :)

Seattle Couples Converts Mother-in-Law Suite into Furnished Rental An 800 square basement mother-in-law suite helped a Seattle couple discover thousands of dollars in added income by offering the apartment as a corporate rental. DC-Metro Homeowner Turns Investment Property into Lucrative Corporate Housing Rental A DC homeowner became distressed after a townhome she purchased as an investment property failed to attract tenants. Thinking outside of the box, she furnished the home and offered it as an executive rental instead – and her plan worked! Del Rio, Texas’s Top Corporate Housing Experts Say National Marketing Exposure Proves Key to Success An...

5 Common Mistakes When Choosing a Property Manager

This article is a guest post from an Australian real estate expert and property manager in Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane property managers are definitely not few and far between. However, if you need to choose a property manager yourself, then it is important that you choose the right one. Here are five common mistakes that property owners make when choosing a property manager. Communication – When it comes to property managers, it is very important that there are good lines of communication. Check the references of any property managers that you are considering, and see how good their communication skills...