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Establishing Policies with Your Tenants
As a landlord, you may have tenants who push policy boundaries. When tenants are pressing you to make an exception for them, it can be tempting to disregard a policy, but it is a slippery slope. Allowing special exceptions can cause a simple situation to quickly spin out of control, and may even land you in legal trouble. If you find yourself too far down this unexpected road, the dilemma can often be difficult to correct without drastic measures, generally leading to a negative relationship.
Best Pinterest ideas for decorating your rental for Halloween and Thanksgiving
Everyone knows that fall means, first of all, preparing for Halloween and Thanksgiving, and home decor is one of the first things to consider. We have scoured the Internet and gathered a fabulous collection of fall decor ideas that are quite simple and will look absolutely gorgeous in your rental.
Costly Mistakes Landlords Should Avoid
Running a property can be expensive - in both time and money. We wanted to know how landlords keep their costs down, so we reached out to experienced landlords across the country for their perspectives and received back some intriguing and thought-provoking responses.
How to Market Your Rentals Effectively
Inevitably, even your best tenants will move out sooner or later - hopefully later. Either way, when your tenants say goodbye, what is your plan to attract new, highly qualified ones? Mapping out your strategy before this happens will prepare you to quickly fill a vacancy. Here are some approaches to consider as you develop your dynamic marketing plan.
What to Expect When Verifying Rental Histories
There are a lot of moving parts to the application process, but one you will not want to gloss over is rental history. It is an important predictor of how potential tenants will treat rental payments and care for your property. So, how do you prepare for this process? And what should you expect? Let’s dive in.
Property Management Checklist for Successful DIY Landlords & Property Managers
As an owner of properties, you may think that management process is very simple. After all, it’s just about finding tenants and collecting rent, right? However, you may be surprised how many tasks property managers actually have and how much time they spend on them.
4 Tips on How to Create Your First Budget After College
Do you want to know why it’s important to learn how to balance a budget sooner rather than later and why insurance is a must? With modern technology, making a budget is easier than ever. Here we share four key tips that will help you get started.
Top Reasons Not to Return a Tenant's Security Deposit
It’s probably no surprise that security deposits can cause friction between landlords and prior tenants. No renter wants to lose that! On the other hand, landlords don’t want to keep deposits when it means they have to deal with the messy situations that merit a no-refund. So what are some of the top reasons landlords might legally keep part or all of a security deposit?