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10 Things Tenants are Looking for in Rental Properties

June 2, 2015

While much of the focus is on tenant screening when it comes to the landlord-tenant relationship, it’s important to remember that you’re ultimately responsible for attracting the tenants in the first place. That means setting yourself up for success by keeping in mind what aspects, amenities, and features prospective renters are looking for.

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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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Hiring a Property Manager Can Allow You to Raise the Rent

March 31, 2015

Hiring a property management company can do a lot for both you and your rental property. For a flat rate each month, landlords can give up most of their worries about rental properties.

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10 Marketing Tips to Help You Rent Your Properties

February 19, 2015

When the average person thinks about real estate, their mind immediately jumps to homes for sale. Marketing these homes is important for landlords, and considerable effort should be made. Just because a for-sale and for-rent sign look fairly similar, doesn’t mean the approach here should be identical. Often, there are nuances and differences between the… [Read More]

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How to Set the Right Rent for Your Properties

February 12, 2015

Whether it’s your first time renting a property, or you’re an experienced landlord, setting the proper rent price will help determine your financial success. Ideally, you would like to set the rent as high as possible to maximize your cash flow. However, in reality, there is more to setting a rent price than determining how… [Read More]

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The Value of Staging Your Rental Properties

February 10, 2015

Even though a tenant isn’t looking to buy, they still want to live in a clean, comfortable home. They want to be proud of where they live, even if it’s not their property. If you want to maximize your rent in a competitive market, or make your property more appealing in a slow market, consider… [Read More]

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When Renting Makes More Sense Than Selling

February 3, 2015

When moving into a new home, people often choose to sell their previous residence. Most of the time, selling makes the most sense. There are situations, however, where it’s more beneficial to rent out the property instead. It’s important to look at all of the facts, especially when making such a big decision.

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Improve Curb Appeal to Boost Rental Property Attraction

January 15, 2015

There are many rental properties in the Houston market, and when it comes to finding tenants, the competition can be harsh. Having a rental property sit vacant, though, loses you money. It’s important to attract new tenants quickly and reliably. But how is it done? Have you ever wondered how some landlords are able to… [Read More]

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5 Tips for Getting Your Tenants to Sign Lease Renewals

January 8, 2015

Being a landlord can be very profitable, but only when circumstances are in your favor. One of the main keys to landlord success is having low tenant turnover and vacancy rates. Finding a tenant who will stay at your property long-term is sometimes a matter of luck. However, there are things you can do as… [Read More]