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7 Tips for Taking High Converting Listing Photos

September 15, 2015

When it comes to real estate, pictures, images, and visuals provide far more value than words. Whereas written and spoken words only describe a property, pictures tell the entire story. Despite the importance and value of visual content, very few landlords and property management companies fully invest themselves in capturing and publishing high quality listing… [Read More]

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4 Low Maintenance Landscaping Design Tips for the Hands Off Landlord

September 11, 2015

Landscaping is one of those things you either love or hate. Certain people enjoy being out in the yard and find tasks like mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and raking leaves to be more therapeutic than laborious. However, for most people, yard work isn’t enjoyable. It takes hours of regular attention and often leaves you… [Read More]

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5 Telltale Signs You’re Getting Ready to Hire the Wrong Contractor

August 20, 2015

Whether you’re getting ready to add on a new room to one of your properties or need a simple electrical job completed, it’s important that you know exactly who you’re hiring. Thankfully, bad contractors are easy to spot. They’re their own worst enemies and all seem to exhibit the same warning signs. Let’s take a… [Read More]

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A Landlord’s Guide to White-Glove Cleaning After Move-Out

August 18, 2015

After the tenant moves out, you hope that everything’s been perfectly cleaned, and you won’t need to lift a finger. Unfortunately, that’s usually not the case. As a landlord, most of the time you’ll need to go in after the tenant has moved out, and clean a little deeper before the next tenant arrives.

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14 Things That Millennial Renters Look for in a Property

August 13, 2015

More people are renting today than ever before, mostly because of the millennial generation, or Generation Y. This group of people includes anyone born between 1980 and 2000, and they’re an ideal target audience for your rental property. They love the freedom and flexibility that come with renting rather than buying. With that said, they… [Read More]

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Under the Gun? How to Lease Your Property in 30 Days or Less

August 11, 2015

High vacancy rates will bring even the most successful landlord to his knees. It’s like a deadly virus that latches on and never wants to give up. Whether you experience high vacancy rates with all of your properties, or just one, it’s important that you have a plan in place for quickly getting renters. In… [Read More]

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How Landlords Can Protect Themselves During the Move-In Process

August 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be against landlords. At least that’s what you’ll feel like if you start reading articles and blogs on the internet. Everything is written for tenants and how they can protect themselves against “greedy” landlords. But what about you? How can you protect yourself from tenants? That’s a valid question and one that… [Read More]

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12 Ways to Save Money on Your Rental Property Kitchen Renovation

August 4, 2015

If you’re redoing the kitchen of your rental property, be prepared for one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Also, be prepared for the bill. It’s not an easy or cheap job, but if you do it right, it’ll pay off in increased property value, allowing you to raise the rent. However, you’ll… [Read More]

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A Guide to Furnishing Your Vacation Rental

July 30, 2015

Furnishing a vacation rental is a delicate process. You have to consider the price, your target rental market, geographical location, kid-friendliness, your own personal taste, and more. If you try to think about it all at once, it’s simply overwhelming. However, if you take it step by step and carefully consider each issue, you can… [Read More]

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10 Trendy Backyard Landscaping Ideas for the Landlord on a Budget

July 28, 2015

Any landlord knows that inside amenities attract the tenant, but the backyard’s what seals the deal. It’s hard for renters to find a great backyard that’s well maintained and attractive. For that reason, you want to make sure your property’s backyard is breathtaking. However, when you’re on a budget, you might begin to second-guess your… [Read More]