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A Landlord’s Guide to Pet Policies

April 30, 2015

Everyone loves pets … except landlords, sometimes. Animals on the premises can be a nightmare and occasionally can destroy a property.

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Tips for Raising the Rent While Keeping Tenants

April 28, 2015

Any landlord who’s had a long-term tenant understands the challenge and anxiety of raising the rent. You don’t want to upset your tenant, but you desire or need the additional cash flow.

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Can You Use the Internet to Screen Tenants?

April 23, 2015

One of the beautiful facets of the Internet is that you can find answers to almost any question. If you’re a landlord, it can be a great tool for researching potential tenants and screening them prior to signing the contract … or is it?

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How to Prepare Your Rental Properties for Summer

April 21, 2015

You always hear people talking about winterizing their properties for the cold months, but aren’t there also things that need to be done to prepare a rental property for summer? There are indeed … and you would be remiss to neglect them.

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The 5 Top Tenant Complaints and How Landlords Overcome Them

April 16, 2015

Middle-of-the-night phone calls and furious emails probably aren’t what you wanted when you chose to become a landlord. But it’s important to remember that your tenants are your customers and it’s up to you to keep them comfortable and content.

The Benefits of Video Tours for Landlords

The Benefits of Video Tours for Landlords

April 14, 2015

You have a lot to consider when you’re a landlord and having to market your properties. From determining the most strategic price point to using effective advertising channels, juggling all those balls can feel overwhelming at times.

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Should You Let Your Tenants Sublet?

April 9, 2015

When you’re a landlord, it’s essential to protect yourself against as many potential risks as possible. Some of those will inevitably involve the question of subletting before you sign a contract with a new tenant.

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8 Tips to Keep Tenants from Scamming You

April 7, 2015

You’ve probably heard of prospective renters losing out on thousands when rent scammers pose as the owners of a rental property. Those hopeful tenants find out too late that the property they paid for never existed.

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Maximize Your Rental Income with Smart Renovations

April 2, 2015

In order for your rental property to be a dependable moneymaker, you need to keep the property up to date. That may involve merely replacing an appliance now and then; but other times, it means renovations.