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Decorate to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home with These Tips!

By Amber

Even if your home sweet rental home isn’t 100% your own, you can still make it feel like home by adding some personal touches to your decorating. Read on to make your rental house more “you” in minutes! It’s a good idea, of course, to check your lease or consult with your landlord or community […]

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Can You Brand a Neighborhood?

Just for Property Managers

Mar 18

Can You Brand a Neighborhood?

In an age of social media and personal brands, is it possible to brand an entire neighborhood? You bet it is! Creating a buzz is easier than you might think. Here are some tips to create a great neighborhood brand… and spread the word. Look for the story The first step of neighborhood branding is […]

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Clever Storage Ideas to Create Space in Your Rental Home

Renter's Corner

Mar 11

Clever Storage Ideas to Create Space in Your Rental Home

Maximize the living space in your rental home by finding creative places to stow your stuff, no matter how limited storage space may be. Read on for storage ideas to reduce clutter… and help you find a place for everything! Go under Even the smallest rental home has spaces underneath things that probably aren’t being […]

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How to Sell a Prospect on Your Rental Property — without a Big Sales Pitch!

Just for Property Managers

Mar 04

How to Sell a Prospect on Your Rental Property — without a Big Sales Pitch!

If you’re like many people who’d prefer to avoid the hard-sell approach to renting a property, take heart. There are some simple, direct and effective ways to help the features of your property speak for themselves. Read on for tips on how to sell a prospect on your rental, seemingly without selling at all! Forget […]

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Get to Know the Neighbors

Renter's Corner

Feb 25

Get to Know the Neighbors

They say ‘no man is an island,’ and when it comes to building your community, it’s definitely true. Whether in friendship or foul weather, knowing your neighbors is the key to a network of fun and practical relationships. How to meet the neighbors Meeting your neighbors isn’t always easy, especially if you all work away […]

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Know the Reasons Why People Move to Better Understand Their Renting Needs

Just for Property Managers

Feb 18

Know the Reasons Why People Move to Better Understand Their Renting Needs

The most recent U.S. Census revealed several reasons why people move. Understanding these motivations, as a landlord, can help you better attract and serve the renters who will populate your properties. Making a new start A large percentage of renters move because of a life change, such as an altered marital status, an employment change […]

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Moving with a Pet into Your Rental Home

Renter's Corner

Feb 12

Moving with a Pet into Your Rental Home

Moving is a chore all by itself, but making sure your pet fares well in the adventure requires extra planning. Read on for what to consider when choosing a rental — and how to make the move as smooth as possible for your furry family member! The pet-friendly rental Finding a rental that take pets […]

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Cold Weather Tips to Keep Your Rental Properties Warm in Winter

Just for Property Managers

Feb 04

Cold Weather Tips to Keep Your Rental Properties Warm in Winter

It’s been a colder-than-usual-winter this year in much of the country, and, ideally, you’ve already fortified your rental properties to protect against the effects. But have you done all you can to help your residents through the bitter cold weather? Share these weather tips with them to help your residents stay safe and warm in […]

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Bring Along Your Renting Resume When You Search for a Rental Home

Renter's Corner

Jan 28

Bring Along Your Renting Resume When You Search for a Rental Home

Looking for a rental home can feel like a job search. Will the landlord like me? Am I a good enough candidate? Will something in my past history disqualify me? You can take some of the mystery out of what your rental past presents by handing an impressive document to your future landlord or property […]

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Top Real Estate Projections for 2014

Just for Property Managers

Jan 21

Top Real Estate Projections for 2014

Though no market analyst has a crystal ball handy, understanding real estate trends and the larger economic factors which affect them can be almost as good for making predictions about the coming year. Read on for what some experts see as the top rental property projections for 2014. Home prices continue to rise Last year […]

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How to Manage Your Rental Home Costs in 2014

Renter's Corner

Jan 14

How to Manage Your Rental Home Costs in 2014

We could all stand to scrutinize our household budget — no matter how big or small — and a new year means a chance to handle our money a little better. Ahead, we have tips on how to manage your rental home costs in 2014. Track expenses Keeping up with expenses sounds simple, but it’s […]

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Remember Potential Tax Breaks When You Own Rental Properties

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Jan 07

Remember Potential Tax Breaks When You Own Rental Properties

As you move into 2014 as a rental property owner, keep in mind which tax deductions you might likely benefit from. You may be surprised by the tax breaks you qualify for. Read on for some of the possibilities and check with your accountant for even more. Just be sure to keep careful records throughout […]

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Tips to Help You Pack Your Moving Truck

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 25

Tips to Help You Pack Your Moving Truck

After all the planning that goes into moving, packing your rental truck can feel like the final assault on a mountain. Fear not! We’ve got tips to help you pack your moving truck carefully and securely — without breaking too much of a sweat! Gather your equipment Start by assembling the gear that will help […]

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Highlight the Advantages of a Rental Home Over an Apartment Space

Just for Property Managers

Nov 19

Highlight the Advantages of a Rental Home Over an Apartment Space

Rentals continue to hold ever-growing advantages over home ownership for more and more Americans across the country. But what kind of rental home is most desirable for these residents? Read on for ways to show your prospective residents that a rental home is the way to go! Space, space, space Having an entire structure to […]

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Rental Home for the Holidays: How to Prep Your Place for the Season

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 12

Rental Home for the Holidays: How to Prep Your Place for the Season

Once the candle on the last jack-o-lantern goes out, it’s officially The Holiday Season. Are you ready? We have tips for how to prep your rental home for guests and make your home a favorite spot for family and friends to gather over the holiday season. Cold-weather cleaning Spring isn’t the only time to give […]

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Emphasize Safety for the Holiday Season with Your Residents

Just for Property Managers

Nov 05

Emphasize Safety for the Holiday Season with Your Residents

The holiday season brings great distractions: home decorations, travel and family time spent together. With the fun and occasional stresses of all this activity, a few rental home safety precautions are in order. Read on for tips you can give your residents to help them stay happy and healthy by practicing seasonal safety. You’ll let […]

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Search for a Rental Home with Disability-Friendly Amenities

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 28

Search for a Rental Home with Disability-Friendly Amenities

If you’re searching for a rental home that makes living with a disability easier, you’ll likely find more choices now than in years past. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, read on for some of the top amenities to look for in the perfect property.   Accessibility The number one issue for […]

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Make Sure You Follow Local Laws When Renting Your Property

Just for Property Managers

Oct 15

Make Sure You Follow Local Laws When Renting Your Property

Finding residents for your property is only one task among many faced by a landlord or property manager. You’ll also need to ensure that your management practices fit with local laws, which are typically in flux. Ignorance won’t gain any sympathy for your case if you happen to face legal ramifications from complaints lodged by […]

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Easy Tips to Organize All the Closets in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 08

Easy Tips to Organize All the Closets in Your Rental Home

It could be that your new rental home offers you more storage than you’ve ever had before, but with more closet space comes more responsibility! Whether you have space to spare or there’s little to be had, keeping up with clutter should become a regular habit. Read on for tips to keep your closets in […]

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Make It Look Easy: Tips to Make the Most of Your Home Rental Efforts

Just for Property Managers

Oct 01

Make It Look Easy: Tips to Make the Most of Your Home Rental Efforts

When you make home rental easier for your residents, you make it easier on yourself, as well. Check out these landlord tips to capitalize on tactics that cut your workload and your vacancy rate without quite so much effort on your part! Calls to action (CTAs) This basic marketing tenet may seem self-evident, but are […]

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Make Sure You Notify These Contacts About Your Change of Address

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 24

Make Sure You Notify These Contacts About Your Change of Address

Providing your new address to all the businesses and services of your life can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be a lot of trouble. Follow these tips to stay connected to everyone who needs to keep in touch with you. USPS Take a moment to give the U.S. Post Office your new address […]

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How to Pick the Right Pieces for Your Furnished Rental Home

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Sep 23

How to Pick the Right Pieces for Your Furnished Rental Home

Renting a furnished property can open your rental home up to a whole new market. And though providing furnishings isn’t the right approach for every property, it can allow you to both charge more and create more demand. Ahead, we have tips on how to pick just the right piece for each room of a […]

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Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized on the Run

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 16

Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized on the Run

For all the use it gets in most of our homes, we don’t always have time to keep a clean kitchen. When we’re in a rush, cleaning can get relegated to the bottom of the to-do list. You don’t have to invest hours in scrubbing to keep your kitchen clean and organized, however. In fact, […]

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Should You Rent to a Resident with Pets?

Just for Property Managers

Sep 09

Should You Rent to a Resident with Pets?

Residents with pets are an important sector of the renting population, but making your property available to animals carries its own set of risks. Read on for the pros and cons of renting to residents with pets. Allowing pets increases your resident pool Most pet owners are responsible, committed “parents” of their furry friends and […]

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How to Move Safely into Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 03

How to Move Safely into Your Rental Home

Moving into a rental home can be challenging and hard on your body, if you’re not careful. Treat yourself right and prepare to move safely and a bit more easily by planning ahead. Follow these tips to make the move into your rental home a safer one. Pack light Make sure when you are packing […]

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Create Engaging Community Email Newsletters to Keep Renters in the Know

Just for Property Managers

Aug 26

Create Engaging Community Email Newsletters to Keep Renters in the Know

Sending out a community newsletter by email is a great way to keep your presence top-of-mind with renters and also keep them informed about policies, property upgrades, availability and relevant news. How do you make sure your residents read and care about your content, rather than leave your emails unopened? Ahead, we offer strategies to […]

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The Best Pets for Rental Home Living

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Aug 19

The Best Pets for Rental Home Living

The right pet can make a house really feel like home. The best pets for any home are the ones that fit your lifestyle. A practical consideration to keep in mind when choosing a pet, however, is selecting the one which is least likely to do damage to that home. Read on for some thoughts […]

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Landlords Can Take Vacation, Too: How to Get Away with Peace of Mind

Just for Property Managers

Aug 12

Landlords Can Take Vacation, Too: How to Get Away with Peace of Mind

Landlords can get away with having a little vacation fun — just like anybody else! Follow these vacation preparation tips to keep your peace of mind and leave your landlord thoughts behind as you travel. Find a property sitter You will need someone to be on call to take care of your rental properties while […]

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How to Search Online for the Right Rental Property

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jul 01

How to Search Online for the Right Rental Property

Searching for the right rental house can be an exhausting task. Luckily, there is a much easier way to find a rental property than driving around looking for signs on the road. Take your search online, where the details you need are right at your fingertips. Learn how you can use a simple online search […]

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How to Make Your Rental Property Feel Like Home to Prospective Residents

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Jun 24

How to Make Your Rental Property Feel Like Home to Prospective Residents

Prospective residents aren’t just looking for a place to rent; they are looking for a place to call home. You’ll want to make YOUR rental property stand out and shout “this is your new home!” to these prospects. Follow these tips to create the homey rental property that will practically rent itself. You may end […]

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