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5 Tips for Effective Vendor Selection

We’ve all heard the horror stories. Bad vendor selection can not only cost you more money in the long run, it can result in a great deal of stress and eat up your free time as you try to remedy the issues.

What’s the easiest way to ensure that property turns, renovations and maintenance requests go...

5 Property Management Pitfalls to Avoid

Late payments. Extended vacancies. Destructive tenants. Evictions. 

When you own a rental property, these are all words that strike fear into your heart. 

After all, when you invest your time, money, and effort into a rental property, you want to be confident that you’ll see good results. While...

Five Tasks After Move-Out That Maximize Your Cash Flow

Transitioning a home from resident to resident is one of the most difficult parts of managing a property. In fact, many investors are often surprised by the complexity of the overall process. That’s because doing it well involves a number of steps: screening new residentsmoving out former residents...

Four Tips for Effective Unit Turns

Unit turns and renovations, when done properly, are complex, to say the least. After all, once you’ve finished a move-out walk-through with the former residents, you must also manage the complicated process of readying the property for the next resident(s). 

To turn a unit effectively, you need to...

4 Steps for a Successful Move-out

When residents move out, you have one real opportunity to go through the house with them to document any damage they left behind. If you miss anything, it can be much harder to prove that the resident was responsible for the damage. Plus, if you’ve already refunded the security deposit when you...

10 Questions to Ask a Property Manager

Whether you’re dealing with your first real estate investment or you’re already a seasoned buyer, it’s important to make sure you get the best possible return on investment. That’s why it’s crucial to ask the right questions during property manager interviews to feel confident that the property...

Tips for Effective and Efficient Interior Inspections

No one wants to be faced with an unpleasant surprise when a resident moves out. Unfortunately, interior inspections, which keep owners apprised of the state of their rental property, are often neglected. Why is it so important to do these on a regular basis? This inspection works hand-in-hand with...

An Investor’s Guide to Exterior Inspections

When you invest in a rental property, one of your main concerns is how a resident maintains it. After all, no one wants an unpleasant surprise during the move-out inspection. That’s why it’s important that your lease contains the proper language regarding your right to conduct regular interior...

10 Questions to Ask a Potential Resident

How do you find responsible residents who pay rent on time, take care of your properties, and alert you to any issues they can’t fix themselves? It all boils down to a comprehensive screening program. 

As part of this process, there are several specific questions you should ask potential residents to 

Everything You Need to Know About Home Warranties

Is a home warranty worth the investment? The answer: it depends.  

There are a number of factors that can affect the ROI on a home warranty. Read on to find out what you need to know.