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Get to Know the Neighborhood of Renters You are Serving

By Amber

Here’s a surprisingly simple way to increase the value of your rental property: get to know the neighborhood! The more involved you are, the easier it is to find areas of the community that you can help improve. Understanding and supporting the neighborhood you serve will also encourage others show pride in where they live. […]

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

Renter's Corner

Mar 24

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

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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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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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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How to Pick the Right Pieces for Your Furnished Rental Home

Just for Property Managers

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

Just for Property Managers

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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Summer Decorating for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jun 17

Summer Decorating for Your Rental Home

June is the perfect time to bring summer decor and decorating themes into your rental home. Read on as we explore some of the ways you might include just the right seasonal touches for summer! Keep it light Put away the dark, heavy curtains and blankets you used for winter — bring out the light […]

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Decorating Tips for Your Outdoor Patio

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Mar 27

Decorating Tips for Your Outdoor Patio

Make the most of your corner of the great outdoors with these tips to personalize your patio. You may like spending time on your patio space so well you don’t want to go back inside! How’s the weather? Before you create a plan for your patio, take its temperature. Is it super-hot or shady? Will […]

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Make a Rental Home Feel Like Your Bachelor Haven

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Feb 12

Make a Rental Home Feel Like Your Bachelor Haven

To the single man, a place of his own represents a mythic adventure and a rite of passage. Whether you are about to rent your first man cave or have decided to decorate your rental home just the way you’ve always wanted, we’ve got some ideas to get you going. Enter the modern age Whether […]

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Set Up a Comfortable Space for Guests in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 29

Set Up a Comfortable Space for Guests in Your Rental Home

When guests come to stay at your home, make them feel welcome with a space that’s meant just for them. We’ll share a few tips to help ensure your visitors enjoy their time with you — and rave about your talents as a host or hostess! Private sleeping area One of the greatest courtesies you […]

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How to Create Great Lighting in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 15

How to Create Great Lighting in Your Rental Home

Creating the right lighting in your rental home can make all the difference in how comfortable you feel there. Here are some illuminating tips to help you achieve the atmosphere you want at home. Tone down the overheads Make a habit of turning off the overhead lights in your rooms if they’re just too bright […]

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Easy Decorating Projects for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

May 29

Easy Decorating Projects for Your Rental Home

Are you looking to liven up your rental home? We’ve got some easy-to-perform decorating fixes you can do yourself that will make you feel like you hired a professional! Floating furniture It’s important to utilize transitional space between rooms, especially if you have limited footage to work with. To make a living room arrangement work […]

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Spell Out Reasonable Decorating Guidelines for Your Residents

Just for Property Managers

May 21

Spell Out Reasonable Decorating Guidelines for Your Residents

Is it okay with you for your rental residents to paint or put holes in the walls? The lease is your chance to provide these details. Take the guesswork out of how your residents can personalize their rental home by setting reasonable decorating guidelines for them in advance. What are you willing to allow? Keep […]

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Warm Weather Decorating Ideas for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Apr 17

Warm Weather Decorating Ideas for Your Rental Home

As you spend more time out-of-doors, it’s only natural you’d like your home to reflect the bright, blooming colors you see out there. We’ve got some fresh decorating ideas to help you bring a little sunshine inside. Bring in the green Plants and flowers can instantly spruce up your home. Purchase bouquets, decorative plants, or […]

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Getting Ready for the New Year in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Dec 19

Getting Ready for the New Year in Your Rental Home

Are you ready to transition your rental home from the old year to the new? Read on for tips on gearing up for a holiday celebration and getting next year off to a clean, new start.  Cold-weather preparations As you prepare to host family and friends for the holidays, make sure that your rental home […]

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How to Handle Holiday Decorations for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 21

How to Handle Holiday Decorations for Your Rental Home

Your rental home gives you plenty of space for holiday decorations, inside and out. We’ve got some easy and creative ways to help you ring in the holiday this year like never before.  Wintry greens One of the freshest ways to bring the winter season into your home is with real greenery. You can buy […]

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How to Decorate Your Rental Home to Look and Feel Bigger

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 07

How to Decorate Your Rental Home to Look and Feel Bigger

What you may feel you lack in space in your place can be made up for with some innovative and thoughtful decorating. Try these tips to add visual square footage to your rental home.  Scale your furniture Avoid large pieces of furniture in a small rental home, except as select focal points for a room. […]

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A Guide to Feng Shui in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips

Oct 13

A Guide to Feng Shui in Your Rental Home

You don’t have to make big changes to your rental home to make it feel like your own. Through the ancient art of feng shui, you can create the perfect space for you.  What is it? Feng shui (pronounced “fung schway”) is the ancient Chinese system of aesthetics that uses geography and astronomy to receive […]

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Finding Furniture for Your Rental Home

Renter's Corner

Feb 08

Finding Furniture for Your Rental Home

Finding furniture for your rental home is one of the most exciting parts of moving. Your new space is a palette upon which you can create any atmosphere, era or mood you like. You’re not even limited by your own imagination, since you can also peruse those of designers and decor mavens online, on television […]

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Washing Out White Walls — Without Paint

Renter's Corner

Jul 13

Washing Out White Walls — Without Paint

One of the advantages of renting is its allowance of personal space without all of the responsibilities of home ownership. However, some landlords may forbid any significant changes, and the temporary nature of renting may make you weary of making any major investments in decorating. To help renters overcome the nothingness of “white wall syndrome,” […]

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