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This month's article: "5 Ways to Outsmart Sneaky Tenants"

Jay Myers - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Property Management Blog Let's face it.  Some problem tenants are smart and know how to play the game.  But you can easily outsmart sneaky tenants by watching for the most common pattern. The preferred strategy for many problem tenants is to sneak someone else into being able to live at the property without being on the lease.  Sometimes that's t...

This month's article: "Why should I bring a tape measure to a property showing?"

Jay Myers - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Property Management Blog A common concern for tenants when you are showing them a vacant property is whether their furniture will fit in the spaces.  If the tenant can't visualize how it will all come together, that will slow down the leasing process to a snail's pace.  And they could call you back to see the property again..... just to measure. Tenant...

This month's article: "Are You a Target for Bad Tenants?"

Jay Myers - Thursday, February 13, 2014
Property Management Blog Ever had an eviction?  Find yourself with problem tenants?   You might be sending the wrong message from Day 1. Problem tenants will look for that laid back owner, who doesn't seem to care a lot.  Or the part-time owner who doesn't seem to have much experience.    Even if you have had only great tenants, READ ON....

This month's article: "What is normal Wear and Tear?"

Jay Myers - Friday, January 24, 2014
Property Management Blog In most states, you are entitled to charge your tenant for damages beyond ordinary wear and tear.  However, there are many disputes over security deposits revolve around this elusive definition.  It's your responsibility to be able to tell the difference between ordinary wear and tear and more serious damage that you can legall...

Why is at least one mid lease walkthrough important?

Jay Myers - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Property Management Blog To understand the condition of the property.  If there is an issue with the way tenant is treating the property, you have time to correct this issue before it becomes a major issue.   Carpets, wall damage, lawn care, pool care, etc.&n...

Rising Flood Insurance Rates FAQ

Jay Myers - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Property Management Blog Q:  WHY ARE FLOOD INSURANCE RATES INCREASING? A:  To price flood policies at “Full Risk” rates and stabilize the federal flood insurance program.  Congress passed a law last year to require property owners, who for decades subsidized, to pay a higher rate.  The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance R...

Two words you have heard before….‘Curb Appeal’

Jay Myers - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:   Two words you have heard before….‘Curb Appeal’ The best advertisement for your rental unit is the curb appeal or exterior appearance of the property. Properties with negative curb appeal can be rented, but finding a tenant often takes much longer. You may have fewer ...

If you want the rent, you will at times need to contact the tenant directly

Jay Myers - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Property Management Blog By Mark Griz The most effective way to collect rents and determine whether you should exercise a little patience is to contact your tenant directly.  Simply mailing a rent reminder or hanging a late notice on the front door typically won’t get the job done. Don’t ‘break bread’ with the tenant at...

Competition in Today’s Rental Market

Jay Myers - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Property Management Blog By: Tiffany Hull Today’s rental market is extremely competitive due to investors flooding the rental market place with recently purchased and completely renovated homes. This puts the absentee owner at a price disadvantage unless their home is in pristine condition. Through professional management, like Orlando Realty and Propert...

“Should I make that improvement on my rental?”

Jay Myers - Saturday, August 24, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:  “Should I make that improvement on my rental?” Evaluate the cost of the renovation or upgrade versus the rent you increase that you will be able to get out of a particular improvement before you start renovating.  Very simply, you need to be sure you will get your money back from ...

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