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Why Renter’s Insurance is Important

  • Monday, April 16, 2018
  General   Tips   

As a renter, you need to take great care to protect yourself as well as your belongings. When searching for an apartment for rent, look for areas that are considered safe neighborhoods, where the landlords conduct tenant screening.Also, renters insurance is a must.

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10 Questions to Ask a Property Management Company

  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  Tips   General   

Owning rental properties can be big business. Whether you own a couple of properties or several, chances are, you will find yourself very busy with the needs of your tenants.

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How to Interact with a Landlord

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  Tips   

When you become a tenant, the relationship you have with your landlord is important. You must be on good terms with the landlord in order to maintain your rental as well as have access to repairs and maintenance as needed.

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Zero Drug Tolerance Policy: Have You Considered Changes to Your Lease Agreement?

  • Monday, April 9, 2018
  General   Tips   

Over the past few years, several states in the US have considered legalizing marijuana. Nevada is one such example. In 2017, the sale of marijuana for recreational use was legalized.

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Hiring a Property Manager: What You Need to Consider

  • Friday, April 6, 2018
  Tips   

After entering the rental real estate property industry, you may find that you have taken on more properties than you can handle. Managing rental property can be tough, especially when you own multiple properties.

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Protecting Your Real Estate Investment with Tenant Screening

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  Tenant Screening   Tips   

When you begin to dabble in the rental real estate world, you will find that tenants range from the highest quality to the less than stellar. As you begin looking for tenants to rent your residential rental properties, it is important to know how to protect your investment.

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Greenville Real Estate Market Sees Increase in Auctions for Average Homes

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  South Carolina   

The Greenville, South Carolina, real estate market is a tight one. On an average day, there are more people in the market to buy a home than there are homes available, and that makes it difficult for residents and investors to pick up properties. While some markets suffer through the supply and demand problem, buyers and sellers in Greenville have found an interesting solution. Greenville residents are using real estate auctions to buy and sell homes. There’s been a spike in auctions, providing

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How to Choose a Responsible Tenant

  • Monday, April 2, 2018
  Tenant Credit Checks   Tenant Screening   Tips   

When owning an apartment building or residential rental home, it is imperative that landlords or property managers choose a responsible tenant. A responsible individual that rents your property will be able to pay rent on time, care for the property and be pleasant to neighbors.

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Background Check Tips: Avoid Dangerous Tenants

  • Friday, March 30, 2018
  Tenant Credit Checks   Tenant Screening   Tips   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

When owning rental property, it is important to conduct a quality background check on potential tenants. By doing so, you are eliminating the potential of renting your property to a criminal.

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Property Management Made Easy

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  Tips   

If you are new to the rental property industry, you may be trying to figure out how to manage your new investments. Focusing on the management of your property will ensure that your investment pays off.

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Tenant Screening: Roommate Addition

  • Monday, March 26, 2018
  General   Tenant Screening   

When you choose a tenant for your rental property, you do so by conducting tenant screening. With tenant screening, you are acquiring information regarding the tenant, including completing a background check.

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Why There is a Need for A Rental Application Form

  • Friday, March 23, 2018
  General   Paperwork & Forms   Tenant Screening   

As a landlord, you want to have quality tenants residing within your property. To streamline the process of finding tenants, a rental application form is needed

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How to Increase Rent Without Losing Good Tenants

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  General   Tips   

As a rental property owner, you make a profit based on the rent you charge each month. Depending on your individual situation, there may come a time when you need to increase the rent to continue to make a profit.

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Top Tips on Becoming a Landlord

  • Monday, March 19, 2018
  Tips   

If you have ever thought about becoming a landlord, now is the time. Short sales and foreclosures on the market today, provide great opportunity for individuals to invest in real estate and offer rentals to tenants.

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Managing Rental Properties with Today’s Technology

  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  Paperwork & Forms   Product Updates   

Years ago, managing rental properties could be quite difficult. Before today’s technological advances, every aspect of property management was done by hand. It could be quite difficult to handle the day to day operations of properties, especially when owning several homes or buildings.

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Online Background Checks to Avoid Dangerous Renters

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  Tenant Screening   Tips   

As a landlord, you want to rent your properties to individuals who are responsible and upstanding citizens. You practice tenant screening with every potential renter, but are you possibly missing something?

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How to Deal with Inherited Tenants

  • Monday, March 12, 2018
  Tips   Tenant Screening   

When it comes to purchasing real estate rental properties, you may find your self with inherited tenants. The current property owner already uses the home or building as a rental but wants to move on to something else.

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4 Qualities to Look for In a New Tenant

  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  Tips   Tenant Credit Checks   Tenant Screening   

As a landlord, you want to find the best tenants for your rental property. To do so, you must complete tenant screening and background checks, trying to get to know the person you are considering. If you are new to the real estate rental industry, you may have no idea where to start when reviewing potential tenants.

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3 Top Benefits of Hiring a Property Management Company

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  Tips   

If you have a rental property or multiple properties that you manage, you may be asking yourself if you are able to handle the management needs or if a property management company will be more helpful. Before making the decision to move from managing your property to hiring a company to do it for you, there are factors to consider.

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What To Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Rent

  • Monday, March 5, 2018
  Tips   

Even with quality background checks and tenant screening, the landlord still has to deal with tenants who do not pay their rent. There are many reasons as to why rent is not paid, including legitimate reasoning such as losing a job or having an unexpected medical emergency.

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