How Do I Find a Good Property Manager?

It’s tough finding a good property manager. They all sound great on the phone. You will hear a lot of promises, guarantees, and benefits. But how do you know if they will deliver? Here is our strategy for finding a great property manager: First, find candidates to interview. Start with NARPM, the National Association of …

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Should I Approve An Applicant Who Is Registered as a Sex Offender?

HUD issued a new guidance in 2016 clarifying which applicants can be denied based on having a criminal record. The main takeaway from reading this is that housing can be denied if there is ” a demonstrable risk to resident safety and/or property “ Here is the conclusion of that guidance: Policies that exclude persons …

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Can I Put a Lockbox on my Rental if the Tenant Refuses to Sign the Lockbox Addendum?

Question I’m selling my rental and the lease states that during the last 30 days I can show the property to interested folks. Also says I can have a lockbox on the door, etc. I contacted my tenant to give him a heads up about listing the house and requested that he sign the lockbox …

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What is Self-Touring or Self-Showing Technology?

What is self-showing or self-touring technology? Self-touring technology allows a prospective renter to physically visit a vacant property without a manager or agent present. Renters can instantly book an appointment, saving countless hours finding a property to rent, and managers can streamline operations by supplementing traditional leasing office hours to easily conduct weekend and after-hour …

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Is it recommended to install a washer and dryer in a rental house?

It depends on the property and the location. If you have type A property and competing rentals offer washer and dryer, you need to provide them as well. Type B property yes with a slightly higher rent. Type C, no, unless they rent it from us, typically at $50 extra per month. That being said, …

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