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4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

How to Handle These 4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

April 20, 2021

Property damage is unavoidable. If you haven’t had to deal with destruction yet, you will at some point in your career. Some tenants simple aren’t able to avoid harming walls, screens, closet doors, and ceilings. Small holes, scuffs, and scratches beyond normal wear and tear are often caused by carelessness. For example, a tenant might… [Read More]

Tenant is Keeping an Exotic or Dangerous Animal in Houston

What to Do if Your Tenant is Keeping an Exotic or Dangerous Animal in Houston

April 15, 2021

Landlord-tenant disputes over pets are probably unavoidable. At some point, you’ll have a tenant who gets a dog or a cat without permission or avoids paying the required pet deposit. However, such matters are mild compared to finding out your tenant has a dangerous or exotic animal. Discovering an exotic animal in your tenant’s possession… [Read More]

How to Create the Perfect Welcome Package for Your Houston Tenants

How to Create the Perfect Welcome Package for Your Houston Tenants

April 13, 2021

Maintaining a strong relationship with your tenants will play a crucial role in your success as a landlord. Though there are plenty of ways to strengthen and keep your tenant relationships throughout the course of a lease, you can start building a good relationship by gifting your tenants with a welcome package. Providing a welcome… [Read More]

Increase Profitability for Your Houston Rental Property

10 Ways to Increase Profitability for Your Houston Rental Property

March 23, 2021

Rental properties remain one of the most common and most lucrative investments you can make. Throughout your ownership of the property, you’ll be able to collect monthly rent from tenants, exceeding your monthly expenses in most cases. On top of that, you’ll benefit from the long-term appreciation of the property – rising prices in a… [Read More]

What's the Right Time Horizon for Your Houston Rental Property?

What’s the Right Time Horizon for Your Houston Rental Property?

March 11, 2021

Rental property is a gateway to many great financial outcomes; you can use rental property to generate cash flow and make a steady monthly profit, or you can optimize your portfolio for long-term growth, capitalizing on appreciating home values in a chosen area. Depending on what angle you choose, you may invest in different types… [Read More]

How to Make a Positive First Impression on Houston Tenants

Welcome Week: How to Make a Positive First Impression on Houston Tenants

February 25, 2021

Tenants are often the ones trying to make a positive first impression on landlords – hoping to convince them to choose their rental application over a thick stack of other similarly qualified applicants. But first impressions matter for landlords, too. If you want to increase your chances for success, you need to connect with tenants… [Read More]

Don’t Let a Bad Economy Prevent You From Attracting High Quality Tenants in Katy, Texas

Don’t Let a Bad Economy Prevent You From Attracting High Quality Tenants in Katy, Texas

February 23, 2021

Under normal circumstances, renting out a property in Katy, Texas is relatively easy considering the greater Houston area has seen steady growth for years. People love moving to Katy for the reputable schools, good neighborhoods, job opportunities, strong local economy, and affordability. However, ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, things have been a little shaky…. [Read More]

How to Keep Your Rental Home Safe From Invisible Lurking Threats in Katy, Texas

How to Keep Your Rental Home Safe From Invisible Lurking Threats in Katy, Texas

February 18, 2021

Being a landlord in Katy, Texas isn’t a simple job. You’re not just managing a property – you’re continually managing your relationship with your tenant(s). For example, fixing a broken toilet may seem like a simple maintenance task, but how fast you make that repair can make or break your tenant’s trust. Tenants expect their… [Read More]

The Pros and Cons of Including Landscaping Services in Your Houston Lease

The Pros and Cons of Including Landscaping Services in Your Houston Lease

February 16, 2021

Who should be responsible for maintaining your property’s landscaping? That depends on how involved the maintenance is and your particular agreement with your tenant. For instance, you can’t require a tenant to maintain extensive landscaping. However, if you have a normal yard, you can either handle it yourself or request the tenant to maintain the… [Read More]

8 Ways Your Houston Tenants Can Baby Proof Your Rental

8 Ways Your Houston Tenants Can Baby Proof Your Rental

February 4, 2021

If you own single family residential rental properties, young families can be an excellent target market for tenants. They’re often looking for a stable place to live and may stick around for a year or two. But with young families come young kids. And it’s in your best interest to let your tenants baby proof… [Read More]