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8 Traps and Pitfalls Well-Intentioned Landlords Must Avoid

August 30, 2016

Being a landlord is unlike any other title or responsibility in the world. While there are plenty of industries that come with risks, real estate is one that carries a particularly high price tag. Not only are there professional and personal responsibilities, but you also have to avoid financial and legal issues in order to… [Read More]

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Vacation Homes: 7 Ways to Attract Repeat Renters

August 25, 2016

Managing vacation properties can be both lucrative and tiresome. Some years are good, while others are less than stellar. And while there are plenty of strategies for attracting renters, one thing that separates successful vacation home owners from average ones is their ability to leverage the value of repeat renters year after year.

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7 Ways Katy Landlords Can Make Their Lives Easier

August 23, 2016

Katy, Texas is an ideal place for property management; there’s an ample population, plenty of purchasing opportunities, and ideal prices to ensure a healthy landlord-tenant relationship. However, being a landlord (especially for the first time) can also be stressful. There’s a lot to manage, and if you aren’t careful, the stress of your work could… [Read More]

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How Long is Too Long? Dealing With Vacant Rental Properties

August 18, 2016

As a landlord, there are plenty of scary words. Terms like “water leak,” “late payment,” and “broken” can strike fear in even the most experienced landlord. However, is there any word more painful than “vacancy?” Water leaks can be fixed. Late payments can be tracked down. Broken appliances can be repaired. But vacancy? There’s not… [Read More]

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Working With Your Maintenance Team: What You Should Be Doing As Property Manager

August 16, 2016

As a property manager, one of the most common exchanges you’ll have with tenants will be about repairs. From leaky ceilings to broken appliances, there’s an almost infinite list of things that can go wrong when housing is involved. In order to address these problems effectively, you’ll need both a great maintenance staff and the… [Read More]

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Is Your Property Accessible? 5 Appealing Disability-Friendly Features

August 11, 2016

Are your Katy-area homes handicap accessible or disability friendly? The reality is that most are not. After all, handicap renters only make up a very small fraction of the population – and it can be expensive to make such modifications. With this being said, there may come a time when you either choose to integrate… [Read More]

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How to Invest in Real Estate When You’re Broke

August 9, 2016

If you’ve spent any time watching HGTV, you’ve seen the imposing profits that can come from real-estate investments. A quick Google search yields hundreds more stories about investors who made their fortunes in the housing industry. It’s an attractive investment market, but difficult to enter without a lot of initial capital. Even people who have… [Read More]

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10 Tips for Building a Great Real Estate Website

August 4, 2016

Any successful realtor knows that a good website can drive leads and conversions and serve as the basis for digital marketing. It’s much easier to attract clients and sell homes when you have an online landing place that draws buyers and sellers. But many real estate professionals still like to focus their time and efforts… [Read More]

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How to Compose a Dynamite Home Listing

August 2, 2016

A great thing about online real estate is that properties basically sell themselves once they’re posted. The market is humming along right now: homes are selling quickly and for a good profit. But you still have to know how to sell your properties, especially now that so much of it entails online listings. Whether you’re… [Read More]