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How to Save Money on Maintenance Repairs

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  General   Tips   

As a landlord myself, I completely understand the importance of saving money on maintenance repairs. After all, repair costs can ultimately detract from your bottom line.

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How to Ensure Tenants Look after Your Property

  • Monday, December 2, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

The most troubling aspect of being a landlord is tenants who damage your property, from putting holes in the wall, to complete trashing, and even worse.

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Tips on Maintaining a Rental Property

  • Friday, November 22, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Maintenance on a rental property can be a confusing issue. Renters may mistakenly assume all maintenance is the responsibility of the leasing agent and maintenance staff but this is usually not true.

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Legal Forms for Landlords in Ohio

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Real estate properties are so valuable these days that most people are unable to sell even if they badly need money.

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A Landlord's Guide to Understanding Criminal Checks

  • Friday, November 8, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

As a landlord, it is only natural for you to want to know more about an applicant before deciding to rent your property to that person.

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Consumer Reporting Agency Responsibilities

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013
  General   FCRA   Tips   

Consumer credit reports are commonly used as a method for evaluating rental applications.

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Getting started with VerticalRent's Online Rent Collection

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  General   Rents & Deposits   

Some simple instructions to get started with VerticalRent's Online Rent Collection feature.

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Apartment Associations Must Now Credential All Members Who Obtain Credit Reports, Or Do They?

  • Monday, November 4, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Criminal & Eviction Checks   Tenant Credit Checks   

Requirements for landlord’s running credit reports on prospective tenants continue to evolve. Credentialing is now required for all end users (landlords).

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Why you Cannot Afford to Miss Annual Inspections

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

As a landlord, you have a number of responsibilities. Not only is it important to make certain that your investment is protected, but it is also important to ensure your property is safe for inhabitation.

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Handling Credit Checks in a Recession

  • Friday, October 25, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

While the rental market may be stronger than ever, it is still important for landlords to exercise caution. Many people have been hurt by the economy and their credit scores have suffered the consequences.

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Attracting Quality Renters with Photos

  • Friday, October 18, 2013
  General   Advertising & Marketing   Tips   Rental Market   

It has often been said that a photo is worth a thousand words. When it comes to attracting quality renters, providing photos can certainly go a long way.

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How to Keep Great Tenants

  • Friday, October 11, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Attracting great tenants is an important goal of most landlords, but once you have found them, you need to know how to keep them. Understanding what quality tenants look for in a rental property can help you to keep vacancies at a minimum.

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Appealing to Choosy Renters

  • Friday, October 4, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

In today's increasingly competitive rental market, there are many excellent reasons for ensuring your property stands out from the competition. Today's renters are growing more and more selective.

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Should You Collect Rental Application Fees?

  • Friday, September 27, 2013
  Collect Rent Online   

Collecting rents is an important function as a landlord, but that process does not begin on the due date. It actually begins on the day that your tenant completes a rental application.

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Offering Rental Payment Options

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  General   Rents & Deposits   

Whether you only handle one or two properties or a multitude of units, collecting the monthly rent can be a hassle for many landlords. Physical rent collection can certainly present a myriad of challenges.

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Common Sense Tips to Rejecting a Rental Application

  • Friday, September 13, 2013
  General   Legal   Paperwork & Forms   Tenant Screening   

When you are in the business of renting properties, there naturally comes a time when you must reject an applicant. There can be a number of reasons why you might reject a rental application.

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Renting is like Job Hunting - It's a 2-Way Street

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  General   

Many interviewers in corporate America strut into an interview with the idea that they hold the cards and that the interviewee (job hunter) should bow to their presence.

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Top 10 Reasons to Screen Tenants

  • Monday, July 15, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

Many landlords roll the dice when it comes to filling their vacancies.

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A Few Renting Tips for Landlords

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Renting tips for landlords include the application process, lease agreement, the property itself and what is deemed actual wear and tear of an apartment.

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Making a Living in Rental Properties

  • Saturday, June 1, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

There are many ways in which a person can make a living when it comes to real estate investing some of them carry more risks than others.

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