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Showing the rental to prospective tenant tips…

Jay Myers - Saturday, July 20, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:   Showing the rental to prospective tenant tips…. Have the utilities on.  Nothing like walking into a hot, dark property in the middle of the summer.  The tenant will come in, look around, say thanks for showing the property and leave because they are not comfortable.&n...

How should I price my property?

Jay Myers - Sunday, June 23, 2013
Property Management Blog How should I price my property? Many new rental property owners make a major mistake by overestimating the potential income from their rental property.  They develop unrealistic operation budgets or projections using above market rents allowing for no rental discounts and anticipating virtually no vacancy or bad debt.  Whe...

“So you think you don’t want a tenant with a pet?”

Jay Myers - Friday, June 21, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:  “So you think you don’t want a tenant with a pet?” Keep in mind, that approximately 50-60% of the prospective tenants for your property have a pet.  Can you afford to take away more than ½ of the potential tenants for your property?  More importantly, is the cost...

Are the outside first impressions critical?

Jay Myers - Monday, May 20, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:   Are the outside first impressions critical? Do you think?  To attract tenants who will treat your property properly and stay for a long time, be sure that your grounds and exterior areas are sparkling clean and the landscaping is well maintained.  Renovate the grounds by making sur...

Should I manage my own rental property?

Jay Myers - Friday, March 29, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:  “Should I manage my own rental property?” Examine your own personality.  Are you a people person?  Serving as a landlord is a labor of love; you must love people, you must love working with your hands and you must love solving problems.  Most of all…you must be will...

“Red flags you’re dealing with a bad contractor.”

Jay Myers - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Property Management Blog Red flags you’re dealing with a bad contractor Your home is your sanctuary from all of life’s stresses. So it makes sense that when it comes time to remodel, you want to find a professional home contractor that you can trust.  First things first, you’ll want to do your homework and look to resources like your l...

"Should I hire an attorney in an eviction?”

Jay Myers - Monday, February 18, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:  “Should I hire an attorney in an eviction?” Yes.  Get your property back.  Although the eviction process is rather straightforward in most areas, we would recommend using an attorney to handle evictions.  There are very precise and detailed rules regarding filing and ser...

“Payments made prior to commencement.”

Jay Myers - Monday, January 21, 2013
Property Management Blog This month’s article:  “Payments made prior to commencement.” Prior to giving the keys to your new tenant and allowing him to take possession, you need to insist on having the cash in hand through good funds (as opposed to insufficient funds, where a person writes a check and doesn’t have the money to cover...

Application thoughts….

Jay Myers - Sunday, December 9, 2012
Property Management Blog This month’s article:  Application thoughts…. Sometimes the mere mention of the tenant screening process is enough to make the rental prospect fidget and then shift into the classic “I’m just looking” mode.   But you must perform a thorough application process on every adult tenant....

“I really want the rent, should I accept any type of payment?”

Jay Myers - Saturday, November 10, 2012
Property Management Blog This month’s article:   “I really want the rent, should I accept any type of payment?” This article is really about the quality of the lease versus anything else.  A quality lease will ensure the following are followed.  Never accept third party checks, such as payroll or government checks....

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