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

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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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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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Cold Weather Tips to Keep Your Rental Properties Warm in Winter

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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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Top Real Estate Projections for 2014

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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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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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Highlight the Advantages of a Rental Home Over an Apartment Space

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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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Emphasize Safety for the Holiday Season with Your Residents

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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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Make Sure You Follow Local Laws When Renting Your Property

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

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

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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 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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Share Yard Sale Guidelines with Your Renters

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Jun 10

Share Yard Sale Guidelines with Your Renters

From time to time, your residents might want to hold a yard sale in the rental home you manage. These sales are a good way to make money and keep old junk from cluttering up your rental property. Before your residents hold a yard sale, you might want to share a few guidelines for them […]

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Assist Prospective Residents with Helpful Online Tips

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Apr 01

Assist Prospective Residents with Helpful Online Tips

Adding value for your prospective renters is a great way to entice them to become long-term residents. One powerful way to target your customer service is to provide free, helpful services up front, like moving tips. Why not become the friendly expert who generously provides this information? We’ll show you how! Make your website an […]

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Buying Appliances for Your Rental Property

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Feb 04

Buying Appliances for Your Rental Property

Sooner or later, you’ll have to replace an appliance in your rental property. But what’s the best way to do it cost effectively? You’ll need to balance quality, longevity and price to provide your current residents and future renters the equipment they need to keep their lives running smoothly. Do you need bells and whistles? […]

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How to Keep an Excellent Property Manager

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Jan 21

How to Keep an Excellent Property Manager

Once you find a great property manager, you’ll want to do what you can to hold on to him or her. A combination of factors can keep your manager happy. Be sure to do your part to provide elements that make the job rewarding and show how much you value the work your property manager […]

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How to Use Location to Market Your Rental Home

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Dec 17

How to Use Location to Market Your Rental Home

As a real estate professional, you know there isn’t a better selling point for a rental property than a great location. But can you leverage your property’s prime location to potential renters? We’ve got tips to help you play up what may be your property’s most marketable advantage. For urbanites Young and/or single renters tend […]

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Use Texting Technology in Your Home Renting and Retention Efforts

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Mar 12

Use Texting Technology in Your Home Renting and Retention Efforts

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the preferred way to get in touch with all kinds of consumers and can be a great method to reach potential residents. Read on for ways to leverage powerful, easy-to-use tools like texting to bring potential tenants to your rental properties and cement your relationship with current residents.  The power […]

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Should You Conduct Market Research about Your Rental Property?

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Feb 02

Should You Conduct Market Research about Your Rental Property?

What exactly is market research and how can it help you fill your rental property? Read on for a crash course in how market research is done and what it could mean for your renting business.  Data, data, data! In a nutshell, market research is collecting and analyzing data related to the issues of marketing […]

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Manage My Ads page Tips and Tricks

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Jun 27

Manage My Ads page Tips and Tricks

The new Manage My Ads page provides important information at a glance. The new design introduces improved functionality and efficiency that makes managing your listings faster and easier. To get the most out of the new Manage My Ads page, use these tips and tricks.

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